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box barrage

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A curtain of artillery fire laid down in the shape of a box to impede enemy movements and protect friendly troops.

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barrier minefield

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A minefield laid to protect a friendly position by blocking an enemy attack or forcing the attacker into certain areas where he can be more effectively engaged.

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satellite and missile surveillance

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

The systematic observation of aerospace for the purpose of detecting, tracking, and characterizing objects, events, and phenomena associated with satellites and inflight missiles, friendly...

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unit strength

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

As applied to a friendly or enemy unit, the number of personnel, amount of supplies, armament equipment and vehicles, and the total logistic capabilities.

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air interdiction

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

Air operations conducted to destroy, neutralize, or delay the enemy's military potential before it can be brought to bear effectively against friendly forces.

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Airborne Warning and Control Systems

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

AWACS a long-range aircraft equipped with radar and other sensors and employed to track enemy air, sea, and land forces and to direct friendly aircraft.

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evasion and escape

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

The procedures and operations whereby military personnel and other selected individuals are enabled to emerge from an enemy-held or hostile area to areas under friendly control.

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rolling barrage

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 38 words.

an artillery barrage fired in front of advancing friendly troops and periodically moved closer to the enemy on a precisely-timed

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rolling barrage

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

An artillery barrage fired in front of advancing friendly troops and periodically moved closer to the enemy on a precisely-timed schedule so as to avoid hitting the advancing forces while...

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target combat air patrol

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A patrol of fighters maintained over an enemy target area to destroy enemy aircraft and to cover friendly shipping in the vicinity of the target area in amphibious operations.

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base defense

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

The local military measures, both normal and emergency, required to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of enemy attacks on, or sabotage of, a base, to ensure that the maximum capacity of...

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Bronze Star Medal

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

U.S. military decoration awarded for “heroic or meritorious achievement or service not involving aerial flight” during operations against an armed enemy of the United States or while...

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urgent priority

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A category of immediate mission request which is lower than emergency priority but takes precedence over ordinary priority, e.g., enemy artillery or mortar fire which is falling on friendly...

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infiltration

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N.

1 the movement through or into an area or territory occupied by either friendly or enemy troops or organizations. The movement is made, either by small groups or by...

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air surveillance

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

The systematic observation of airspace by electronic, visual, or other means, primarily for the purpose of identifying and determining the movements of aircraft and missiles, friendly and...

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demolition belt

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A selected land area sown with explosive charges, mines, and other available obstacles to deny use of the land to enemy operations, and as a protection to friendly troops. A ...

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interdiction mission

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A military mission assigned to air, land, or sea forces, the purpose of which is to divert, disrupt, delay, or destroy the enemy's surface military potential before it can be used...

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Edgar Allan Poe and His Enemies

Sandra Tomc.

in The Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allan Poe

February 2019; p ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (19th Century); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 9540 words.

This chapter looks at the dozens of enemies Poe acquired in the course of his career. Instead of understanding these enemies as a phenomenon peculiar to Poe and his individual psychological...

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Pay [Paye], Henry [called Arripay] (fl. 1402–1414), shipmaster

Susan Rose.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 681 words.

Pay [Paye], Henry [called Arripay] (fl. 1402–1414), shipmaster, of Poole, Dorset, acquired a considerable reputation in the early fifteenth century because of his exploits in the seas off...

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Enemies and Enemy Subjects

Adrian Loets.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public International Law; International Law; Law. 3231 words.

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