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a statement that justifies or defends something, such as a past action or policy

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protection from harm

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(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring

the justification for some act or belief

the defendant and his legal advisors collectively

the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions

an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack

a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury

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The goal of the Missile Defense Agency is to build an integrated, layered ballistic missile defense system that incorporates land-, sea-, and air-based defenses to protect the U.
The three full-court zone presses and various half-court defenses can be easily identified, and thus permit the coach to integrate the various defensive combinations and make them both unpredictable and difficult to attack.
There are questions about Congress's approach to the kind of collaborative arrangement we will need to design and field theater missile defenses with key allies, and other major weapons that may become priorities among ourselves and key security partners.
It's worth noting that, over the past three decades, teams with good offenses have been slightly more likely to get to the Super Bowl, World Series and Stanley Cup Finals, with good defenses making more championship-round appearances only in the NBA Finals.
Even leaving aside nuclear ABM defenses, conventional anti-missile missiles like the Patriot have proven effective -- especially against obsolescent models like the Iraqi SCUDs, the type of missile most likely to be used by a third-world rogue regime.
This article will summarize the key points in the new regulations, which replace the proposed regulations issued in March 1991, and will focus on defenses against imposition of the accuracy-related penalty and the new rules regarding disclosures to avoid the accuracy-related penalty.
Defensive Coordinator Had Five Top 10 Defenses in Six Seasons
OUTSTANDING FOOTBALL defenses swarm and tackle in large numbers.
Planned purchases of the Apache Longbow, TOW IIB missiles, and large quantities of various types of ammunition will provide needed support for our industrial base, and will ultimately enhance the readiness of Kuwait's defenses.
Critics say the system - costing $60 billion or more - would be too easily fooled by decoys launched alongside real nuclear warheads, and that in any event it would merely encourage China and other nations to build up their arsenals to swamp American defenses.
Since all defenses, including zone, is predicated on man-to-man principles, we'd like to present the true and tried building blocks and drills to use with young players.
When I look at defenses, I look at three things,'' Lyon said.
In fact, the most impressive products to come out of our $55 billion, fifteen-year investments in missile defenses to date are the flashy `artist's conceptions' of how mature systems might work, which the military services and defense contractors duly trot out whenever Congress threatens to cut back the Star Wars budget.
1, but as offenses adjusted to it, coaches began developing multiple defenses from the 50 front, using a variety of stunts (Diags.
But each team's rugged defenses make it tough on the offenses.