hostile force

hostile force

Any civilian, paramilitary, or military force or terrorist(s), with or without national designation, that have committed a hostile act, exhibited hostile intent, or have been declared hostile by appropriate US authority.
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Nothing horrid was visible in the air, yet their progress had become slow and laboured, exactly as if they were pushing their way through hostile forces.
Poorly planted, by politics, illy attended, by politics, decimated and many times repeatedly decimated by the hostile forces of their environment, a straggling corporal's guard of survivors, they thrust their branches, twisted and distorted, as if writhing in agony, into the air.
Perhaps he was the old Germanic god Beowa, and his exploits originally allegories, like some of those in the Greek mythology, of his services to man; he may, for instance, first have been the sun, driving away the mists and cold of winter and of the swamps, hostile forces personified in Grendel and his mother.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi underlined the country's capability to confront enemies' plots against the regional states, and said the Iranian Armed Forces will destroy any hostile force in the region.
Ames and Lee also found that torture supporters saw torture as effective when practiced by the United States on enemy informants, but not when employed by a hostile force on an American captive.
Mr Kohler, a club owner, said: "Within my domain I had this hostile force.
There is no question that coalition forces were clearly engaged in combat operations against a hostile force," Colonel Scott Bleichwehl, US forces spokesman in Baghdad, stated shortly after the incident.
The scenario is based on a rescue mission where UN personnel are captured by a hostile force and held hostage in a coastal enemy camp.
Attempt to De-Escalate the Situation: When time and circumstances permit, the hostile force should be warned and given the opportunity to withdraw or cease threatening actions.
Not for more than thirty years, until its founding generation had passed from the scene, would the trauma of the 1910 fires begin to heal and would the nation's leading agency for administering wildlands consider fire as anything but a hostile force to be fought to the death.
Here, Machiavelli, like a movie director "who re-films the same scene over and over, changing it a bit each time" (112), turns the story of the murder from a report, hastily written for his superiors in Florence, into a "spettaculo," and ultimately, in the Prince, into an esemplo embodying the concept that the "use of one's virtu can overcome the hostile force of Fortuna" (119).
In order to create her sculptures, Abakanowicz peels the bark, cuts off the limbs, and inserts metal devices into tree trunks, making them look like subjects of double torture, first by an unknown hostile force, then by the artist herself.