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  • adjective Referring to devices, typically weapons, intended to prevent an adversary from occupying or traversing a certain area of land.


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area + denial


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  • That, plus the larger arsenal of high-tech area-denial weapons coming on-line, could indeed change the way the U.S. and other nations operate in the Pacific region.

    David Millar: China's Aircraft Carrier: Why It Matters David Millar 2011

  • Associated Press Newt Gingrich left and Mitt Romney In East Asia, for example, China is modernizing and expanding its air and naval capabilities, developing area-denial and anti-access weapons, and making increasingly assertive territorial claims, potentially restricting access to international waters.

    Romney: The Conservative Who Can Beat Obama John Bolton 2012

  • Second, the naval dimensions of American power will re-emerge as the primary means for assuring our allies and partners, ensuring prosperity in times of peace, and countering anti-access, area-denial efforts in times of crisis.

    The Necessity of U.S. Naval Power Gordon England 2011

  • The Chinese buildup also involves developing so-called anti-access/area-denial capabilities to threaten major U.S. bases such as Kadena Air Base on Okinawa and Andersen Air Force Base on Guam.

    China's 'Finlandization' Strategy in the Pacific Andrew F. Krepinevich 2010

  • The PLA's area-denial capabilities focus on restricting the U.S.

    China's 'Finlandization' Strategy in the Pacific Andrew F. Krepinevich 2010

  • The "Voldemort Effect" is seen in the Defense Department's recently published Quadrennial Defense Review, which cites the growing threat posed by anti-access and area-denial capabilities.

    China's 'Finlandization' Strategy in the Pacific Andrew F. Krepinevich 2010

  • The Pentagon notes the J-10's utility in "anti-access/area-denial," or keeping the enemy out of a particular patch of land, sea or air.

    Chinese Show and Tell 2008

  • Unlike most DIY, consumer and commercial laser tag systems, MilesTag uses a digitally encoded signal that allows differentiation between up to 32 players and 7 teams, and supports a wide range of weapon types, including mines, area-denial and even non-conventional weapons.

    Boing Boing: March 6, 2005 - March 12, 2005 Archives 2005

  • So we say, area-denial, anti-access asymmetrical strategies, and their eyes glaze over.

    Thomas Barnett draws a new map for peace 2005

  • The theory of anti-access, area-denial asymmetrical strategies -- gobbledygook that we sell to Congress, because if we just told them we can kick anybody's asses they wouldn't buy us all the stuff we want.

    Thomas Barnett draws a new map for peace 2005


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