conventional forces

Related to conventional forces: Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty

conventional forces

1. Those forces capable of conducting operations using nonnuclear weapons.
2. Those forces other than designated special operations forces.
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Militarily there are questions over the sense of the deterrent in an age when the cost is eating away at the UK's ability to defend itself with overstretched conventional forces.
He said our proposal for a strategic restraint regime in South Asia is based on reciprocal measures for nuclear and missile restraint and instituting a balance between conventional forces, also remains on the table.
With the notable exception of the defeat of the Taliban in 2001, strategic victory has required the integration of special operations forces with both conventional forces and civilian national security agencies.
Because states might be more risk acceptant with conventional forces and concepts of first and second strikes are much less well defined in the conventional realm, stability was much more fragile in the pre-nuclear age and would likely prove fragile in a world with fewer, or zero, nuclear weapons.
An analysis of the impact of the Rhodesian Air Force in Zimbabwe's war of liberation provides useful insights into the role of air power fighting guerrilla forces in modern warfare, says Mutanda, and reveals the ineffectiveness of conventional forces with confronted by resolute irregular bands.
We must not forget, Renz contends, strong conventional forces are the stock-in-trade of great powers, and those aspiring to be great.
forces will more proactively support Afghan conventional forces," the official said.
But it appears she was more concerned with the President's proposal to eliminate all nuclear weapons within 10 years, pointing out it would leave the Russians with a superiority in conventional forces.
acquisition of uniforms "GUERRILLA" (jacket and) pants benefit of conventional forces.
Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said on Tuesday this was a reaction to Indian threats to make a limited, lightning raid with conventional forces in case of militant attack, an idea known as the 'Cold Start' doctrine.
The department has not taken steps to examine whether additional opportunities exist to reduce the high demand on SOF by sharing some activities with conventional forces," the report said.
We live in an unstable world, our conventional forces aren't large enough to defend our own country, never mind becoming involved in overseas adventures.

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