Definitions

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  • noun military, especially regarding Soviet warfare A set of procedures designed to confuse, mislead, and camouflage oneself from the enemy.

Etymologies

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A loanword from Russian маскировка (maskiróvka, "camouflage").

Examples

  • I have to admit that the possibility that the Dahlgren Papers were the result of disinformation-what the Russians call a "maskirovka" - never, ever occurred to me.

    Rantings of a Civil War Historian

  • NATO had deliberately limited its own "maskirovka" until now, allowing SACEUR to bet all of Western Europe on a pair of fives.

    Red Storm Rising

  • If this indeed IS a "maskirovka" by the Left, someone should start thinking long and hard about what can come from their play-acting.

    Pajamas Media

  • If this indeed IS a "maskirovka" by the Left, someone should start thinking long and hard about what can come from their play-acting.

    Pajamas Media

  • Given the North's record of maskirovka, the extent of open and intrusive verification we should demand would likely undermine the very foundations of the regime itself, which Kim Jong Il will obviously not accept.

    The Tragic End of Bush's North Korea Policy

  • Already we are preparing our maskirovka, our trickery.

    Red Storm Rising

  • So this is the penultimate segment of the maskirovka.

    Red Storm Rising

  • "If we have strategic surprise, and if the maskirovka succeeds, yes, I believe we should win," Alekseyev said cautiously.

    Red Storm Rising

  • "As Marshal Rozhkov told us, Pavel Leonidovich, we are promised political and diplomatic maskirovka," a general pointed out.

    Red Storm Rising

  • "I have reason to believe that this was a sham-a German maskirovka."

    Red Storm Rising

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