killing zone


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killing zone

An area in which a commander plans to force the enemy to concentrate so as to be destroyed with conventional weapons or the tactical employment of nuclear weapons.
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Noun1.killing zone - an area where a battle has occurred with many fatalities
zone - an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
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The Killing Zone is an engaging synthesis of the literature on recent United States-Latin American relations that, as Rabe himself admits, contains few new revelations for scholars of Latin American history and politics.
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