In July 2011, the seven-time Tour de France winner mounted a preemptive strike against 60 Minutes.
Third, he relied on spotty intelligence and the threat of chemical weapons to justify a preemptive strike.
The U.S. Defense Department has made it clear that Gates will not give Israel a green light to launch a preemptive strike on Iran.
Once again, the course of history hinged on the outcome of a preemptive strike.
Mike Giglio on why the plea could be a preemptive strike against looming accusations.
The Democrats made a preemptive strike, and now the Republicans will exact their revenge.
A first-strike attack with nuclear weapons carried out to destroy an enemy's capacity to respond. A preemptive strike is based on the assumption that the enemy is planning an imminent attack.