- Obama Weighs ‘Limited’ Strikes Against Syrian ForcesPresident Obama is exploring a range of military actions against Syria designed to “deter and degrade” the ability of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to launch chemical weapons, officials said.
Standing still: a new form of protest in Turkey
Thousands of people are now expressing their anger with Turkish Prime
Minister Erdogan by standing silent and motionless in streets and squares -
a new tactic that they hope will deter police violence.
Taiwan's military deterrent remains strong, Ma says.
Leaders Piece Together an Effort to Keep the Euro Intact
By STEVEN ERLANGER
European leaders are working overtime on a tentative deal to try to save the euro, which they hope to complete at a crucial summit meeting this week.
"He has got a terrific image and used it very well. He never had a trick, wasn't particularly quick, but he was very good at set-pieces and deliveries, he made chances and made goals and was fantastic for clubs.
Join or combine parts into a whole, as in With information from several observers, she pieced together an account of what had actually taken place. [Late 1500s]
Mention "nukes," and most oil bulls think "Iran." But speculators bidding Nymex crude back above $100 a barrel Wednesday should recall a fundamental aspect of nuclear strategy.
Classic Cold War nuclear deterrence rested on the concept of mutually assured destruction. In practice, this meant that if you ever got to the point where you actually had to press the button, then your whole strategy had failed: There could be no "winners" of a global nuclear war (except maybe the rats and cockroaches). Paradoxically, the value of nuclear weapons was highest when they remained in their silos.
The same goes for emergency measures in the financial markets. Oil, alongside many stock markets, jumped Wednesday after several major central banks announced a joint effort to ease dollar funding for European banks. Cue high fives all round as liquidity eases. But the very fact that the Fed and its various counterparts had to do this speaks to an interbank-lending market that is seizing up amid the euro zone's existential crisis. Central banks don't announce emergency measures unless there's an emergency—which is usually not great for demand.
China's move Wednesday to cut reserve requirements for its banks also drew a collective "yay!" from the oil market. But while China's move isn't in the same league as the dollar-swap measure, it is still indicative of an effort by Beijing to use easier lending to head off various signs of a slowdown in the economy of the world's No. 1 consumer of most industrial commodities.
Set this against the fact that the latest official data showed a surprise jump in U.S. oil inventories and continuing sluggish gasoline demand—hardly indicating a tight market. Investors shouldn't let shock-and-awe blind them to the mundanities of supply and demand.
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[副]逆説的に；((文修飾))逆説的に言えば, 矛盾しているように思われるかもしれないが(paradoxically enough).
1 まぐさ・セメント・穀物などの貯蔵［発酵］用の通例塔状の建造物；（穀物などの貯蔵用）地下室, 室(むろ).
n., pl., -los.
- A tall cylindrical structure, usually beside a barn, in which fodder is stored.
- A pit dug for the same purpose.
- An underground shelter for a missile, usually equipped to launch the missile or to raise it into a launching position.
To store in a silo.
- The act or a means of deterring.
- Measures taken by a state or an alliance of states to prevent hostile action by another state.
- 発音記号[ditə'ːrənt | -tér-]
1 （…を）引き留めるもの, （…の）妨害物((to ...)).
the ultimate deterrent
Definition of set piece
2British a carefully organized and practised move in a team game by which the ball is returned to play, as at a scrum or a free kick: in the 89th minute another set piece produced the third goal [as modifier]:a hat-trick of exciting tries from set-piece moves
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3 《演劇》張りぼて, 小道具.4 精密な計画に従って遂行される軍事作戦［試合の作戦］.