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shoot·down

 (sho͞ot′doun′)
n.
The destruction of an aircraft or satellite above the earth's surface by means of missiles or gunfire.

shootdown

(ˈʃuːtˌdaʊn)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the act of shooting down an aircraft
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Another Senator stated her belief that the amendment set the stage for a "deadly game of chance," in effect authorizing the shootdown of civil aircraft on an "educated guess." 140 CONG.
After Cheney had authorized a shootdown, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten urged him to call the President to confirm the order, whereupon Cheney did so.
Safeguards are also in place to prevent an unwarranted or accidental downing of a civilian plane by the US military, Eberhart said, such as authentication procedures for shootdown orders.
We tried desperately to assess their level of capability with secret aircraft reconnaissance flights over Soviet territory, but, after Gary Powers' shootdown in 1960, this means was denied us.
Flute wasn't completely tight last time," he says, talking down Flute's recent shootdown by Exogenous here at Belmont.
The general insisted that the helicopter crash over the border in Pakistan was a mishap and claims by the Taliban of a shootdown were false.
It also confirms the fears of State Department officials who warned in 1994 that "a shootdown leading to the death of innocent persons would likely be a serious diplomatic embarrassment for the United States."
The shootdown policy dates back to a 1991 US-Peruvian agreement to control drugs and promote alternative development, which calls for the "control, capture, or destruction of infrastructure or transportation means used in the illicit drug trade."
as a telephone cutoff, imposed by Havana three months earlier in a political spat resulting from a 1996 plane shootdown, tightens on both sides, reports CANA-Reuters (March 21, 2001):
That shootdown is the subject of this remarkable book by Scott Snook.
Under the new bill, the Brothers to the Rescue family members would be able to collect about $58 million - representing $49 million awarded in compensatory damages against the Cuban government for the shootdown and some interest - and another $35 million in sanctions against the Cuban government awarded by U.S.
And the Stealth shootdown confirms the Serbs are still dangerous.