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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People think North Wales is a soft target. It is not."
John's [Antigua and Barbuda], Sep 11 ( ANI ): Calling himself a "soft target in a small country", fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi on Tuesday said that he was undergoing media trial in connection with the alleged USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.
He added: "Unfortunately some of them wanatafuta soft target. Anaweza kuangalia kama ni Joho, wacha tumlime ndio tu 'aokoke'..
"They are trying to find soft targets that they can go after," he said.
Soft Targets and Crisis Management: What Emergency Planners and Security Professionals Need to Know
The consulate's message urged Americans in Israel to "make yourself a 'harder target' and raise your situational awareness" when visiting "soft targets" such as hotels, clubs, restaurants, shopping centers, identifiable Western businesses, housing compounds, transportation systems, places of worship, schools, or public recreation events.
The big question is will MP Tim Loughton be game for a laugh or will he be the soft target for the rest of the talent, including regular team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton?
Axa said the industry is seen as a "soft target" for people who want to make extra cash, as households continue to face pressure from high living costs and deteriorating employment conditions.
Sometimes, officialdom makes itself a very soft target; it's hard to imagine too many readers having sympathy with a bureaucrat whose 9-5 regime is so stressful he or she must have access to Indian head massage therapy.
At a time when many local authorities might see our libraries as a soft target for the spending cuts forced on them by the Government we should not forget the vitally important role that they play in our communities.
At a time when many local authorities might see our libraries as a soft target for the spending cuts forced on them by the Government, we should not forget the vitally important role that they play in our communities.
To understand soft target consistency, one must understand how a bullet behaves as it travels along its trajectory.