Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Special Forces words and phrases - real and from fiction






Trying to pull together a list of words, phrases, terms and quotes that you'd associate with Special Forces (SAS and the Marines kinda thing) - real and fake.

Got any others?


Air superiority
Ambush
Annihilate
Armor
Attrition warfare
Artillery
Bait and bleed
Battery
Biological warfare
Blockade
Bunker
Cavalry
Chemical weaponry
Command
Command of the sea
Company
Counter-offensive
Counterforce
Decapitation
Deception strategy
Denial, Denied
Distraction
Divide and conquer
DMZ
Encirclement
Exhaust
Exit strategy
Fire in the hole!
Flank, Flanking manoevure
Force
Fortify, Fortification
Frontal Assault
Grenade!
Halo jump
Human wave attack
Infantry
Insert
Intel
Limited skirmish
Logistics
Manoeuvre
Objective
Offensive
Operation
Penetration
Pincer ambush, maneouvre, movement, attack
Raiding
Rapid Response
Recon
Reload!
Scorpion attack (pincer attack that is supplemented by an air strike)
Security
Shock and awe
Siege
strategic offensive
Surprise
Systems
Theatre
Warfare
Withdraw

EQUIPMENT
Stun grenades
Flares
Smoke cover
Trip wire
Booby traps
Bowie Knife
Camouflage


Thanks for your help! (and big thanks for leaving comments below)


Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_strategies_and_concepts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_tactics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_established_military_terms
http://www.vietvet.org/jargon.htm
http://www.answers.com/library/Marine+Corps+Dictionary-cid-2776735
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ElitesAreMoreGlamorous

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@MontyFowler


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