passive defense

Related to passive defense: passive air defense

passive defense

Measures taken to reduce the probability of and to minimize the effects of damage caused by hostile action without the intention of taking the initiative. See also active defense.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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In a speech May 26, Pasdar Brigadier General Gholam-Reza Jalali, chief of the Passive Defense Organization, said, the US "uses social media for media and psychological operations to influence Iranians' minds."
Gholamreza Jalali, the head of the Passive Defense Organization, blamed the "interference of foreigners" for the floods.
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The official in the Agriculture Ministry said the medicinal plants were a clear indication of the passive defense in the country, adding, "According to the program for boosting domestic production, the next year, the import of medicinal plants (raw or processed) will be under scrutiny, unless that there is no production of this medicinal product inside the country, and this has been announced to the pharmaceutical factories and large industrial units for the processing of agricultural products and medicinal plants, in order to operate the 'contract farming' program."
As reported by Crypto Crimson, Gholamreza Jalali, the head of Iran's Passive Defense Organization emphasized in the potential of cryptocurrencies to boost Iran's economy and fight back against United States in a Diplomatic and Economic Ground.
Passive defense, navigation, communications and Maritime Domain Awareness are at the core of the program that the Italian Military Mission in Lebanon (MIBIL) is currently carrying out to strengthen the capacities of Lebanon's Navy.
It can also result in a "passive defense posture" where complexity replaces agility and effectiveness.
The US appears to recognize that ensuring cybersecurity, protecting critical infrastructure, and other forms of passive defense are insufficient, and is infiltrating and continuously monitoring activities in other countries and accumulating vast amounts of electronic information from the Internet, and conducting post-event analysis and follow-up using big data analysis.
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(35) Borrowing from this operational concept, we will examine both active and passive defense, as well as a more proactive approach utilizing intelligence and law enforcement operations before a possible UAV attack.
This might include additional air and missile defense protection of SSBN ports, bomber bases within the United States and abroad, or ICBM fields, as well as other passive defense measures.
As far as what Israel can do against the major threat, Hasson said the "ultimate defense is a combination of counter-attack, active defenses, and passive defense," with the later consisting of civilians following orders to stay secure.

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