incursion incursion  /ɪn ˈkɜr ʒən/


  1. (n) the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers)
  2. (n) an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
  3. (n) the mistake of incurring liability or blame


  1. A purported midnight incursion of Indian air force jets into Pakistani airspace Saturday brought tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors to an even higher pitch.
  2. But Turkish analysts say the political atmosphere in Turkey increases the likelihood of some kind of incursion.
  3. Analysis: A ground incursion aims to prevent separatist Kurdish fighters moving back into Turkey when spring comes.


  1. Letter: National Security Agency

    A recent revelation regarding the sweeping incursion into our privacy by the government through the NSA is alarming. The implementation of the Patriot Act under the Bush Administration got the ball rolling on government incursion into our privacy. It goes without saying that government policies never die, they just get bigger. Government snooping is now costing billions. Many of the foiled ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New Bern Sun Journal

  2. NSA surveillance 101: What US intelligence agencies are doing, what they know

    Civil Libertarians have long worried that pursuing terrorists via database-driven surveillance could lead to a serious incursion into Americans’ rights. It became clear this month that US intelligence agencies are gathering massive amounts of US telephone calling data and social media data on both foreigners and citizens. Government officials say the programs do not target Americans or “data ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

  3. Tent caterpillars are on the move

    Tent caterpillars on Bell Street in mid-May are a sample of the pests’ incursion throughout the area. Sequim Gazette photo by Jay Cline “Gross” may be the nicest word to say about western tent caterpillars, now on the move en masse in Sequim yards and orchards to find suitable cocooning sites.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Sequim Gazette


  1. "We condemn this military incursion," said Saeb Erekat, a Palestinian lawmaker. "This will undermine the efforts that are being made to sustain the cease-fire with Israel."
    on Feb 24, 2007 By: Saeb Erekat Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The Russians just shot down the government command nets so they could cover their incursion," said Wynne. "This was really one of the first aspects of a coordinated military action that had cyber as a lead force, instead of sending in air...
    on Aug 13, 2008 By: Michael W Wynne Source:

  3. "I sincerely wish that this motion will never be applied. Passage of this motion does not mean an immediate incursion will follow, but we will act at the right time and under the right conditions," Erdogan told his AK Party in televised remarks.
    on Oct 16, 2007 By: Recep Tayyip Erdogan Source: Reuters

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