According to the vice president, we will strive to prevent threats but not pre-empt them.
He'll be briefed on the risks of Iranian retaliation, and he will be offered a menu of options to pre-empt such retaliation.
As a growing number of affiliates threatened to pre-empt the show, Gaspin said he realized “that this was not going to go well.”
also preempt, 1830, "secure by pre-emtion," back-formation from pre-emption, originally American English. In the broascasting sense, it is attested from 1965, American English, a euphemism for "cancel." Related: pre-empted; preempted.