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{adj: diversionary} (of tactics e.g.) likely or designed to confuse or deceive

{adj: forcible, physical, strong-arm} impelled by physical force especially against resistance
"forcible entry"
"a real cop would get physical"
"strong-arm tactics"

{adj: inexpedient} not suitable or advisable
"an inexpedient tactic"
<-> expedient

{adj: tactical} of or pertaining to tactic or tactics
"a tactical error"

{adv: tactically} with regard to tactics
"the tactically useful province is still firmly in the rebels' hands"

{n: Ku Klux Klan, Klan, KKK} a secret society of white Southerners in the United States; was formed in the 19th century to resist the emancipation of slaves; used terrorist tactics to suppress Black people

{n: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, LTTE, Tamil Tigers, Tigers, World Tamil Association, World Tamil Movement} a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel
"the Tamil Tigers perfected suicide bombing as a weapon of war"

{n: SWAT team, SWAT squad, Special Weapons and Tactics team, Special Weapons and Tactics squad} a squad of policemen who have been trained to deal with violent and dangerous situations

{n: air marshal, sky marshal} a person trained by the government in hijacking and terrorist tactics who (for security reasons) is a passenger aboard an airline flight

{n: bombing} the use of bombs for sabotage; a tactic frequently used by terrorists

{n: filibuster} a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

{n: psychological warfare, war of nerves} the use of psychological tactics to destroy the opponents' morale

{n: rope-a-dope} a boxing tactic: pretending to be trapped against the ropes while your opponent wears himself out throwing punches

{n: stall, stalling} a tactic used to mislead or delay

{n: supplanting, displacement} act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics

{n: tactic, tactics, maneuver, manoeuvre} a plan for attaining a particular goal

{n: tactician} a person who is skilled at planning tactics

{n: tactics} the branch of military science dealing with detailed maneuvers to achieve objectives set by strategy

{v: manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operate} perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

{v: stonewall} engage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate
"The President stonewalled when he realized the plot was being uncovered by a journalist"


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