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Possible Answers: ALARM.
Last seen on: LA Times Crossword 2 Nov 18, Friday
Random information on the term “Red flag”:
The term red flag could mean either a literal flag used for signaling or, as a metaphor, a sign of some particular problem requiring attention.
The earliest citation for “red flag” in the Oxford English Dictionary is from 1602 and shows that at that time the flag was used by military forces to indicate that they were preparing for battle.[nb 1]
The earliest citation of “red flag” in the sense of a warning is dated 1777 and refers to a flag warning of flood.[nb 2]
The term and the expression “to raise the red flag” come from various usages of real flags throughout history. The semaphore red flag (or red light) on railways means an immediate stop, while a red flag is frequently flown by armed forces to warn the public of live fire exercises in progress, and is sometimes flown by ships carrying munitions (in this context it is actually the flag for the letter B in the International maritime signal flag alphabet, a red swallow-tailed flag). In many countries a red flag is flown to signify that an outdoor shooting range is in use. The United States Air Force refers to its largest annual exercise as red flag operation. Red flags are used for various signals in team sailing races (see Racing Rules of Sailing). A red flag warning is a signal of high wildfire danger and a red flag on the beach warns of dangerous water conditions (double red flags indicate beach closure). Red flags of various designs indicate dangerous wind and wave conditions for mariners. In auto racing, a red flag indicates a stop to the race due to dangerous conditions.
Random information on the term “ALARM”:
Kuwait United States United Kingdom France Saudi Arabia
Coalition:292 killed (147 killed by enemy action, 145 non-hostile deaths)467 wounded in action776 wounded31 tanks destroyed/disabled28 Bradley IFVs destroyed/damaged1 M113 APC destroyed2 British Warrior APCs destroyed1 Artillery Piece destroyed75 Aircraft destroyedKuwait:4,200 killed12,000 captured≈200 tanks destroyed/captured850+ other armored vehicles destroyed/captured57 aircraft lost8 aircraft captured (Mirage F1s)
Kuwaiti civilian losses:Over 1,000 killed600 missing peopleIraqi civilian losses:About 3,664 killed
Liberation of Kuwait
The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait.