The complete and total bombardment of a planetary surface, eradicating all life in the area with such force as to leave said area uninhabitable for a long period of time afterwards. In a large scale assault, may also involve burning away of the atmosphere. Usually the assault is performed by an Imperial-Class Star Destroyer or an equivalent type cruiser.
"Commander, prepare to execute the Base Delta Zero strike on San Francisco"
by Sax Russel March 27, 2004