Earlier this year, army apaches shot up several convoys that refused to stop while navigating mountainous dunes near the border.
But the apaches are short range and need maintenance troops to deploy with them into a location within Iraq itself.
One pilot friend in Zwara pointed out that just “two apaches,” attack helicopters, would intimidate the militias into a ceasefire.
Not long after the Spanish conquistadores explored the region for gold, they began snatching apaches and other natives as slaves.
Roughly half of these, 56, were Chinooks, UH-60 Black Hawks, and AH-64 apaches, the workhorses of the American military.
At the same time, just because he was so near it, he ran almost no risk at all of meeting any strong force of apaches.
Other apaches all know—all be there—all get blanket, gun, tobacco, new axe.
One of the apaches started a fire, and the others lent their assistance.
So you thought you'd make your outfit safe by picking a quarrel with the apaches.
It seemed that there was a party of Kiowas in hiding, and awaiting the chance to open fire upon the approaching apaches.
1745, from American Spanish (1598), probably from Yavapai (a Yuman language) 'epache "people." Sometimes derived from Zuni apachu "enemy" (cf. F.W. Hodge, "American Indians," 1907), but this seems to have been the Zuni name for the Navajo.
French journalistic sense of "Parisian gangster or thug" first attested 1902. Apache dance was the World War I-era equivalent of 1990s' brutal "slam dancing." Fenimore Cooper's Indian novels were enormously popular in Europe throughout the 19c., and comparisons of Cooper's fictional Indian ways in the wilderness and underworld life in European cities go back to Dumas' "Les Mohicans de Paris" (1854-1859). It is probably due to the imitations of Cooper (amounting almost to plagiarisms) by German author Karl May (1842-1912) that Apaches replaced Mohicans in popular imagination. Also cf. Mohawk.