shock action

shock action

[′shäk ‚ak·shən]
(ordnance)
A method of attack by mobile units in which the suddenness, violence, and massed weight of the first impact produce the main effect; tank attacks usually rely on shock action.
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To their credit, the senior military leaders of the North Vietnamese army engineered a brilliantly synchronized major offensive against the South, which included the use of deception, surprise, speed, and shock action. The Tet Offensive of 1968 represented the most defining moment of the Vietnam War.
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Obama's shock action, at the very moment that four regional armies of Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, were all at peak tension for the attack to begin, will leave a lasting scar on the region for years to come.
Its website states: "The high levels of protection, firepower, ground mobility and sustainability enjoyed by armoured infantry make them well suited to providing both shock action and the endurance element of any operational force.
Joyce s shock action risked leaving at least 17 Commonwealth delegations stuck in Perth after the summit concludes later Sunday.
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This was effective use of shock action, and the Byzantine right initially gave way and withdrew.