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an enclosed field fortification work in the shape of a square, rectangle, or other polygon, prepared for independent defense.

Redoubts were strongpoints in the system of fortified positions. The redoubt garrison consisted of one or two companies, sometimes reinforced with artillery. Redoubts were used extensively from the 16th to early 20th centuries.


A small fortification detached from the principal site.
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The dangers to Pakistan from these redoubts were so grave that in 2017, Pakistan's ground and Special Forces had to launch infantry operations to plug the valleys and terrain opposite Tora Bora.
The Yemeni government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fled to Riyadh in March as Houthi forces closed in on their last redoubt in Aden, triggering the Saudi-led intervention and fighting which has killed more than 4,500 people, many of them civilians.
The only two areas of the fort that initially resisted the British assault were the Red Barracks (also known as French Barracks), which was being used as a hospital, and the South West Redoubt, which returned fire with its 6 pounder canon mounted on the upper floor.
Quoted as 'one of the most complete of the surviving examples of purpose-built Napoleonic fortifications in south-west England', the forts comprise two redoubts on an area which had been the site of defensive batteries from 1780.
With its liberal and secretive financial laws Liechtenstein is one of the world's great centres of shuffly money, and indeed, the monstrous former proprietor of this magazine, the vile swindler Robert Maxwell, had one of his last financial redoubts there.
For example, how many children can say they spent their formative years wandering the gay-male redoubts of San Francisco?
The ground combat forces in the Marines and the Army, the last redoubts of masculinity, had about 61,000 and 350,000 male-only slots.
They want to engage the left on every front; to defund it; to drive it back into the redoubts whence it emerged decades ago.
As the managed care tidal wave grows, even private payers that have been the redoubts of open access are limiting enrollees to networks and are becoming more aggressive in economic profiling of providers seeking admittance.
From National Review to The Heritage Foundation, not to mention such libertarian redoubts as The Cato Institute, the grumbling is reaching impressive levels.
Whatever the outcome of the contests, their reputation as the last redoubts of "retail campaigning" has already suffered badly, perhaps irreparably.