I have been hearing the phrase “scorched earth” since 1991 when the Iraqi forces set fire to the oil wells in Kuwaiti. Black smoke filled the skies leaving an apocalyptic feel to the observer.
According to Wikipedia.org, this phrase is defined as:
“A scorched-earth policy is a military strategy that aims to destroy anything that might be useful to the enemy while it is advancing through or withdrawing from a location. Any assets that could be used by the enemy may be targeted, for example food sources, water supplies, transportation, communications, industrial resources, and even the locale’s people themselves.” Continue reading