Definitions

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  • n. fire intended to neutralize or destroy enemy weapons

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Examples

  • Donovan saw more intense combat, but Truman had been a conscientious artillery captain, receiving commendations from his superiors and reacting coolly when German field guns and planes rained counterfire on the battery he commanded.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • The soldiers responded at first with counterfire but then paused because of the "OGA dropping bombs," including three 500-pound explosives, according to an Army field report.

    U.S. covert paramilitary presence in Afghanistan much larger than thought

  • When Palestinian militants launch rocket attacks intentionally from within civilian Palestinian areas, using civilians as human shields as they intentionally target Israeli civilians, they are themselves responsible -- and no one else is -- for the civilian deaths caused by Israeli counterfire.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • When Palestinian militants launch rocket attacks intentionally from within civilian Palestinian areas, using civilian as human shields as they intentionally target Israeli civilians, they are themselves responsible -- and no one else is -- for the civilian deaths caused by inevitable Israeli counterfire.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • When Palestinian militants launch rocket attacks intentionally from within civilian Palestinian areas intentionally against Israeli civilians, they are themselves responsible -- and no one else is -- for the civilian deaths caused by Israeli counterfire.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Entire blocks of stores and homes have been destroyed; services have been disrupted; and families have endured a barrage of fire and counterfire rendering what passes as normality in Gaza a distant memory.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: Gazans in Peril

  • When Palestinian militants launch rocket attacks intentionally from within civilian Palestinian areas intentionally targetting Israeli civilians, they are themselves responsible -- and no one else is (repeat: no one else is) -- for the civilian deaths caused by Israeli counterfire.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • When citizens are armed, they either minimize the slaughter by keeping the gunman pinned down by counterfire Charles Whitman in the Tower, or end it in the 1st minute or so.

    "I was given the assignment to end this before it got too much worse."

  • Within minutes, Lieutenant Colonel Doug Harding unleashed a barrage of lethal counterfire.

    Iraq: The Hidden Human Costs

  • His grades are good, and he draws the same picture over and over in his notebooks, from every angle: a Navy destroyer taking counterfire off the coast of South Vietnam.

    Between Here and the Yellow Sea

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