re·​con | \ ri-ˈkän How to pronounce recon (audio) , ˈrē-ˌkän How to pronounce recon (audio) \

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The system is expected to move northeastward offshore of the Southeastern U.S. The hurricane center said a reconnaissance mission planned for today was canceled but another recon flight is scheduled for Sunday. Leigh Morgan, al, "Tropical Storm Dorian forms in Atlantic; could become a hurricane by next week," 24 Aug. 2019 The recon flight also reported that the central pressure has continued to fall, another sign of strengthening. Leigh Morgan,, "Tropical Storm Barry afternoon update: Barry’s winds and rain now moving into Louisiana," 12 July 2019 Anne McClain, who flew missions over Iraq in an OH-58 Kiowa recon and fire support helicopter, for the dangerous reality of strapping to a rocket and heading to orbit. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "What it’s like to serve in Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL — and then see it from space," 18 July 2019 On Sonos Wi-Fi speakers, an attacker could access extensive information about the Wi-Fi network a speaker is connected to, useful for mapping out network attributes and broader recon. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Millions of Streaming Devices Are Vulnerable to a Retro Web Attack," 19 June 2018 Former recon Marine, Derek Sisson has launched a new, smooth bourbon called ‘Merica. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "Top patriotic BBQ gear for July 4," 3 July 2018 Unmanned aerial vehicles may have gotten their start with the military, flying recon missions in Vietnam and dropping bombs over Afghanistan. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "A Single Drone Helped Mexican Police Drop Crime 10 Percent," 11 June 2018 The concept informing a new attack-recon initiative rests upon the realization that even the most advanced existing Apache helicopter, originally emerging in the 1980s, may ultimately have some limitations as threats evolve in coming years. Kris Osborn, Fox News, "US Army starts work on future attack-recon helicopter," 16 May 2018 This still being The Walking Dead, Rick and Michonne's vacay is actually a recon mission to find guns. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rick and Michonne Take a Romantic Getaway in 'The Walking Dead' Episode 12," 6 Mar. 2017

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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