hasty defense


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hasty defense

A defense normally organized while in contact with the enemy or when contact is imminent and time available for the organization is limited. It is characterized by improvement of the natural defensive strength of the terrain by utilization of foxholes, emplacements, and obstacles. See also deliberate defense.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Noun1.hasty defense - a defense organized while in contact with the enemy or when time is limited
defense, defensive measure, defence - (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"
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Regt., in Strykers, conducted hasty defense and attack maneuvers, dismounted patrols and other missions, alongside infantry units from the Canada, Estonia, Hungary and the UK, an air defense unit from the Czech Republic and reconnaissance units from Luxembourg and Germany.
Realizing the vulnerability of over 100 fellow Soldiers, Smith quickly organized a hasty defense consisting of two platoons of Soldiers, one Bradley Fighting Vehicle and three armored personnel carriers.
As part of the hasty defense, Micheletti's vice chancellor Martha Lorena Alvarado took to the media to claim that Zelaya's only viable option was, in effect, to come out with his hands up and face justice.=20 She denied damaging utility lines to the embassy, "despite the diplomatic headquarters being used as general quarters by Zelaya, calling for insurrection from there and compromising Brazil." She said she expected Brazil either to give Zelaya up or grant him asylum in short order.=20