flanking attack


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flanking attack

An offensive maneuver directed at the flank of an enemy. See also frontal attack.
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35) Carhart also supports his argument with other writings, concluding that the only logical explanation is that Stuart was conducting reconnaissance for a flanking attack on the third day of the battle.
Knowing that they can't - at the present - make a frontal assault on public education, the privateers have launched a flanking attack intended to obtain their goal by creeping privatization.
If uncertainty is the enemy of business, then the Clinton Administration suggestion that breakthrough drugs be subjected to a de facto system of price control was a flanking attack by the regulatory horsemen from the East.