Prevent or hinder.
Fact of the Day
The Persian invasion of Greece in 484BCE was the biggest amphibious military operation until D-Day, almost 2,500 years later.
Quote of the Day
"They have done for me at last, Hardy. "
~ Nelson, at the Battle of Trafalgar
On This Day
1968 CBS News reports the shooting of Robert F. Kennedy.
1989 A man famously obstructs a column of Chinese People's Army tanks on Tiananmen Square in Peking.