A military strike is a limited attack on a specified target. Strikes are used, amongst other things, to render facilities inoperable (e.g. airports), to assassinate enemy leaders, or to limit supply to enemy troops. A strike can often be the prelude to a war or siege, whose initial strike is for a strategic or tactical disruption, as opposed to all out victory. A strike accomplished by aircraft is known specifically as an airstrike. A strike designed to prevent the danger of a future condition or development is known as a pre-emptive strike.
This military-related article could benefit from further information. You can help us by expanding it.