hostile intent


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hostile intent

The threat of imminent use of force by a foreign force, terrorist(s), or organization against the United States and US national interests, US forces and, in certain circumstances, US nationals, their property, US commercial assets, and other designated non-US forces, foreign nationals, and their property. When hostile intent is present, 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. A determination that hostile intent exists and requires the use of proportional force in self-defense must be based on evidence that an attack is imminent. Evidence necessary to determine hostile intent will vary depending on the state of international and regional political tension, military preparations, intelligence, and indications and warning information.
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In another corner two old bees are languidly fighting, or cleaning themselves, or feeding one another, without themselves knowing whether they do it with friendly or hostile intent.
Norman sent Red Shandy to the outer walls to learn the mission of the party, for visitors seldom came to this inaccessible and unhospitable fortress; and he well knew that no party of a dozen knights would venture with hostile intent within the clutches of his great band of villains.
Her view of the matter was that, though the inhabitants of the hives were familiar and friendly with her by this time and recognized that she came among them without hostile intent, it might well happen that among so many thousands there might be one slow-witted enough and obtuse enough not to have grasped this fact.
From the point of view of the American pilots, the Libyan pilots showed hostile intent by flying a vector toward the American Carrier Strike Group, constantly maneuvering to threaten the American interceptors, and ignoring the obvious warning signal of American fire control radar locked onto their aircraft.
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.
This analysis calls for a brief review of the historical support for and development of the inherent right to self-defense, the influence of the Bush Doctrine on the concept of imminence, and the codification of anticipatory self-defense in the SROE through the concept of hostile intent.
His vice-captain Michael Clarke has played beautifully with two centuries and a 93, Mitchell Johnson has recovered from an awful start to the series to bowl with hostile intent and the backup pace bowling was excellent in the fourth Test.
If a potential threat exists, escalation of force procedures should be initiated to determine hostile intent or action.
He stressed that Sudan has no aggressive or hostile intent towards any of its neighbors, Government of South Sudan (GoSS) or its governing party the Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM).
Bullying has a more hostile intent than teasing, and relies - more so in elementary and middle school - on intimidation of weaker children by stronger ones, with the aim to scare and control.
There has been no apparent hostile intent and other possibilities are: 1) Military reconnaissance; 2) Scientific; 3) Tourism," the document read.
Nuland, in a statement, said the United States doesn't have any hostile intent toward North Korea and is ready to take steps to improve bilateral ties.