precision bombing


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precision bombing

Bombing directed at a specific point target.
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precision bombing

nbombardamento di precisione
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Coalition forces have claimed throughout the conflict that precision bombing has kept civilian casualties to a minimum.
The JDAM is a weapons guidance system tail kit designed and developed in the early 1990's that brings autonomous, all weather, near precision bombing capability to the United States Air Force and Navy.
The same Global Positioning System (GPS) was used by the US and British armies to launch precision bombing raids on Baghdad and other Iraqi cities.
Imagine the carnage, the destruction in Basra or Baghdad, had the coalition of the Willing (ah, trusty Poland, brave little Kuwait) not cowed Saddam with a display of precision bombing, striking only at evil, apart from some unfortunate accidents.
The politicians may demand precision bombing, surgical strikes and no collateral damage, but they have nothing to lose but their reputations.
American military chiefs plan to test a new battle theory that relies on high-tech precision bombing and a smaller, more rapidly moving infantry than a decade ago, when large columns of soldiers advanced in tight formations.
Precision bombing will be aimed at purely military complexes so the refugee crisis is not worsened.
Television has made us used to the flight of Cruise missiles from US warships and the precision bombing of carefully selected targets, and we may well see this again in coming days or months, but the new world order that exists as of Tuesday will also promote the use of special forces in covert attacks on selected targets around the world, attacks and results that most of us will never see and which possibly may never be reported openly.
At odds with the American daylight precision bombing strategy, the Royal Air Force (RAF) steadfastly pursued night attacks from 1939 to 1945 at a loss of "nearly 10,000 bombers and over 55,000 airmen killed, wounded, or captured" (p.
Eighth Air Force's daylight precision bombing against industrial targets and Royal Air Force Bomber Command's night area bombing of city targets.
To be sure, those who directed the US Army's "Mighty" Eighth Air Force may have believed or at least wanted to believe that they were conducting precision bombing of legitimate military and economic targets, but Dresden and the mass incineration of Japan's cities put an end to any pretense of it.
MARCH 20, 2003 War commences with precision bombing on Baghdad at 2.

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