[Ads-l] double-tap

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 12 10:36:22 EDT 2019


This differs from the Mozambique Drill: two in the chest and one in the
head.

On Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 7:57 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

>  CNN:
>
> "Administration officials...are considering double-tapping Secretary of
> State Mike Pompeyo.  It means he would keep the job as Secretary of State
> [but] he would also potentially become National Security Adviser."
>
> But some of us wonder if that's the best word:
>
> 2003 Robin Moore _The Hunt for Bin Laden_ (N.Y.: Random House) 163: SOP ...
> ensured that anyone who finished shooting his targets would start
> "double-tapping" the others, a term for quickly placing two additional
> bullets in the chest of your adversary.
>
> Moore's def., adapted to the situation, is too specific.
>
> See Wiki and Urban D for more....Far more.
>
> JL
>
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