The three-sided ambush was a specialty of the Taliban: usually faced with superior American firepower, they preferred to bend fluidly around allied troops rather than attempt to hold terrain, surrounding Americans and attriting
them as they advanced, falling back and melting away as necessary for survival.
If the participating units, however, are not dropped out systematically, meaning that there are no distinctive characteristics among the attriting
units, then there is no attrition bias even though the sample has decreased between waves.
The small footprints of the settlements were at first discomfortingly accepted by the Cherokee, who initially ceded areas of land whose ownership was disputed by multiple tribes in hopes that these other contesting tribes would shoulder the burden of attriting
the frontiersmen to oblivion.
TABLE 9 Release Rates at Attriting
Facilities (Subsample of facilities closed by 2004.
Smart mobile mines might prove particularly effective in attriting
PLAN submarines and surface forces or blocking their access to and from their bases.
The major objective in any counterinsurgency or unconventional type of war is gaining and then maintaining the support of the population and not simply attriting
the enemy's armed forces.
These fighter escorts also served a second function, that of attriting
the German fighter force--essentially a trench-style slugfest in the air.
The report said Iran has a doctrine of delaying and attriting
any attacking force.
A larger force can better sustain the punishment it receives while attriting
The assumption at Midwestern is that admitted students are fully capable of completing their degrees; indeed, the career paths of the attriting
students revealed them to be enormously talented and successful.
By viewing this from a traditional perspective, targeting and weapon employment would focus on attriting
or destroying the enemy.
They could probably do well in attriting
any sort of invasion that did occur.