Definition of countervalue in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊntəvaljuː/

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An equivalent or equal, especially in military strategy: [as modifier]: countervalue weapons
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  • Given what the author assumes will be the ICBM force's problems with accuracy, he recommends a countervalue strategy that he deems sufficient to deter U.S. intervention in the country's affairs.
  • The country envisioned retaliation against strategic and tactical attacks and would probably strike countervalue rather than counterforce targets.
  • As for targeting strategy, finally, it appears that the country is developing a modified countervalue approach - putting an adversary's civilian assets at risk.

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