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AMBUSH

(language)
A language for linear programming problems in a materials processing and transportation network.

["AMBUSH - An Advanced Model Builder for Linear Programming", T.R. White et al, National Petroleum Refiners Assoc Comp Conf (Nov 1971)].

Ambush

 

the positioning of an army unit or of partisans, prepared well in advance and thoroughly camouflaged, on the most probable route of advance of an enemy with a view to defeating the enemy with a sudden strike, capturing prisoners, and destroying combat equipment. The Russian word for ambush, zasada, denoted the garrison in the cities of the Russian state of the 16th and 17th centuries. The zasada was headed by a voevoda (military commander or governor).

What does it mean when you dream about an ambush?

An ambush is a surprise attack. Concretely, it may represent some unpleasant surprise or unanticipated turn for the worse in one’s life. If one was headed for a clear destination at the time of the ambush, it may represent a sense of being blocked. Ambushes may also be more general symbols of sudden loss and emotional upheaval.

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However, setting seven ambushes in seven different locations with the hope that one will have contact with a patrol is something that most insurgent groups do not have the time, resources, or discipline to do.
The greatest weakness of coalition forces is their vulnerability to enemy ambushes as they go about securing the population, gathering intelligence, and taking the fight to the enemy.
In addition to the ambush forces, the Mujahideen also designated support groups for both ambushes to protect the flanks and rear of the blocking/ambush detachments.
However; in order to prevent future ambushes in the area, the Soviet forces bulldozed Deh-Khwaja homes along the main road out to a distance of 300 meters from the highway.
The road, although an all-season major highway, was vulnerable to Mujahideen ambushes at almost every point.
Ambushes of officers are extremely rare, she said, and something they are trained to guard against.
Most ambushes are designed to slow and disrupt coalition missions.
The terrain team consisted of two five-man teams and they were responsible for locating any close-in ambushes.
Due to a perceived low threat level, the DRA unit ran convoys along the same routes--setting a pattern easily learned by the Mujahideen--and provided no point, flank, or rear security that could detect and react to ambushes.
As we further infuse the tenets of Warrior Ethos into the Army, and as indigenous populations further realize that they are dealing with Soldiers willing and eager to kill their attackers, we will see fewer successful ambushes against our forces.
Army leaders analyzed the after action reviews of units which had successfully defeated enemy ambushes.
The growing effectiveness of VC ambushes also mandated that reacting forces alter the organization of their maneuver elements.