decisive point


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decisive point

A geographic place, specific key event, critical system, or function that allows commanders to gain a marked advantage over an enemy and greatly influence the outcome of an attack. See also centers of gravity.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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All are struck by the justness of his views, but no one undertakes to carry them out, so he takes a regiment, a division- stipulates that no one is to interfere with his arrangements- leads his division to the decisive point, and gains the victory alone.
He said Pakistan's Kashmir policy was at a decisive point and he had apprised the world leaders about the plight of the eight million Kashmiri people in Jammu and Kashmir.
At every decisive point in the process the UK was forced to concede.
He said Pakistan's Kashmir policy was at a decisive point and it has apprised the world about the plight of the 80 million Kashmiri people.
We shall have superior force ratio at decisive point. Never think that due to our commitments elsewhere we will have any capacity lack.
Egypt had a decisive point which is the Government support." An Egyptian delegation led by Football Federation President Hany Abo Rida arrived on Monday in Dakar, Senegal capital, to attend CAF Executive Committee meeting.
The West team management knew it would be a tough task to repeat this form in the individual stage with a large North contingent packing out several of the classes but West held the ascendency until the very last runner for North took the decisive point to deny West the win.
In an interview with Greek newspaper Ta Nea, Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said that he was convinced that a solution to the name issue was possible to find and that the decisive point about whether there is a solution won't be in Sofia.
GUJRAT -- The case of an Italian-Pakistani woman's death has reached to a decisive point as the forensic report, on Wednesday, revealed that Sana Cheema was strangled to death.
| A service on August 8 at Amiens Cathedral, France, to mark the centenary of the Battle of Amiens and the subsequent "hundred days offensive" which was a decisive point in the war.
At match point at 10-9, Medina uncorked a soft forehand that kissed the top of the net and landed on the board for the decisive point.
For some this could be a landmark phase in domestic life, while for others it could be a decisive point around a new business enterprise.