an attack (usually without prior warning) intended to deal only with a specific target
a military attack upon a target which results in, was intended to result in, or is claimed only to have resulted in damage to the intended legitimate
a very limited nuclear attack on selected targets only.
A carefully planned and executed attack against a well-defended target.
A surgical strike is a military attack which results in, was intended to result in, or is claimed to have resulted in only damage to the intended legitimate military target, and no collateral damage to surrounding structures, vehicles, buildings, etc.