Soft Target


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A military term referring to unarmoured/undefended non-military target—e.g., a city or industrial region targeted for destruction. Soft targets can generally be overcome from any direction with typical ordnance in use by line units.
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Soft Targets and Crisis Management: What Emergency Planners and Security Professionals Need to Know
INTERPOL chief Noble pointed out that al Queda had recently issued a call for "brothers to strike soft targets, to do it in small groups.
56mm round that provides excellent soft target consistency and vastly better hard target performance; it also increases our Soldiers' effectiveness at extended ranges with better accuracy.
He has had a trilogy of books published called Soft Target and two others, Blister and The 18th Brigade.
The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations is making overseas schools safer by providing grants for security upgrades through the Soft Target Program.
This measure is not about combating terror is more illegal immigration; it's picking a soft target who will easily be coerced to be catalogued by the 'database state'.
These people obviously believe charity cars are a soft target but they do not fully realise the implications of their actions.
This will be the test to prove they weren't just using us as a soft target.
The public is losing respect for the police because they are seen to be targeting 'the soft target of the middle classes' instead of serious crime, an MP has claimed.
The same no-bullshit, fun-at-all-costs coverage of the San Jose area and elsewhere, including a trip to the Glory Hole, DIY skate construction, "Godzilla Versus Mega Muska," and rollerblading soft target Li'l Chubbs gets a taste of peer pressure and bad influences from the band the Cliftons.
Many violent foreign criminals, however, come to America precisely because it is considered a rich, soft target.
Townsend, speaking at the BBOA seminar, said: "There could be a perception that betting shops represent a relatively soft target and, in London, they account for about one-third of all robberies on businesses.