military action

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n military action a military engagement "he saw action in Korea"
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Usage

In literature:

Certainly the action of these generals at Donelson was somewhat irregular in a strictly military view.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
A week passed before it was apparent to the public that he had taken any military action.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
The action of the Assembly, far from betraying any slackness, was worthy of a military dictatorship.
"A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I" by Francis Parkman
He believed that such action could be guaranteed only as a military necessity.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
Larry, who had lately been sent to the front, had been wounded in action, and was in a military hospital in London.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
All military achievement develops out of unity of action.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
It would also facilitate intelligence-led police and military actions against them.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
Direct military action was impossible.
"Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812" by Alfred Thayer Mahan
Appropriate action to create or maintain a situation will take the form of a military operation.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
Even this would have been an unnecessary military action.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
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In news:

TURKEY was the first country to take direct military action against the government of Bashar al-Assad since Syria's uprising began in the spring of 2011.
His actions and sacrifice, said military officials, saved over 30 marines that day, as well as over 50 Iraqi police.
UN gives green light to US military action in Libya.
City's residents support Israel's military action despite impact.
China Announces Plan for Syria, Stops Short of Military Action .
No military action in Syria without UN OK.
Remains Opposed to Military Action in Syria.
The White House says it remains opposed to military action in Syria, reasoning that would only lead to more carnage.
On Iran, it's time for Obama to set clear lines for military action .
France raises prospect of military action in Syria.
Syrian peace plan's failure is proof that military action is required.
Most support US military action to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.
Mideast military action could cause problems.
Obama Administration Rules Out Military Action in Syria.
Netanyahu to Pressure Obama on Military Action .
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