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  • adjective likely or designed to confuse or deceive; -- of tactics.

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  • adjective That serves as a diversion

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  • adjective (of tactics e.g.) likely or designed to confuse or deceive

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Examples

  • The term diversionary measures refers to direct actions of groups or individuals operating in the enemy's rear area.

    FM 100-61 Chptr 9 Artillery Support

  • The term diversionary measures refers to direct actions of groups or individuals operating in the enemy's rear area.

    FM 100-61 Chptr 9 Artillery Support

  • Since John Kerry's 2004 campaign, hawkish Democratic security and political consultants have asserted that Afghanistan is a good and necessary war in comparison with Iraq which they label a diversionary one.

    Tom Hayden: Obama's Wars

  • Since John Kerry's 2004 campaign, hawkish Democratic security and political consultants have asserted that Afghanistan is a good and necessary war in comparison with Iraq which they label a diversionary one.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Since John Kerry's 2004 campaign, hawkish Democratic security and political consultants have asserted that Afghanistan is a good and necessary war in comparison with Iraq which they label a diversionary one.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • With all due respect, I think that your perspective here is horribly simplistic, uncomfortably mis-targeted (to the point of near endorsement), and quite diversionary from the essential core issue.

    Oaxaca to Guadalajara: The good.. the bad.. & the ugly

  • With all due respect, I think that your perspective here is horribly simplistic, uncomfortably mis-targeted (to the point of near endorsement), and quite diversionary from the essential core issue.

    Oaxaca to Guadalajara: The good.. the bad.. & the ugly

  • On March 14, 1968, Jim and his aircraft commander were sent on a close-air support mission to assist in diversionary fire for a helicopter evacuation about 18 miles southwest of the city of Hue where the 304th North Vietnamese regiment was active.

    Hamm, James E.

  • In strict military terms, it's called a diversionary tactic.

    We get letters...

  • He was put in what's called a diversionary program, which is one of these things where if you stay out of trouble for a year your record is clear.

    CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2006

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