--subdivision History--Prophecies under names of countries, cities, etc.; and subdivision Prophecies under names of individual persons, deities, and sacred works, and under classes of persons, ethnic groups, and individual wars, e.g. Bible--Prophecies; World War, 1939-1945--Prophecies
Preemptive attack (Military science) -- See Also First strike (Nuclear strategy) Here are entered works on preemptive strategic nuclear attacks designed to destroy an enemy's strategic forces before they can be used against one's own strategic forces. Works on the principle that a military power, in the event of war, would not be the first to resort to the tactical or strategic use of nuclear weapons are entered under No first use (Nuclear strategy).
Preemptive killing -- See Targeted killing Here are entered works on the state-sanctioned killing of an individual or individuals. Works on the killing of an individual or individuals by private persons or groups are entered under Assassination.
Preening in animals -- See Grooming behavior in animals Here are entered works on the care and cleaning of animals by themselves or other animals. Works on the human tending, cleaning, brushing, etc., of animals are entered under Animal grooming.