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coalition
used in Fearless

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a political group made up of different groups working together
  • They sought to overthrow the fledgling Afghan government and oust the American-led coalition forces, whom they considered invaders and infidels.
    p. 160.9
coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
  • Since late 2009, intelligence networks had been tracking a Kunar Province Taliban leader—code-named Objective Lake James—who had already taken credit for numerous deaths among coalition forces.
    p. 6.3
  • coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
  • The valley was a deadly piece of real estate where insurgents could strike coalition forces and then retreat into their mountain strongholds—villages and valleys whose inhabitants, in many cases, had never seen an American.
    p. 6.4
  • coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
  • This had to be a surgical strike, aimed at one insurgent and his cell of fighters who, if not eliminated by Adam's team, would continue to attack American or coalition forces.
    p. 8.0
  • coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
  • His techniques were used to positively identify follow-on targets within 24-48 hours and facilitated an accelerated targeting cycle that resulted in the capture of 36 known anticoalition fighters in less than two months of combat operations.
    p. 172.9
  • anticoalition = opposed to a political group (made of different groups working together)

    (Editor's note:  The prefix "anti-" in anticoalition means against or opposite. This is the same pattern you see in words like antiviral, antiaircraft, and antisocial.)
  • The Team TEN SEALS had been sent out on June 28 as part of a Quick Reaction Force to aid a four-man SEAL reconnaissance team that was outnumbered, out-positioned, and pinned down by anticoalition insurgents in a fierce firefight in the mountainous Kunar Province.
    p. 185.2
  • anticoalition = opposed to a political group (made of different groups working together)

    (Editor's note:  The prefix "anti-" in anticoalition means against or opposite. This is the same pattern you see in words like antiviral, antiaircraft, and antisocial.)
  • At the memorial service for the fallen SEALs, Captain Van Hooser had defined what coalition forces were up against in the landlocked country where Adam was deployed: The enemy we face in Afghanistan is as hard and tough as the land they inhabit.
    p. 187.6
  • coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
  • The coalition outstations in northern Kunar and the observation posts (OPs) surrounding them were mortared and shot at almost daily, but that was nothing compared to the Pech River Valley, which was the Wild West, Indian Country, Ambush Alley, and other wartime cliches rolled up into one huge disadvantage if you're the outsider trying to gain a foothold.
    p. 214.2
  • coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
  • While the presence of Afghan National Army and coalition (predominantly conventional U.S. Army or Marine Corps) forces at these "frontier" outposts was intended to stabilize the regions, they also provided security for regional projects such as building roads, schools, and medical clinics; digging wells; and teaching sustainable farming techniques.
    p. 214.5
  • coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
  • In essence, the outposts protected the local population from the neighborhood bullies, who were well armed, motivated, and ruthless in threatening and killing locals who cooperated with coalition forces.
    p. 214.8
  • coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
  • One of the functions of DEVGRU operators was protecting the conventional coalition forces, a job they accomplished by targeting and taking out the "bullies."
    p. 214.8
  • coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
  • Was this guy a high-level target, meaning he had a résumé of previous attacks against coalition forces?
    p. 215.2
  • coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
  • The death toll in Iraq was pushing four thousand American lives lost, more than 70 percent to IEDs planted on roads that coalition forces traveled daily.
    p. 229.0
  • coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
  • Stealth no longer an option, the SEALs used interpreters with bullhorns to inform the MAMs they were surrounded by coalition forces and could surrender, an option given whenever possible in these situations.
    p. 231.7
  • coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
  • Coalition casualties fell at a similar rate from August 2006 to August 2008....
    p. 234.9
  • coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
  • Days later Navy admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to the media, saying that "all involved with operations on the [Pakistan-Afghanistan] border must do a better job of policing the region and eliminating the extremists' safe havens.... that are launching pads for attacks on coalition forces."
    p. 242.6
  • coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
  • The women were jumping around and the interpreter was doing all he could, shouting out in the local dialect that they were surrounded by coalition forces and to freeze and put their hands up.
    p. 275.1
coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
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