military operation

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Noun1.military operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)military operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
combined operation - a military operation carried out cooperatively by two or more allied nations or a military operation carried out by coordination of sea, land, and air forces
maneuver, simulated military operation, manoeuvre - a military training exercise
military campaign, campaign - several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
naval campaign - an operation conducted primarily by naval forces in order to gain or extend or maintain control of the sea
military mission, mission - an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters; "the planes were on a bombing mission"
reinforcement, reenforcement, support - a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; "they called for artillery support"
attack, onrush, onset, onslaught - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
offence, offensive, offense - the action of attacking an enemy
peacekeeping, peacekeeping mission, peacekeeping operation - the activity of keeping the peace by military forces (especially when international military forces enforce a truce between hostile groups or nations)
amphibious operation - a military operation by both land and sea forces
information gathering - the act of collecting information
psychological operation, psyop - military actions designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and foreign governments
covert operation - an intelligence operation so planned as to permit plausible denial by the sponsor
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"
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The great Kansas Mutiny occurred at the very beginning of military operations against the Grangers.
He recalled that history recorded wars in which actual military operations had been carried on without cessation for five or six hundred years, and even now there were nations upon Barsoom with which Helium had made no peace within the history of man.
ANKARA (CyHAN)- Forty-nine rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) were killed in the military operations in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq on Saturday and Sunday, a Turkish military statement said.
Investigations with Khalid Al Shatti will be related to abusing the authority of the Emir, attacking Saudi Arabia and putting at risk relations between Kuwait and the Saudi kingdom following his tweets against the participation of Kuwait in the military operations to restore legitimacy in Yemen.
However we fully support military operation against the terrorists.
Out of seven tribal agencies that came under military operation, six have been cleared of all traces of terrorists and the last tribal agency was under active military operation, he added and expressed hope that the military would complete its operation soon.
He continued: "Algeria has rejected any military operation that could involve the targeting of civilians in the event of waging military strikes against jihadist Salafist groups in Libya" noting that any military action against civilians in Libya will affect the security and stability of Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt.
As was demanded, the major political parties of the country endorsed the military operation except JUI and JI.
He reaffirmed his commitment of not supporting military operation anywhere in the country including North Waziristan.
At a press briefing after the conference, British Foreign Secretary William Hague claimed the West-led coalition, which has conducted the military operation since March 19, has been "widened," saying Sweden had agreed to join the operation by supplying eight fighter jets to patrol the no-fly zone.
Meanwhile, the Canadian jets carried out their first missions in the Libya airspace in the framework of the military operation which were endorsed by the UN.
The C-141 aircraft has served in every military operation from Vietnam to Iraq, on scientific missions in the Antarctic and carrying supplies in humanitarian missions for 20 years, most recently, to those affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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