military blockade

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Noun1.military blockade - the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attackmilitary blockade - the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
blockade, encirclement - a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
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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Mimicking President Ronald Reagan's famous "Tear down this wall" speech in Berlin at the end of the Cold War, Pompeo urged Maduro to lift a military blockade preventing the entry of tons of humanitarian aid that has sat for months on Venezuela's borders with Colombia, Brazil and the Dutch Caribbean.
Israel surrounded Gaza with an airtight military blockade, restricting the supply of materials, food, water and electricity to put pressure on Gaza's nearly 2 million oppressed residents.
Guaido was in Colombia to try to force desperately needed humanitarian aid -- which is also stockpiled in Brazil -- into Venezuela but was thwarted by a determined military blockade ordered by Maduro.
It was history's longest and deadliest military blockade - and its almost horror movie-like stories still make us shudder in disbelief.
The expert added that if today Azerbaijan is able to choose the most modern equipment, it means that the military blockade is completely eliminated, Azerbaijan could bring to the whole world the true essence of the Karabakh problem.
In the event of a military campaign, China could potentially attempt a military blockade to force capitulation, or may attempt a blitzkrieg type amphibious invasion.
But the truth is Mike Treen and his comrades were not the only heroes for braving the sea with the aim of breaking the hermetic Israeli military blockade on the impoverished and isolated Gaza Strip.
Police have quashed rumours that a military blockade was being formed in Putrajaya, amidst talk that a National Security Council meeting might take place.
For over 11 years the Israeli government has imposed a strict land, air and sea military blockade to Gaza.
04 (ANI): In the ongoing political crisis in the Maldives, 12 reinstated Maldivian parliamentary members managed to enter the Parliament premises in Male on Sunday despite the military blockade.
There's not a military blockade that can solve the problem," McMaster said.
As Gaza nears 10 years under Israeli military blockade, children slip deeper into poverty, with many still living in protracted displacement.