[Ads-l] to red-team

Stanton McCandlish smccandlish at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 8 06:15:01 EST 2021

Mantle: It's a rock-climbing term, though I think in that context the
implication is way more specific (as to exactly how it's performed as a
move). I think in this military context it just means "climbing over"
without specialized equipment, i.e. to prove that the perimeter defenses
are laughable.  I looked for a military-jargon definition and didn't find
one right off-hand.

On Sat, Feb 6, 2021 at 9:51 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> “Red Cell members demonstrated
> the vulnerabilities of military bases and would regularly use false IDs,
> mantle fences, barricade buildings, take hostages, and kidnap high ranking
> personnel."
> I can only guess at the meaning of "mantle."
> Actually, I can't.

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