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The offensive action for which Highway 80 is infamous became a controversial point, with some commentators alleging that the use of force was disproportionate, as the Iraqi forces were retreating from Kuwait ( and thus leaving the country in compliance with the UN Resolution 660 of August 2, 1990 ), and the column included Kuwaiti captives ( apparently to be used as hostages ) as well as some civilian refugees including women and children ( mostly family members of pro-Iraqi Palestine Liberation Organization militants and Kuwaiti collaborators who had fled shortly before a wholesale Palestinian expulsion from Kuwait in early March ).
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") He was determined not to fight until he thought there had been sufficient preparation for a decisive victory, and put into action his beliefs with the gathering of resources, detailed planning, the training of troops — especially in clearing minefields and fighting at night — and in the use of 252 of the latest American-built Sherman tanks, 90 M7 Priest self-propelled howitzers, and making a personal visit to every unit involved in the offensive.
Terms such as " action ", " skirmish ", " firefight ", " raid " or " offensive patrol " are used to describe small-scale battle-like encounters.
* 1942 – World War II: U. S. Navy conducts Marshalls-Gilberts raids, the first offensive action by the United States against Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater.
* 1973 – Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
Both engineers developed their ideas independently but came to similar general rules regarding defensive construction and offensive action against fortifications.
When a unit comes up, the commander specifies an order and if offensive action is being taken, a target, along with details about distance.
However the war effort soon stalled, and Pitt alleged that the government was not prosecuting the war effectively-demonstrated by the fact that the British waited two years before taking further offensive action fearing that further British victories would provoke the French into declaring war.
* January 15 – Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, U. S. President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
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The battle remains a textbook example of an outnumbered force prevailing through better tactics, terrain mastery, and aggressive offensive action.
After centuries of fighting defensively in the face of Islamic pressure, Italians, Catalans and Occitans took offensive action.
Soviet ground forces in action while conducting an offensive operation against the Islamist resistance, the Mujahideen.
EW contributes to the success of information operations ( IO ) by using offensive and defensive tactics and techniques in a variety of combinations to shape, disrupt, and exploit adversarial use of the EM spectrum while protecting friendly freedom of action in that spectrum.
On November 17, 1866, the fort was renamed Fort Harker in honor of General Charles Garrison Harker who had died on June 27, 1864, from wounds received in an abortive offensive action in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.
This can include nonviolent and less often violent activities which target persons, groups, or property deemed offensive to the direct action participants.
The conflict mostly consisted of military action aimed at League members, such as the Battle of Fontaine-Française, though the Spanish launched a concerted offensive in 1595, taking Doullens, Cambrai and Le Catelet and in the spring of 1596 capturing Calais by April.
The battle at Borodino was a pivotal point in the campaign, as it was the last offensive action fought by Napoleon in Russia.
Thus, when the action began and became a defensive rather than an offensive battle for the Russians, their heavy preponderance in artillery was wasted on a right wing that would never be attacked, while the French artillery did much to help win the battle.
Their main tasks include intelligence gathering, counter-terrorism operations ( surveillance or offensive action ), sabotage and the disruption of enemy infrastructure, capture of specific individuals, close protection of senior politicians and military personnel, plus reconnaissance and combat action on enemy territory.
In a move which was typical for Austrian tactics at the time, the 60-year-old Austrian commander had been busy securing his own rear, rather than thinking of any offensive action.
Strong offensive and defensive action was not able to prevent enemy penetrations and the Division withdrew to the Reserve Battle Position in the Pilar – Bagac area, 2 February 1942.
B-17s flying from Del Monte Airfield became the first United States aircraft to engage in offensive action against the Japanese.
In a postwar analysis of the unpreparedness of U. S. Army forces deployed to Korea during the summer and fall of 1950, Army Major General Floyd L. Parks stated that " Many who never lived to tell the tale had to fight the full range of ground warfare from offensive to delaying action, unit by unit, man by man ... hat we were able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat ... does not relieve us from the blame of having placed our own flesh and blood in such a predicament.
As such, an extreme amount of training was conducted by the brigade as they switched from a focus of the foreign defense of South Korea to the more offensive operations that were going to be needed in action in Iraq.
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The judgment must therefore be reversed and the cause remanded to the District Court for a determination, after further hearing, of the equitable relief necessary and appropriate in the public interest to eliminate the effects of the acquisition offensive to the statute.
In Vientiane, the royal Laotian government decided today to ask its `` friends and neighbors '' for help in fighting what it called a new rebel offensive threatening the southeast Asian kingdom.
The elements of battery are ( 1 ) a volitional act ( 2 ) done for the purpose of causing a harmful or offensive contact with another person or under circumstances that make such contact substantially certain to occur and ( 3 ) which causes such contact.
An injury need not occur for an assault to be committed, but the force used in the assault must be offensive in nature with an intention to apply force.
Of all the causes of defection, that connected with arrears of tribute and vessels, and with failure of service, was the chief ; for the Athenians were very severe and exacting, and made themselves offensive by applying the screw of necessity to men who were not used to and in fact not disposed for any continuous labor.
Sacrifice bunts ( sacrifice hits since 1954 ), which would lower a batter's on-base percentage, are not included in the calculation for on-base percentage, as bunting is an offensive strategy – often dictated by the manager – the use of which does not necessarily reflect on the batter's ability and should not be used to penalize him.
The main use of the plate appearance statistic is in determining a player's eligibility for leadership in some offensive statistical categories, notably batting average ; currently, a player must have 3. 1 PAs per game scheduled to qualify for the batting title ( for the 162-game schedule, that means 502 PAs ).
A hasty counter-attack risked ruining his strategy for an offensive on his own terms in late October, planning for which had begun soon after he took command.
Montgomery prepared meticulously for the new offensive after convincing Churchill that the time was not being wasted.
The reluctance of his Dutch allies to see their frontiers denuded of troops for another gamble in Germany had denied Marlborough the initiative, but of far greater importance was the Margrave of Baden ’ s pronouncement that he could not join the Duke in strength for the coming offensive.
These coaches in turn have their own disciples who have utilized Walsh's West Coast system such as Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak first a quarterback coach with the 49ers, then offensive coordinator for Shanahan at the Denver Broncos.
The first year of the Eastern Front offensive can generally be considered to have had the last successful major mobile operation for the German army.
* CHOI-FM: The CRTC announced it would not renew the licence of the popular CHOI-FM radio station in Quebec City, after having previously sanctioned the station for failing to uphold its promise of performance and then, during the years following, receiving about 50 complaints about offensive behaviour by radio jockeys which similarly contravened CRTC rules on broadcast hate speech.
However, Sam Wyche, the head coach of the Bengals in 1988, along with offensive coordinator Bruce Coslet, made the high-paced offense the standard modality for the ball club regardless of time remaining.
Once the Swiss developed their pike squares for offensive as well as defensive use, infantry started to become the principal arm.
Publicly, the Soviets would dismantle their offensive weapons in Cuba and return them to the Soviet Union, subject to United Nations verification, in exchange for a US public declaration and agreement never to invade Cuba.
This disrupted Chiang's offensives against the Communists for a time, although it was the northern factions of Hu Hanmin's Guangzhou ( Canton ) government ( notably the 19th Route Army ) that primarily led the offensive against the Japanese during this skirmish.
One example is " berk ", a mild pejorative widely used across the UK and not usually considered particularly offensive, although the origin lies in a contraction of " Berkeley Hunt ", as the rhyme for the significantly more offensive " cunt ".