deliberate attack


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deliberate attack

A type of offensive action characterized by preplanned coordinated employment of firepower and maneuver to close with and destroy or capture the enemy.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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It was a deliberate attack on the mysticism of the Maeterlinck school - an attack from the citadel of positive science upon the wonder-dreamers, but an attack nevertheless that retained much of beauty and wonder of the sort compatible with ascertained fact.
For the poor it was cuts and malnutrition as a result of this deliberate attack, and for the rich, it was tax breaks and champagne.
For the poor it was cuts and malnutrition as a result of this deliberate attack and for the rich, it was tax breaks and champagne.
Amnesty International Wednesday described the blast as "a horrific and deliberate attack on civilians" that showed "a callous disregard for human life."
Police said they suspect it was a deliberate attack. The driver was on the run, German media reported.
In another statement on its website, UP said the system error was a deliberate attack on the student database.
It was later revealed that the stadium gates were locked prior the incidents, a sign that Al-Ahly fans considered conclusive evidence of a deliberate attack.
"The actions of the Israeli military court are politically motivated and are part of a deliberate attack on Palestinian politicians.
It was first thought to be an internal glitch, but the bank now claim it was a deliberate attack on their servers in the morning as traffic was targeted towards the RBS website.
The two goats, Billy and Rags, had to be killed after what was believed to have been a deliberate attack.
I condemn this as a deliberate attack against Iraq's millennial history and culture, and as an inflammatory incitement to violence and hatred," she added.