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brief

(bref) [Fr. bref fr L. brevis, short, brief, a catalogue]
1. A condensed legal argument in legal format and style.
2. A written or spoken summary of an important or complex topic; an abstract.
3. To make a written or spoken summary of.
4. To conduct a short session of instruction or preparation for a person, crew, or staff on how to accomplish an upcoming operation.
See: debrief
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The briefers tried to prove the White House's case that Iran is shipping deadly weapons, including armor-piercing explosives, to Shiite militias in Iraq.
Organise training for all briefers, if not in team briefing specifically then at least in communications skills.
The briefers are unable to confirm what was reported six hours ago, because military communications are different from media communications.
* Attendees were told to press legislators on violation of direct shipping laws, which briefers said violate the three-tier system and break the law in many stales.
networks ran military footage of "smart bombs" making "surgical strikes," and touted the military briefers' claims about the great accuracy of these high-tech weapons.
And in 1998, Green anticipates developing body briefers, slips, nightgowns and a mastectomy bra.
Reducing White House briefers to bloody pulps is the press corps' specialty.
These restrictions were accompanied by a carefully prepared public information strategy that included military briefers handpicked for their abilities before TV cameras; elaborate rehearsal of briefers; forbidding Pentagon spokesmen from appearing on programs with any of the 16 plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the pool system; and polite forgetfulness of journalists' requests for video footage and other information.
I noticed that as my flight planning shifted from VFR to IFR, I had mixed results with briefers. Most of my briefings proved to be like the first one, offering insights into the larger weather systems, trends that would affect my routing and timing, and Notams I may have missed.