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Seeing the event I -as a none native speaker- asked myself what a "inderdiction" is supposed to mean? Can anybody enlighten me as my dictionary fails to give a reasonable explanation?
 
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Interdiction is hitting your opponents ability to resupply, communicate and move openly.

The french resistance performed substantial interdiction behind German lines, cutting phone lines, blowing up train rails and attacking german troop and resupply trains.

Allied tank buster aircraft like the Typhoon made it impossible for German armour to move safely during daylight as well as their tank killing role. Although this could be considered suppression too, it was all part of the greater interdiction objective, which is basically removing the means for the enemy to conduct war effectively.
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Very well explained, thanks mate.
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philmcd wrote:
Interdiction is hitting your opponents ability to resupply, communicate and move openly.

The french resistance performed substantial interdiction behind German lines, cutting phone lines, blowing up train rails and attacking german troop and resupply trains.

Allied tank buster aircraft like the Typhoon made it impossible for German armour to move safely during daylight as well as their tank killing role. Although this could be considered suppression too, it was all part of the greater interdiction objective, which is basically removing the means for the enemy to conduct war effectively.


One more, sorry! What exactly is a "bore sighting"?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boresight_(firearm)
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malteh wrote:
philmcd wrote:
Interdiction is hitting your opponents ability to resupply, communicate and move openly.

The french resistance performed substantial interdiction behind German lines, cutting phone lines, blowing up train rails and attacking german troop and resupply trains.

Allied tank buster aircraft like the Typhoon made it impossible for German armour to move safely during daylight as well as their tank killing role. Although this could be considered suppression too, it was all part of the greater interdiction objective, which is basically removing the means for the enemy to conduct war effectively.


One more, sorry! What exactly is a "bore sighting"?


Typically before the battle starts, the defender can align his gun to certain key spots that he anticipates firing on during the fight.

There are a variety of ways to do it, including firing some test rounds at the intended target area to verify the accuracy of the range to target.

For larger guns, they would actually open the breach and look down the bore to identify the spot they wanted to shoot (where the term bore sighting came from). You can do this with smaller guns too but often firing a few rounds is faster.

Various weapons from machine gun up have traverse and elevation mechanisms that let the ordnance return to selected pre planned target areas quickly and accurately, enabling very accurate fire and the ability to shift rapidly from one pre planned target area to another (even in the dark).
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sduke wrote:
malteh wrote:
philmcd wrote:
Interdiction is hitting your opponents ability to resupply, communicate and move openly.

The french resistance performed substantial interdiction behind German lines, cutting phone lines, blowing up train rails and attacking german troop and resupply trains.

Allied tank buster aircraft like the Typhoon made it impossible for German armour to move safely during daylight as well as their tank killing role. Although this could be considered suppression too, it was all part of the greater interdiction objective, which is basically removing the means for the enemy to conduct war effectively.


One more, sorry! What exactly is a "bore sighting"?


Typically before the battle starts, the defender can align his gun to certain key spots that he anticipates firing on during the fight.

There are a variety of ways to do it, including firing some test rounds at the intended target area to verify the accuracy of the range to target.

For larger guns, they would actually open the breach and look down the bore to identify the spot they wanted to shoot (where the term bore sighting came from). You can do this with smaller guns too but often firing a few rounds is faster.

Various weapons from machine gun up have traverse and elevation mechanisms that let the ordnance return to selected pre planned target areas quickly and accurately, enabling very accurate fire and the ability to shift rapidly from one pre planned target area to another (even in the dark).


Spoken like a pro....oh wait....
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malteh wrote:
my dictionary fails to give a reasonable explanation?


In future if you need to look up a word again you can try Wiktionary:

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/interdiction

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/interdict
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