blocking position


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blocking position

A defensive position so sited as to deny the enemy access to a given area or to prevent the enemy's advance in a given direction.
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The squadron, also known as the "Muleskinners," was preparing to operate a displaced civilian processing center, checkpoints, and several blocking positions south of the city.
This is for the simple reason espoused by the Commission itself that settlement agreements ought not to be deemed unlawful if the parties have good and valid reasons to believe that a blocking position exists.
Two different instructors backed up this scenario with a stunning statistic: "Over the last 12 months or so we killed about 1,000 Iraqis at blocking positions and checkpoints," the first coyote told the grunts.
An attempt at blocking position learning by training rats for 24 days with series that could be mastered only by learning based on reward memories before training 12 days with a series that could be learned either by memory or by position produced blocking in 2 of the 6 rats examined.
Task Force 2-7 Infantry established a blocking position against a counterattack on the main entrance to the airfield.
When my TF seized a critical highway intersection south of Baghdad, I could see the company commander icons at each blocking position and I knew we had control of the objective.
When my task force seized a key highway intersection south of Baghdad, I could see the company commanders' icons at each blocking position and I knew we had control of the objective.
Chenault and his wingman, CW3 Hurley, watched as elements of the 101st (Task Force Raider) exited their CH-47s into the northern half of the valley while the other three Apaches of Team Two flew over-watch on the rest of the 159th Aviation Brigade helicopters as they dropped off elements of the 10th Mountain Division (Task Force Summit) to LZs in the vicinity of Blocking Position GINGER to the south.
I think I'm an athlete, but I have to understand fullback is a blocking position and anything else is extra.
The move is reportedly the result of ISP's acquisition of a blocking position in Life Technologies, Rockville, MD, of which Dexter holds 71% and ISP 25%.
With the near expiry of the historical patents (like the US5545468 Panasonic patent in 2013), many actors are building up their portfolio in order to acquire a blocking position.
PLH22 Yashimi, which incidentally was at the Manila Bay, assumed blocking position at the starboard bow of the vessel when hijackers did not respond to its radio call.