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.
Shortly after arriving at As Samawa, my TF received the mission to send a company-sized force to seize a piece of terrain to the west and establish blocking positions.
Shortly after arriving at As Samawah, my task force received a mission to send a company-sized force to seize a section of terrain to the west and establish blocking positions.
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.
Medlin, the engineer platoon sergeant and part of the eastern blocking position.
As part of the maneuver, Task Force 2-7 was ordered to establish a blocking position against a brigade-sized counterattack at the airfield's main entrance.
The indirect fire covered the movement of A Company, known as Team Security, as it established a blocking position oriented to the south, the enemy's most likely avenue of approach.
On 25 July, the 2/7 Cavalry moved into a blocking position on a road southwest of No Gun Ri.
Objective MONTGOMERY was a blocking position at the intersection of Highways 1 and 10, almost due west of the Baghdad International Airport being held by COL Grimsley's 1st BCT.
Judge Victoria Roberts in the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan ruled that the Taubman family's claimed blocking position in the company may be challenged by SPG at a hearing on March 21, 2003 on the grounds that the family's "group" voting power was obtained without shareholder approval under the Michigan Control Share Acquisitions Act (also known as the "shareholder equity act").