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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

Examples of patrolling in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

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

  2. Ted Cruz:

    Inflammatory comments about patrolling and securing Muslim neighbors or barring Muslims from entering this country, having an immigration policy based on religion, is counterproductive to our homeland security and national security interests.

  3. Nekima Levy-Pounds:

    You have mostly white officers patrolling a poor black neighborhood where they have no real nexus to the community, where there are high rates of complaints against the use of excessive force by police and the over-criminalization of the African American community.

  4. Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein:

    If the sides cannot find an amicable solution on the way forward, the patrolling and presence of vessels from China or the U.S. raises concerns for us ASEAN countries.

  5. Moise Nkurunziza:

    As they were patrolling, soldiers exchanged fire with an armed group of eight men, killing two people.

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