main attack


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main attack

The principal attack or effort into which the commander throws the full weight of the offensive power at his disposal. An attack directed against the chief objective of the campaign, major operation, or battle.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Thither, then, the scout proceeded, like a prudent general, who was about to feel the advanced positions of his enemy, before he hazarded the main attack.
I imagine the summer is chosen as the time for the main attack, because the plains are then without water, and the Indians can only travel in particular directions.
Because they say - the main attack on us in the cities is the dirty air, the huge traffic, the harmful particles of dust, "the prime minister said.
Two days later on September 08, India launched its main attack against Sialkot using its armoured division and other strike formations.
The official said one of the vans was used in the Barcelona attack, while another was found in Vic, 44 miles north of Barcelona on the road to Ripoll, where all the main attack suspects lived, and the third was found in Ripoll itself.
The main attack began on July 31, the weather was not on the allies side and heavy downpours resulted in thick mud and bogs forming, men and horses got stuck and drowned.
Casualties amounted to 48,367 dead and injured during the main attack.
Two days later on 8th September India launched its main attack against Sialkot using its armored division and other strike formations.
The soldiers were killed in the main attack on an army checkpoint south of the town of Sheikh Zuweid, which also left 19 wounded, according to security officials.
The report mentioned that Johnson might replace injured Mitchell Starc and bring his bone-jarring pace into Australia's attack for the first test at the Gabba from November 21, alongside Peter Siddle and Ryan Harris as their main attack bowlers, although he will face stiff competition from fellow left-armer Doug Bollinger
The plan was for the main attack to be carried out by suicide bombers using explosive belts and devices as well as booby-trapped cars and machine guns.