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  • It was a U.S.-initiated air-sea mission, with U.S. and British commandos on the ground as spotters and organizers for the ground troops of the Northern Alliance, which was really a local coalition; other nations offered grudging moral support or intelligence tips or a willingness not to shoot down our aircraft using their airspace.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • While Devon was soaring overhead, looking for an avenue of attack, and the ground troops were marching forward, Chainer shuddered and unleashed a razor-clawed harpy with his metal arm.

    Chainer's Torment

  • At Dunkirk Broadhurst, by then wing com - mander, fought the Germans with his Hurricanes of Squadrons 85 and 87 with good effect, but at such high altitudes that the grousing ground troops did not even know they were being given air cover, leading to Churchill's remarks about the victory inside the deliverance at Dunkirk gained by the Air Force.

    The HurricaneStory

  • Chester Cooper, a former CIA analyst serving at the Johnson-Bundy NSC, was similarly doubtful about what American ground troops could accomplish against a guerrilla army.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Fear fighting frustration inside him, he pulled out his special closed-frequency comlink and ordered his ground troops to rush the trading compound where the quarry had sought shelter.

    The Cat is a Metaphor

  • The answer to Carden came not from Maxwell but from the War Office in London, which sternly declared that ground troops at this stage were not an essential part of the naval operation.

    Castles of Steel

  • But in the same investigation in which Langmuir’s ground troops had fingered Cutter, they discovered that Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, one of the other manufacturers licensed to make the vaccine, had also produced defective batches.

    The Panic Virus

  • On the scene, however, Admiral Carden had begun to discover more immediate ways in which ground troops could be useful.

    Castles of Steel

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