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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; 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.
However, these attacks seem to have little to do with the government's offensive as one of the ambushes against the Al-Qaeda-linked group was conducted during the conditional ceasefire.
It is not clear if these ambushes will continue and without any group or government claiming responsibility for these attacks, we may not know who was behind this.
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. They patrolled the terrain from 50 to 100 meters off the route.
Wcislo and Bertrand Schatz of Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive in Montpellier, France, described such ambushes in 1999.
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. Likewise, no provisions such as artillery fires plotted along the route or aerial gunship overwatch had been made for immediate reactions to enemy acts.
Army leaders analyzed the after action reviews of units which had successfully defeated enemy ambushes. The common fundamentals which proved decisive in these encounters were proper tactical formations during element maneuver, preplanned and properly trained reaction forces, and the deliberate incorporation of immediate action drills at both the individual and unit level.