defensive measure

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Noun1.defensive measure - (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
umbrella - a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets; "an air umbrella over England"
military action, action - a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"
air defense - defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles or to nullify their effectiveness
stand - a defensive effort; "the army made a final stand at the Rhone"
hasty defence, hasty defense - a defense organized while in contact with the enemy or when time is limited
deliberate defence, deliberate defense - a defense organized before contact is made with the enemy and while time for organization is available; usually includes a fortified zone (with pillboxes) and communication systems
biodefence, biodefense, biological defence, biological defense - procedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using biological agents
chemical defence, chemical defense - procedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using chemical agents
minelaying, mining - laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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President Donald Trump publicly announced the 1,500 figure, which had been previously reported by Reuters, and described it as a defensive measure. The troops include personnel manning missile defense systems, aerial surveillance to spot threats and engineers to fortify defenses.
Delaware Chancery Court Judge Andre Bouchard ruled that CBS (CBS) can temporarily block Shari Redstone from interfering with the network board's preparation to weigh a defensive measure to ward off a merger with Viacom (VIAB), Bloomberg reports.
The allies also highlighted the importance of deploying an advanced US missile defense system, known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), on the peninsula as a "purely defensive measure focused solely on North Korea," read the statement.
Divided opinions on the attack linger to this day--was it a draconian but necessary defensive measure for desperate times, or a cruel and unnecessary slaughter?
NYDFS said "Thus, instead of employing Last Look as a purely defensive measure, Barclays instead used it as a general filter to reject customer orders that Barclays predicted, based on price movements during the hold period, would be unprofitable to the bank".
For example, the PCNA provides that "no cause of action shall lie or be maintained in any court against any private entity" both "for the monitoring of an information system" in accordance with the terms of the act, or for "the sharing or receipt of a cyber threat indicator or defensive measure" under the provisions of the act.
The patrols were "a defensive measure and in line with international common practice," Shen was quoted as saying.
London announced on Thursday it would be deploying six RAF Typhoon jets to its base at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus as a defensive measure to protect its assets on the island.
The bank will replace at least 2,000 credit cards as a defensive measure. Websense Inc, a leader in Internet security, said The Bahamas is ranked second among the top five countries in the world which host phishing sites.
"The system is a purely defensive measure, against possible air and missile threats from Syria," the army command said in a statement.
The huge animal - attracted by a "bait ball" which small fish form as a defensive measure - surfaced among small boats in Avila Beach.
Israel justified the raid as a defensive measure meant to keep goods that may have military uses out of the hands of Hamas militants.