saber-rattling


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saber-rattling

n, adj
the US spelling of sabre-rattling

sa′ber-rat`tling



n.
a show or threat of military power.
[1920–25]
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Thus, it remains to be seen whether the US president is merely saber-rattling in order to get a better deal from US trading partners, or is serious about implementing more protectionist policies.
Trump has been dishing out his own saber-rattling rhetoric against North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in his tweets.
Once again, these actions are reminiscent of Cold War saber-rattling, we would emphasize that they are a complete waste of money and resources.
Most disturbing, Moscow's nuclear saber-rattling raises questions about Russian leaders' commitment to strategic stability, their respect for norms against the use of nuclear weapons, and whether they respect the profound caution nuclear-age leaders showed with regard to the brandishing of nuclear weapons," he said.
He said, "We should not sacrifice our search for and development of badly needed gas and oil reserves just because of China s saber-rattling over the West Philippine Sea.
Sudan has been doing some saber-rattling in the general direction of Israel since a weapons factory in Sudan was mysteriously bombed.
Summary: After months of saber-rattling by Iran, Israel and the U.
has plenty of its own policy makers who are just as guilty of saber-rattling and equally culpable for the rise in tensions.
After months of wrangling, including some very public saber-rattling, Temple-Inland Inc.
The saber-rattling comes after Barak and Gantz visited Israeli troops along the Lebanese border on Wednesday and hinted at the possibility of a reinvasion of Lebanon.
Pyongyang has often turned to saber-rattling to make a point but analysts say it is unlikely to risk a full-blown war which would pit it against the combined might of the U.
This evermore undisguised adventurous saber-rattling is creating such tense situation on the Korean Peninsula that a war may break out anytime,'' it said.