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The reconnaissance element identifies indicators to answer the commander's PIR, conducts calls for fire, and attrits the enemy force.
While some positions would have to be substantial in their own right, especially those astride major roadways or cities, depth would help the Baltic states attrit Russian forces as they drove westward.
At the tactical level, our adversaries use IEDs to constrain our freedom of action, counter our superiority of arms, and attrit our forces.
For modern tertiary students, especially those transitioning from secondary to higher education, the humanistic interaction with educators may be the reason students choose to engage, stay enrolled or attrit. Thus, we pose the following question: How can human interaction between tertiary students and educators be enhanced to help increase emotional stability and trust in the tertiary education experience, whilst assisting in increasing engagement and reducing attrition?
Instead, Khaled was determined to defend the border with "firepower and not manpower." To quote one source, "the General's plan was to take them on with air power and with supporting arms." This seemed to make sense because "the desert afforded the Saudi forces the opportunity to attrit the Iraqis as they crossed the expanses of the desert toward Khalji." Critical to the success of such a plan was a "tripwire to announce the Iraqi attack." Khaled had no such troops.
At Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, they will also present results from robustness checks new to this literature, including sensitivity of results to differential time to join and attrit from the intervention.
Some leaders did not want to risk inviting aerial and artillery retaliation that would attrit their forces for the fight to come against the Afghan government.
To support these capabilities, the Defense Department needs to continue to procure systems in critical sectors, otherwise industrial capability will attrit, never to return, or if returning, only at a much greater cost than if the industry remained engaged at a reasonable level.
The sophistication required to conduct SA successfully against modern systems entails a much greater intelligence-analysis cost than do operations that simply attrit enemy fielded forces.
When a unit thinks about preassault fires on an objective to attrit enemy forces before an attack, how do we confirm that the forces have been attrited sufficiently?
LaChance would not divulge proposed numbers but said his position was to "take care of this generation well and attrit down over a period of time."
A counterforce strategy can be designed to attrit adversary naval forces (gray hulls) to the point where they can neither project military power nor defend against U.S.
The Winograd Commission's report states that "the Prime Minister made up his mind hastily" and that the chief of staff responded to the taking of Israeli hostages "impulsively." (10) What evolved after the initial few hours of retaliatory strikes was not a plan but "the most conventional of approaches, with each individual object justified for its legality and military importance, almost divorced from the overall campaign objective and desired strategic outcome." (11) The campaign thus became a blind effort to service a set of targets that air forces customarily hit, along with an equally blind effort to attrit Hezbollah's fighting forces.
For example, if the youth who attrit tend to be the low earners in the population, then the earnings distributions based on the NLSY will suggest greater growth over time than actually occurs because the lower tail of the distribution will thin due to the systematic loss of its members.