means of attack

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Like adventurous captains about to embark on some enterprise full of danger, I laid in my provisions, I loaded my weapons, I collected every means of attack and defence; I inured my body to the most violent exercises, my soul to the bitterest trials; I taught my arm to slay, my eyes to behold excruciating sufferings, and my mouth to smile at the most horrid spectacles.
It possesses modern state-of-the-art weapons and powerful means of attack and defence and has an army capable of performing any modern warfare efficiently.
Reports have it that the hoodlums stormed the Radio station on Wednesday and attacked the presenter while performing his duty at the station's studio, beat him up and broke his computer daring him to desist from using the program as a means of attack on their principal and sponsor.
This complex is designed to defeat the entire depth of an enemy's defense, its nuclear and chemical means of attack, ground combat elements of reconnaissance and firing systems, the main groups of troops stationed at the aviation bases, means and objects of air defense, command points, radio electronic means, rear and other objects.
and not even as lone attackers radicalized online, but by copying one another and often using the crudest of means of attack."
The means of attack have become very unsophisticated as we have seen with Lee Rigby and they have short lead-in times.
We're dealing with a new enemy that uses new means of attack and new methods to communicate.
"Given the terrorism threat is evolving continuously with ever diverse means of attack, undue pressure is being placed on conventional x-ray inspection systems.
``The preferred means of attack would be car or truck bombs, '' Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said.
The directorate will first assess the nation's critical infrastructure and key resources for vulnerabilities, then develop a comprehensive plan for securing both the infrastructure and resources from various means of attack. The directorate also will address information security and will be responsible for recommending new policies for governing information sharing between government entities.
One possible means of attack is an amphibious assault from the Gulf, using the Royal Navy's helicopter carrier HMS Ocean and a fighting force of 600 marines.
David Tyson, vice-president of the British Veterinary Association, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that sabotaging the food chain was a potential means of attack, "It becomes even more important now than it was before that we know exactly the source of imports, and the documents that come with them are what they say they are, and the stuff that is in the containers and refrigerated lorries is what it says it is."