killing zone


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killing zone

An area in which a commander plans to force the enemy to concentrate so as to be destroyed with conventional weapons or the tactical employment of nuclear weapons.
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Noun1.killing zone - an area where a battle has occurred with many fatalities
zone - an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
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An ally of David Davis, the former Brexit secretary, claimed May was entering "the killing zone".
Condemning Israel's 'cruel occupation and repression during the 'Great March of Return' in Gaza, Pakistani envoy said that a peaceful protest was transformed into a callous killing zone by the occupying power, even as the world watched the wanton shooting of unarmed Palestinians on their television screens.
Rabe's The Killing Zone is a powerful indictment of United States policy in Latin America during the Cold War.
Just like a lion stalking its prey, it pushes the prey to where it wants the Killing Zone to be and then makes sure that it's there when the prey reaches the Killing Zone.
When it began, al Qaeda dominated large swaths of central Iraq, Baghdad was a killing zone, Sunni and Shiites were heading toward civil war, and the Iraqi government was seen as a failure.
As they couldn't be sure the compounds close to the mortar were free of innocent civilians the force had to use small arms and GPMGs to drive the Taliban out of the killing zone. After a ferocious battle 2nd Lt Kuku thought his men had forced the Taliban to retreat.
A large, untested volunteer army charged enthusiastically into a killing zone dominated by machine guns and artillery.
The Killing Zone is a Cold War thriller featuring an American journalist in Prague named Bob Turner.
Miller III, "Escape from the Killing Zone," FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, March 2002, 1-7.
SIR - In central America Ronald Reagan will be remembered as the president who turned the region into a killing zone. His government armed, trained and funded the right-wing contras to terrorise Nicaragua.
"Avoid the killing zone. Elements within the killing zone must move forward out of the area of fire; those behind it must stop short of it.