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  • n. Plural form of penetration.


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  • Still, its "penetrations" of the PLO — delightfully and kindly rendered in David Ignatius's novel Agents of Innocence (1987) — were essentially emissaries from Yasir Arafat to the U.S. government.

    The Counterterrorist Myth

  • Air preparation can precede a variety of offensive operations such as penetrations, forcing water obstacles, amphibious and airborne or heliborne landings, and counterstrikes.

    FM 100-61 Chptr 10 Air Support

  • When Bill Casey, who led the OSS penetrations into Germany, took over the CIA in 1981, he commissioned a bronze statue of Donovan, which was placed in the foyer.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Even Casey, who also would later become a CIA director, conceded the penetrations did nothing to shorten the war.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • He planned to breakfast with Casey the next morning for an update on his penetrations into Germany.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • The clandestine penetrations were not uniformly successful.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Since defensive measures such as antivirus software and firewalls appear unable to stop the Chinese penetrations, does the administration have any plan to address these cyberattacks?

    China's Cyberassault on America

  • The Aurora attacks were followed by systematic penetrations of one industry after another.

    China's Cyberassault on America

  • Certain large milestones -- like 100 eyewall penetrations -- earn a special patch.

    Gabe Zichermann: Chasing Hurricane Irene on a Wing and a Badge

  • started by offering this only to U.S.-based customers on the belief that high Internet and credit-card penetrations combined with sizable disposable incomes would be the target audience.

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