search and destroy mission


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Noun1.search and destroy mission - an operation developed for United States troops in Vietnam; troops would move through a designated area destroying troops as they found them
military mission, mission - an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters; "the planes were on a bombing mission"
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A proper crew is essential to a search and destroy mission, where no one is content with waiting for others to suss it out.
Nepalese security forces in their search and destroy mission against Maoist rebels killed 26 insurgents in separate encounters overnight Monday and Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
The search and destroy mission is being led by the Marines' commanding officer, Brigadier Roger Lane, left.
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