Swift Boat


Swift Boat

"Swift Boat" is another term for a Fast Patrol Craft.

"Swift Boat Veterans For Truth" is the original name of the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth.

"Swiftboating" is American political jargon (a term first used in the 2004 Presidential campaign) for a particular form of character assassination as a smear tactic.


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  • Swift Boat challenge — The Swift Boat challenge from Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens is his reported offer of US $ 1 million to anyone who can disprove even a single charge made by the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth, formerly the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, during the… …   Wikipedia

  • Swift Boat Veterans For Truth — John Kerry während seiner Militärzeit Die Swift Boat Veterans For Truth waren eine Gruppierung ehemaliger US amerikanischer Soldaten, die im Einsatz in Vietnam waren und sich im Vorfeld der Präsidentschaftswahl 2004 gegen den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Swift Boat Veterans for Truth — Die Swift Boat Veterans For Truth sind eine Gruppierung ehemaliger US Soldaten, die im Einsatz in Vietnam waren und sich im Vorfeld der Präsidentschaftswahl 2004 gegen den Präsidentschaftskandidaten der Demokraten, John F. Kerry, aussprachen. Die …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Swift Vets and POWs for Truth — Swift Vets and POWs for Truth, formerly known as the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SBVT), was a political group (527 group) of American Swift boat veterans and former prisoners of war of the Vietnam War, formed during the 2004 presidential… …   Wikipedia

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  • swift — [[t]swɪft[/t]] adj. er, est, adv. n. 1) moving or capable of moving with great speed or velocity: a swift boat[/ex] 2) coming, happening, or performed quickly or without delay: a swift decision[/ex] 3) quick to act or respond 4) cvb Slang. smart; …   From formal English to slang

  • Swift (HSV-2) — Die Swift (HSV 2) im Persischen Golf Bestellung: Oktober 2002 Indienststellung: 15. August 2003 Ausmusterung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • swift|er — «SWIHF tuhr», noun, verb. Nautical. –n. 1. a rope passed through holes or notches in the outer ends of capstan bars and drawn taut to keep the bars in their sockets while the capstan is being turned. 2. the forward shroud of a lower mast,… …   Useful english dictionary