outpost : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a station in a remote or sparsely populated location
  • n  a settlement on the frontier of civilization
  • n  a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops

  • From sleepy colonial outpost to prosperous high-tech enclave, Singapore owes its rise to the stern, stubborn lawyer who virtually invented the place.
  • Photographer Alvaro Ybarra Zavala documents life at a remote mountain outpost where Afghanistan soldiers police a dangerous border.
  • With no civilians allowed, Diego Garcia remains the loneliest military outpost in the world.
News & Articles

  • KRCC: Live and local
    An interview with Jeff Bieri by Edie Adelstein In July, KRCC will grow to include both its Weber Street studio and a new satellite outpost at Ivywild School, allowing the member-supported radio station to bring a live-and-in-person element to its listeners. At the time of our interview with program director Jeff Bieri, the station was still in the process of putting together the sound system and ...
    June 12, 2013 - Colorado Springs Independent
  • Chinese Lift-Off! Crew of 3 to Visit Space Lab | Video
    Taikonauts Nie Haisheng, Wang Yaping and Zhang Xiaoguang launched to China's Tiangong-1 outpost in space on June 11th, 2013. They are delivering cargo and will remain on-orbit for 15 days.
    June 11, 2013 - SPACE.com
  • Inside the Cover: How America Lost Its Nerve
    Much as Baghdad once did, Kabul, Afghanistan feels like an outpost of American imperialism. There's the familiar "green zone," the checkpoints you have to zigzag through, the armored convoys roaring by in clouds of dust, their IED jammers poking up like peacock tails.
    June 10, 2013 - National Journal via Yahoo! News

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