hostile act


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hostile act

1. A hostile act is an attack or other use of force by any civilian, paramilitary, or military force or terrorist(s) (with or without national designation) against the United States, US forces and, in certain circumstances, US nationals, their property, US commercial assets, or other designated non-US forces, foreign nationals, and their property.
2. Force used directly to preclude or impede the mission and/or duties of US forces, including the recovery of US personnel and vital US Government property. When a hostile act is in progress the right exists to use proportional force, including armed force, in self-defense by all necessary means available to deter or neutralize the potential attacker or, if necessary, to destroy the threat.
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We cannot but remark that both in this affair and that of Pierre's Hole the affray commenced by a hostile act on the part of white men at the moment when the Indian warrior was extending the hand of amity.
Her action and noise he identified as unfriendly, and he became alert and watchful, prepared for whatever hostile act she might next commit.
I hoped, desperately, that he might commit some hostile act, attempt to strike me or choke me; for in such way only I knew I could be stirred to shoot.
Henry de Montfort, with the fine chivalry that marked him, was the first to step forward with outstretched hand to thank Norman of Torn, and to ask his pardon for his rude words and hostile act.
He added that the Iraqi government confirms its firm and categorical rejection of any action of this kind issued by any country in violation of our national sovereignty and we will consider sending any country to combat ground forces as a hostile act and deal with it on that basis.
BAGHDAD, Dec 3 (KUNA) -- The Iraqi government denied on Thursday that it called for dispatching foreign ground forces, saying this will be considered a hostile act.
2 that Tehran's "epic film" on the Prophet Muhammad shown all over Iran was "obscene" and "a hostile act against Islam".
In a statement, the US Defence Department said: 'US military rules of engagement state that unit commanders always have the inherent right and obligation to exercise unit self-defence in response to a hostile act or demonstrated hostile intent.
In a statement, the US Defence Department said: "US military rules of engagement state that unit commanders always have the inherent right and obligation to exercise unit self-defence in response to a hostile act or demonstrated hostile intent.
Mizari said, "This was not only a blatant violation of international law but a hostile act against a neighbouring state that is trying to play a cooperative role to bring peace in the region".
The Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry affirmed Sudan rejection to such a hostile act which would have negative impact on the relations between the two countries and poses a direct threatening to efforts being exerted currently for normalization of the relations between Sudan and South Sudan and application of the agreements signed between the two countries.
The suspect, whose name was given as Sulaiman Rezq, had allegedly sought to recruit some relatives in "carrying out the hostile act with the aim of harming the country's economic resources," added the source.