The exact nature of U.S. retaliation remains hazy, but no less intimidating for its lack of specificity.
In the short term, Obama hopes to nudge public attention away from his own previous strategy with a pile of specificity.
So broad is this metaphor that it risks denying the actual man—and his actual struggle—of all his specificity, all his complexity.
specificity spec·i·fic·i·ty (spěs'ə-fĭs'ĭ-tē)
The condition or state of being specific.
The statistical probability that an individual who does not have the particular disease being tested for will be correctly identified as negative, expressed as the proportion of true negative results to the total of true negative and false positive results.