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  Military tactic
Military tactics is the collective name for methods of engaging and defeating an enemy in battle.
Up until the 19th century, much of military tactics was confined to battlefield[?] tactics, concerned with maneuvering units in battle in open terrain.
Common military tactics include frontal assaults, attempts to flank the enemy, keeping troops in reserve and the use of ambushes.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/mi/Military_tactic.html   (207 words)

  
 Military Weapons and Tactics
The military tactic of frontal assault is a direct, hostile movement of forces towards enemy forces in a large number, in an attempt to overwhelm the enemy.
A siege is a prolonged military assault and blockade on a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition.
The subject of military tactics is large and diverse, covering topics from submarines to satellites and the siege at Jericho to the siege at Fallujah.
www.militaryspot.com /tactical.htm   (4630 words)

  
 The last decade has seen the deployment of great armies against technologically inferior opponents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Military tactics ought to have bearing in just war thinking because military action is seen in the tradition as a sometimes legitimate channeling of social will (i.e.
The tactic of "drawing the foul" is a perfect analogue for the unconventional and deliberate tactic described in the examples to follow.
Tactics aimed at good ends are also moral acts, while tactics aimed at bad ends are mere tactics (which a military tactician, as opposed to an ethicist, could evaluate as good or bad).
www.usafa.af.mil /jscope/JSCOPE03/Skerker03.html   (8348 words)

  
 Military tactics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Military tactics (Greek: Taktikē, the art of organizing an army) is the collective name for methods of engaging and defeating an enemy in battle.
Tactics should be distinguished from military strategy, which is concerned with the overall means and plan for achieving a long-term outcome, and operational art, an intermediate level in which the aim is to convert the strategy into tactics.
Often deception in the form of military camouflage or misdirection using decoys, are used to confuse the enemy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_tactic   (1784 words)

  
 A Theory of Power, Jeff Vail's Critique of Hierarchy & Empire
Swarming is the tactical (or, in some cases, operational) maneuver of converging of highly distributed forces at a single point to leverage the military principle of mass.
These tactics came of age in anti-Klan demonstrations in the 1990s, which is also where police pioneered things like "free speech zones." In fact, they wear what they wear to convey that challenge and cannot really be compared to insurgents for that reason, among others.
The "military metaphor" of swarming is no more military than it is social: it is merely an observation of a pattern of power that emerges in a variety of environments.
www.jeffvail.net /2005/01/swarming-open-source-warfare-and-black.html   (2895 words)

  
 Documents Show Army Seized Wives As Tactic - Military Photos
The issue of female detentions in Iraq has taken on a higher profile since kidnappers seized American journalist Jill Carroll on Jan. 7 and threatened to kill her unless all Iraqi women detainees are freed.
The U.S. military on Thursday freed five of what it said were 11 women among the 14,000 detainees currently held in the 2 1/2-year-old insurgency.
The second episode, in June 2004, is found in sketchy detail in e-mail exchanges among six U.S. Army colonels, discussing an undisclosed number of female detainees held in northern Iraq by the Stryker Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=70282   (788 words)

  
 CNN.com - North Korea delays railway project - February 12, 2001
After months of negotiations, the militaries of the Koreas agreed on land mine removal procedures inside a corridor of their border where a cross-border railway will be built.
Before concluding last week's military talks, North Korean delegates unilaterally declared that there would be no more defense ministers' meetings between the two sides unless the South Korean defense white paper is revised.
Military cooperation is essential to the work, which involves clearing thousands of land mines inside 4 kilometer-(2.5-mile)-wide demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/02/11/koreas.military   (491 words)

  
 Argentina
In the 60's and 70's there was mounting violence in Argentina, as the principal guerilla group, the Montoneros (a leftist faction of peronism), employed tactics of terrorism, bombing banks, public buildings, military sights, and police stations, and killing police officers and military officials (p.121).
The military pursued the 'internal enemy.' General Ibérico Saint Jean, who became governor of the province of Buenos Aires, explained this military tactic, "First we must kill the subversives, then their sympathizers; then those who are indifferent; and finally, we must kill all those who are timid," (p.124).
Guerillas and civilians were kidnapped out of their homes by military members and brought to detention centers (essentially concentration camps in garages or abandoned buildings) where they were most almost always tortured and murdered.
community.middlebury.edu /~davis/humanrights/argentina.html   (870 words)

  
 Suicide Bombing as a Problem in Asymmetric Warfare, April 19, 2002
In some ways, the suicide bomber is the most difficult sort of "weapon" to defend against: you cannot deter its use, it is difficult to detect beforehand, and a genuine retaliatory response is difficult because the immediate perpetrator is dead and the authority authorizing the attack may or may not be identifiable.
Against military targets, there is the organized use of suicide attacks by Japan against the US fleet off Okinawa and elsewhere in the closing days of World War II, the kamikaze; thousands of more kamikaze were being prepared in the event the US invaded the home islands.
The attack in 2000 on the USS Cole in Aden Harbor is a classic case, already cited in the November 3, 2000 Dossier in The Estimate cited in the introduction.
www.theestimate.com /public/041902.html   (2611 words)

  
 Military Ransom Metaphors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It supports Christ Con's argument that Christianity was a military tactic by the Roman state to consolidate the various pre-Christian sun cults under its rule.
Similarly, the realm of astrology drew upon the mystic-experiencing realm for ideas and metaphorical expressions (remembering that all language is richly metaphorical), and the mystic-experiencing realm drew metaphors and concepts from astrology.
A strong candidate I'm proposing lately is that everyone understood the mythic-mystic-state meaning of all the myths and recognized the brilliant relevance of this particular story, which was set among "the Jews" as a fictional backdrop because the Jews generally represented the idea of loathing and resisting the domination system of Caesar.
www.egodeath.com /MilitaryRansomMetaphors.htm   (1966 words)

  
 Forums at the Society - US Military Horse Role - Pivotal Point   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
I would like to advance my pivotal point at which time the horse's role in military activities was elevated.
After the War of 1812 the horse played a limited role in military tactic ground operations.
Andy Jackson became impatient with the progress of Atkinson and I suggest this is the pivotal point for the military horse...
www.militaryhorse.org /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5732   (712 words)

  
 New Technology Unveils Hidden Data in Images   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Steganography, meaning "covered writing" in Greek, is a military communications tactic that originated more than three millenniums ago.
During the era of the Roman Empire, military commanders would shave a messenger's head, write a message on the sheared scalp and -- once the hair grew back -- send the messenger through enemy lines.
This ancient tactic, however, has found new vigor in the high-tech world of digital images, video and audio.
www.military.com /NewsContent/0,13319,usaf3_060605.00.html   (330 words)

  
 Swarming UAVs - By Harrison Donnelly - Military Aerospace Technology
In creating swarming aircraft, developers are not only exploring an ancient military tactic that is attracting increased attention from modern military theoreticians, but also filling out the UAV spectrum and giving new options to commanders for accomplishing missions while preserving lives and resources.
The application of swarm theory to unmanned vehicles has also attracted considerable interest among military researchers, who are intrigued by the idea of enabling groups of vehicles to sense and respond automatically, without having to be controlled individually by operators on the ground.
Other researchers continue to experiment with a variety of approaches, which include models based on potential fields and on pheromones, which are the chemicals secreted by ants and other insects to convey messages to others in their group.
www.military-aerospace-technology.com /article.cfm?DocID=686   (1743 words)

  
 Military History Online
In a similar battle at Kinos Kefales when the battle tactics of the Macedonian phalanx was of much the same nature, the Romans were left with 700 dead.
This concentration might have been the correct military tactic to fight the Romans, but it brought the King into conflict with those of his own class.
Perseas was an ill-tempered person, and in all probability this led to a conspiracy, which revealed itself during the critical phase of the dramatic conflict.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /macedonianwars/articles/pydna.aspx   (2366 words)

  
 Gillis Triplett - Spiritual Warfare 101 – Understanding The Tactics of Our Enemy (Part 1)
In some cases his tactic is to bring just enough pressure to interfere with the plan of God for your life but not enough to cause you to cry out to God in prayer, (Read Acts 4:23-31).
This warfare tactic is as follows: impose the will of the kingdom of darkness upon the Body of Christ, but do not allow the Church to impose its will upon the kingdom of darkness.
This tactic of satan is revealed in Daniel 7:25.
www.gillistriplett.com /healing/articles/tactics.html   (2119 words)

  
 Military tactic : Military tactics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
terms defined : Military tactic : Military tactics
All is still licensed under the GNU FDL.
But, as I said before, cracked of its own accord on the day of the landing of King.
www.termsdefined.net /mi/military-tactics.html   (362 words)

  
 Adapting military strategies to BF2 - Total Battlefield 2 Forums
Not all the real life military tactics can be adapted, as they require too many people and are too big to use on one single flag or even an area.
An easier and effective tactic such as 'Fire' and 'Manouver' (by which a base of fire is created while others attack, allowing an advance to be made with cover fire being provided to most if not all members) is a little more suited to the relative disorganisation of online play.
I agree, that this tactic is for Clans only, but I don't see the point of people who critique the essence of the strategy, since there's almost no weak spot.
www.totalbf2.com /forums/showthread.php?t=30995   (1391 words)

  
 List of military tactics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leapfrogging - This is the military tactic of using a combination of suppressive fire with either offensive forward movement or defensive disengagement.
This military tactic takes continuous training and focused coordination to be effectively practiced on the modern battlefield.
It is also a common tactic practiced by special forces to move to an extraction point once a mission has been completed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_military_tactics   (190 words)

  
 Osprey - Elite
Each book in the Elite series focuses on a single army or elite unit, a military tactic or a group of famous commanders.
Military uniforms, insignia and equipment are shown in full colour artwork.
Featuring full specially commissioned colour artworks of typical military uniforms and equipment, together with organisational diagrams and a wealth of fl and white photography, books in Osprey’s Elite series provide a valuable resource for history enthusiasts, model makers, re-enactors, and wargamers.
www.ospreypublishing.com /content2.php/cid=48   (163 words)

  
 Tactics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
a convoy defense tactice which focuses on placing the majority of military escort vessels ahead of a convoy to prevent threats by pirates.
"Presenting the Wedge"- a military tactic by which a ship interposes it's active wedge to protect against incoming missile and energy weapons.
“Sarnow Deployment” - a RMN convoy protection tactic which places a concentration of escorts to the flanks and stern of the convoy, with a few escorts ahead of it for long range scouting.
www.movie-trailers.com /weber/Honorpedia/Military/Tactics/tactics.html   (232 words)

  
 About Mongol Military - History Forum
Also they used a famous tactic in which the army would try to make the enemy fight a such a way that the enemy army will split in two groups, so that the reserve will charge in between the groups and take out the command post.
They couldn't flee from battle and start an evasive tactic or in any way leave battle to regroup as the Mongols simply would have caught them as their speed as an army was unsurpassed.
If a group can't flee from a battle, they wouldn't be evasive, they would fight to the death, thats the general concept thats why certain escape route is set so the soldiers would not feel hopeless.
www.simaqianstudio.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=2399   (989 words)

  
 U.S. Denies Creating Death Squads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
WASHINGTON - A Pentagon spokesman Monday denied reports the U.S. military is training "death squads" to target insurgents in Iraq.
The U.S. military's plan for Iraqi security from the start has been to create an Iraqi security force to police the country.
A senior military official said Sunni soldiers, including those in the 600-man Special Forces unit, would also be used.
www.military.com /NewsContent/0,13319,FL_denies_011105,00.html   (680 words)

  
 UN Rights Expert Charges US Using Food Access as Military Tactic
GENEVA -- A UN human rights expert sharply condemned the invasion of Iraq and the global anti-terror drive, accusing the US-led coalition of using food deprivation as a military tactic and of sapping efforts to fight hunger in the world.
Jean Ziegler sharply condemned the invasion of Iraq and the global anti-terror drive, accusing the US-led coalition of using food deprivation as a military tactic in a report to the UN human rights commission.
The UN expert insisted he was not judging the legitimacy of the invasion or the tactics used by military forces.
www.commondreams.org /headlines05/0331-12.htm   (773 words)

  
 ABC News: Critics Say Detaining Suspected Terrorists' Wives May Backfire
But internal military documents suggest it's taken a new turn: Detaining wives of suspected insurgents in hopes of getting their husbands to surrender.
Janis Karpinski, the former military police commander at the Abu Ghraib Prison where American troops were accused of torturing prisoners, said detaining wives of suspected terrorists has been a part of the war in Iraq.
Karpinski said she knew of only one incident where the tactic worked and analysts warn the tactic has potential pitfalls.
www.abcnews.go.com /GMA/story?id=1553869   (521 words)

  
 MILF calls gov't ultimatum 'escape tactic' for military - May 13, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A GOVERNMENT ultimatum for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to stop attacking civilians and to cut ties with terrorist groups was an "escape tactic" by the military to divert the public's attention from its alleged collusion with the Abu Sayyaf, an MILF official told INQ7.net Tuesday.
A string of bomb attacks in Mindanao that killed mostly civilians had pushed the government to suspend peace negotiations with MILF and to consider branding the rebels as terrorists.
Kabalu said the MILF would submit itself to "any from of investigation" to prove that they were not in cahoots with the Abu Sayyaf, the Jemaa Islamiyah and the al-Qaeda terrorist network.
www.inq7.net /brk/2003/may/13/brkpol_8-1.htm   (588 words)

  
 Sepia Mutiny: Military Archives
The two soldiers from the Indian battalion of the United Nations interim force in Lebanon were “moderately wounded as a result of the impact of an aerial bomb that hit in the vicinity” of their position in the border village of Adaisseh, UNIFIL Spokesman Milos Strugar said.
Hizbollah forces are shown on television conducting military parades in Beirut, which often include tanks and armored personnel carriers that may have been captured from the Lebanese army or purchased from Palestinian guerrillas or other sources.
Before trial, Hamdan challenged the lawfulness of the military commission that was to try him, and in November 2004, the D.C. District Court enjoined the military commission proceedings as illegal under the Geneva Convention and the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
www.sepiamutiny.com /sepia/archives/cat_military.html   (15248 words)

  
 The Volokh Conspiracy - -
This means civilian courts would have to process all those cases, and the military would have to respond to all the petitions, and get affidavits or even live testimony from various soldiers in the field whose testimony is relevant for this purpose.
Third, one can argue that the military can avoid habeas review of detentions just by providing them with some modest "access to [a] tribunal" — for instance, a brief hearing before a military tribunal, such as that contemplated by article V of the Geneva Convention.
This might indeed be a much lesser burden on the military, since it may involve only a brief hearing by military officers with highly truncated rules of evidence.
volokh.com /archives/archive_2004_06_28.shtml   (12720 words)

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