It may be an Air Force squadron running expeditionary airfield operations from an adjacent base, or a Marine or Army infantry battalion on field maneuvers rehearsing raids and ambush techniques, or a Navy Seabee platoon training in refortification
at a neighboring state's base.
His inability to finish it does not mean his overall narration crashes on its inability to deal with Israel's rebuilding and refortification
. As I argue elsewhere, it could be emphasized that, whereas it was crucial that many Jews scatter throughout the world in preparation for the Gentile mission, it was equally important that a certain number of Jews retain their identity as Jews in the Promised Land so that the Messiah could fulfill the prophecies regarding the gathering and sending of God's people "from Jerusalem" (Lk.
Depending thus on when exactly Ibn Hawqal visited Tangier, he may very well have arrived at a point when Tangier's defences had been partially dismantled by Umayyad forces, either in expectation that the town could not be held or, much more likely, in preparation for refortification
as a base for the ensuing push south, for which Ceuta and Tangier now provided a dual bridgehead unprecedented in the history of Umayyad intervention across the Straits.
The equidistant detachment from totalitarianism, by knowledge and acting as such, leads to assuming new valuable landmarks, to the refortification
of the belief that good, truth and justice must be defended.
The keep was built between 1168 and 1178 as part of the refortification
in stone of the New Castle constructed by Robert Curthose, the eldest son of William the Conqueror, in 1080.
Part of his overall plan for the refortification
of the entire Egyptian capital against Crusader attack, Saladin in 1176 decreed the construction of a massive citadel on the Muqattam spur.
This rebuilding included a refortification
of the Western Gate and installation of a pillar and basin on the plaza in front of the gate.
The decision to stop the refortification
of the bases came just four months after the IRA called its first ceasefire of August 31, 1994.
Although Nur al-Din carried out important refortification
work in Damascus, Aleppo and Homs, in general the Muslims relied on large garrisons, rather than stonework, to defend their cities and castles.
(12.) Nugent claims that Yoder's inability to finish his biblical work "does not mean that his overall narration crashes on his inability to deal with Israel's rebuilding and refortification
." But if Jews after Jeremiah are entangled with empire and are willing to use the sword--as they clearly are--then the Jeremiah legacy is not what Yoder thinks it is.
Given the daunting and unaffordable prospect of a model refortification
(at which the Portuguese wisely baulked), it was of course face-saving for the English Crown to act surprised and blame the former owner, like a buyer claiming to be unfairly stuck with bad real estate.
The impetus for the refortification
of Alcacer Seguer were not "intermittent attacks" during the first fifty years of occupation, but a flashpan military crisis spawned by wrenching political changes in Morocco, an aggressive rise in Manueline military opportunism after 1505, and a rapid Moroccan adoption of up-to-date gunpowder weapon tactics.