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  1. Patrolling

    of Patrol


  1. Patrolling

    Patrolling is a military tactic. Small groups or individual units are deployed from a larger formation to achieve a specific objective and then return. The tactic of patrolling may apply to ground troops, armored units, naval units, and combat aircraft. The duration of a patrol can vary from a few hours to several weeks depending on the nature of the objective and the type of units involved. There are several different types of patrol each with a different objective: A Combat Patrol is a group with sufficient size and resources to raid or ambush a specific enemy. It primarily differs from an attack in that the aim is not to hold ground. A Clearing Patrol is a brief patrol around a newly occupied defensive position in order to ensure that the immediate area is secure. Clearing patrols are often undertaken on the occupation of a location, and during the transition from night to day and vice versa. A Standing Patrol is a static patrol, probably known as an OP/LP in US and NATO terminology. Standing patrols are usually small static patrols intended to provide early warning, security or to guard some geographical feature, such as dead ground.

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  1. patrolling

    Performing the duties of a patrol.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of patrolling in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of patrolling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Echo Delta:

    Stationary guards are easier to skirt, as for patrolling guards, we need to play hide-and-seek.

  2. Simon Maddocks:

    It's come up all around the house but my ability to turn on irrigation systems from my phone in Darwin and the fact that I had neighbors patrolling with fire units, I think we're lucky we got away with a house.

  3. Hanif Rezaee:

    There are still small checkpoints, but at the end of the day, the soldiers move back to their bases, it is very difficult for us to provide 24 hour patrolling.

  4. William McManus:

    He was an officer patrolling here,( a) routine traffic stop, which turned out to be not so routine after all.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    Instead of Americans patrolling the valleys of Afghanistan, we've trained their security forces, who've now taken the lead.

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