tactical maneuver

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Noun1.tactical maneuver - a move made to gain a tactical end
move - the act of deciding to do something; "he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer"
parking - the act of maneuvering a vehicle into a location where it can be left temporarily
device, gimmick, twist - any clever maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"
feint - any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)
footwork - skillful maneuvering or dealing; "she needs some fancy footwork to cover all those lies"
stratagem, gambit, ploy - a maneuver in a game or conversation
artifice, ruse - a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
measure, step - any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
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He stated, "The capability that the M56E2 Coyote Smoke Generator will bring to the 82d Airborne Division and their global response force unique mission set will help achieve positive effects for protection of both forward operating base operations and tactical maneuver when properly synchronized with intelligence data.
"We consider this attempt to question Turkey's commitment to finding a fair, permanent and viable solution to the Cyprus issue an intentional tactical maneuver."
"The force defending the national hospital of Jisr al-Shughour carried out today morning a tactical maneuver and managed to break the siege successfully," a military source told SANA.
This was not a small result we sought and cannot be classified as a tactical maneuver, where no one other than the local commander needed to be aware.
For example, the sea-based invasion at Inchon that attacked the North Koreans behind their front lines was a military success but is often cited as a very risky tactical maneuver. Another historical perspective discussed in the book is the movement of UN forces to drive the North Koreans north to the Chinese border.
While previous accounts of the invasion of Peleliu have focused on the role of the First Marine Division, which began the operation but was evacuated before the island was won, this book sheds new light on the 81st Infantry Division's tactical maneuver units and challenges the view that the 81st Infantry Division merely mopped up an already broken enemy.
* Yossi Klein Halevi explains that many Israelis "fear that the [Muslim] Brotherhood's nonviolence has been a tactical maneuver and know that its worldview is rooted in crude anti-Semitism." [NYT]
Most of the Israeli press, however, dismissed Abbas's announcement as a tactical maneuver meant to pressure the United States to maintain its pressure on Israel for a total freeze on settlement construction in the whole West Bank.
NAIROBI -- A tactical maneuver by Pakistan into bilateral free trade arrangements with several Asian neighbors is threatening to throw its multi-billion shilling-a-year tea trade with Kenya into a spin.
The single largest gap in UAS support to tactical maneuver forces today resides at the division level.
In Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the newly created battlefield surveillance brigade (BfSB) provides additional CI and HUMINT assets to reinforce the collection efforts of tactical maneuver commanders.
The director of the Israeli espionage agency, the Mossad, told a closed government meeting last month that Syria was broadcasting messages indicating a willingness to enter into negotiations with Israel strictly as a tactical maneuver. His report to cabinet ministers was based on intelligence information, he said, as well as on internal Mossad analysis.

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