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Overkill August 24, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Big Momma @ 2:02 pm

Overkill is the use of excessive force or action that goes further than is necessary to achieve its goal. For example, using a sledgehammer to crack a hazelnut would be overkill, or shooting an ant with a rocket launcher would be overkill.

Nuclear weapons

Overkill is especially used to refer to a destructive nuclear capacity exceeding the amount needed to destroy an enemy.[1]

The term was probably coined in the 1940s and was in common use during the Cold War era, referring to the arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union. Both nations possessed (and still possess) more than enough nuclear weapons to destroy one another many times over — nuclear overkill.

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** Wikipedia.

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