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Friendly Enemies

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1918),

a comedy drama by Samuel Shipman and Aaron Hoffman. [Hudson Theatre, 440 perf.] Henry Block (Sam Bernard) and Karl Pfeifer (Louis Mann) are German‐born Americans who have...

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nuclear strike warning

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A warning of impending friendly or suspected enemy nuclear attack.

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air cavalry

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

Heliborne combat maneuver force trained to locate the enemy and delay their attack on friendly forces.

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air front

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

In air operations, the approximate line along which contact between friendly and enemy aircraft is expected.

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electronic countermeasures

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

Actions taken to deny or degrade the enemy's ability to effectively use the electromagnetic spectrum against friendly forces.

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aggressor force

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

1 a friendly military force using enemy uniforms, equipment, and doctrine for the purpose of opposing friendly troops in training exercises.

2 a force...

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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

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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