Greater Vocabulary for Greater World Power!
controlled reprisal—Not to be used. See controlled response. —page 102
controlled response—The selection from a wide variety of feasible options one of which will provide the specific military response most advantageous in the circumstances. —page 102
(A tip of the cap to Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists for posting the recently revised Department of Defense official dictionary. Check out the invaluable FAS Project on Government Secrecy.)