chokepoint


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a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel

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a point of congestion or blockage

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Climate change will have a compounding effect on chokepoint risk, increasing the probability of both isolated and multiple concurrent weather-induced disturbances.
Along with the Straits of Hormuz, that would give Iran a second chokepoint on the world's oil supply," he said.
The Bab el-Mandeb Strait is a chokepoint between the Horn of Africa and the Middle East, and a strategic link between the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean.
While conducting this maneuver, the armor company ran into an undiscovered minefield at the chokepoint and received heavy small arms and rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) Are from the village northwest of their position.
Italian contractors Salini Constructions began work on the $168m project in Q4 2006 after the RTA identified the interchange as a potential traffic chokepoint.
Applicants will be asked to design a suite of sensors that will simultaneously capture faces and irises of 20 subjects walking through a chokepoint at major tourist sites or stadiums.
The more avenues to transportation and distribution that are built that diminish reliance on a politically sensitive chokepoint, which is basically what the Straits of Hormuz is, benefits all who are involved in the supply chain," he said.
SSP states that "consistent with reports of recent fighting in the area", satellite imagery appears to show Khartoum's Sudan Armed Force (SAF), have created "what appears to be a chokepoint, with apparent artillery, main battle tanks, and infantry fighting vehicles controlling the main evacuation route for refugees attempting to flee into South Sudan".
Tehran has warned it could shut the Strait of Hormuz, a shipping chokepoint, if sanctions are imposed.
Tehran has in turn threatened to shut the strategic Strait of Hormuz -- a chokepoint for a fifth of the world's oil -- if it is attacked or if heavy sanctions are imposed.
Closing off the Gulf to oil tankers will be "easier than drinking a glass of water" for Iran if the Islamic state deems it necessary, state television reported, ratcheting up fears over the world's most important oil chokepoint.
NNA - 28/12/2011 - The European Union on Wednesday said it would not go back on imposing new sanctions on Iran, albeit a menace by Tehran yesterday to close Hormuz Strait, the world's most important oil chokepoint.
One chokepoint is five blocks long and part of the state highway system.
This will allow more than half of the UAE's exports to bypass the strategic chokepoint at the Strait of Hormuz.
The Port of Guam has repeatedly been identified as a potential chokepoint for supplies and personnel, and this funding is a major step forward ensuring that our island is prepared for the realignment of forces in our region and to sustain our economic development in the future.