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|Noun||1.||military force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"|
trip wire - a small military force that serves as a first line of defense; if they become engaged in hostilities it will trigger the intervention of stronger military forces
social unit, unit - an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit"
command - a military unit or region under the control of a single officer
enemy - an opposing military force; "the enemy attacked at dawn"
task force - a temporary military unit formed to accomplish a particular objective
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
naval unit - a military unit that is part of a navy
air unit - a military unit that is part of the airforce
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
mujahadeen, mujahadein, mujahadin, mujahedeen, mujahedin, mujahideen, mujahidin - a military force of Muslim guerilla warriors engaged in a jihad; "some call the mujahidin international warriors but others just call them terrorists"
guard - a military unit serving to protect some place or person
legion - a large military unit; "the French Foreign Legion"
echelon - a body of troops arranged in a line
phalanx - a body of troops in close array
Republican Guard - formerly Iraq's elite military unit whose primary role was to protect the government in Baghdad
Haganah - the clandestine military wing of the Jewish leadership during the British rule over the mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948; became the basis for the Israeli defense force
commando - an amphibious military unit trained for raids into enemy territory
contingent, detail - a temporary military unit; "the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent"
headquarters - (plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff
spearhead - the leading military unit in an attack