military force

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n military force a unit that is part of some military service "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
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Usage

In literature:

What wrecked it as a military force was the revolution which was taking place in the art of war.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
The place, not the force within, had military value in their eyes.
"Story of the War in South Africa" by Alfred T. Mahan
Stationing a military force among them was a fruitful source of uneasiness.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2" by Egerton Ryerson
King John, at the head of a military force, arrives in Ireland.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
I felt that, with a strong military force for the protection of the storehouses, nothing more could be done.
"Trapped by Malays" by George Manville Fenn
Military force restrained a vassal from hostile acts under the Roman peace.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
The force of their leader's character seemed to have infused military discipline into them.
"The Settler and the Savage" by R.M. Ballantyne
Our pace showed that we were making what I suppose my military friends would style a forced march.
"In the Track of the Troops" by R.M. Ballantyne
Besides, the naval and military forces of the realm must be recruited in some way or other!
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
Rapid concentration of forces, naval and military, and prompt movements, are among the greatest elements of success in war.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863" by Various
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In news:

Mark Pryor pledged his continuing support of veterans and men and women in the US military when he was guest speaker at the Veterans Day retreat ceremony Monday at Little Rock Air Force Base.
The US military relies on mobile communications to keep its forces connected.
Challenging one of Congress's political sacred cows, the Defense Department today proposed eliminating 140,000 military reservist positions in the next two years to balance cuts already made in the shrinking active armed forces.
Military force is not the only way to deter Iran.
Cuts in Pentagon bureaucracy needed to help maintain military force .
Defining al-Qaida and the Authorization for the Use of Military Force .
Biden calls for military force in Darfur.
US Troops Put On a Show of Military Force in a Center of Hard-Core Resistance.
US MILITARY FORCE POURS IN.
A $5,000 check and a top of the line wheelchair were donated to military causes Thursday on Eglin Air Force Base.
Michel Aoun, who led Christian military forces against Lebanon's Syrian-backed Government for 11 months, surrendered after Syrian air and ground attacks.
Two people with local ties graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The United States launched its first permanent military presence on Polish soil on Friday, an air force detachment to service warplanes, in a move long sought by its.
The deadly attack on American forces at a military base near Mosul has raised questions about US strategy to control the Iraqi insurgency.
Unless lawmakers find a way to prevent a $53 billion cut to planned defense spending for 2013, the US military services would be forced to buy fewer F-35 fighters, Stryker vehicles and Army helicopters, says a House panel.
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In science:

Oct 5, 10:20am But U.S. officials said that the crash had been caused by an S-200 missile fired mistakenly by Ukrainian forces during military exercises on the Crimean Peninsula.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
Again, whose problems am I preparing students to solve? I mitigate the damage that I do by extending the oil problem. I ask students to estimate how much the United States spends on its military forces that guard Persian Gulf Oil.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days
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