theater of war


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theater of war

Defined by the National Command Authorities or the geographic combatant commander, the area of air, land, and water that is, or may become, directly involved in the conduct of the war. A theater of war does not normally encompass the geographic combatant commander's entire area of responsibility and may contain more than one theater of operations. See also area of responsibility; theater of operations.
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Noun1.theater of war - the entire land, sea, and air area that may become or is directly involved in war operations
field of operations, theater of operations, theatre of operations, theatre, theater, field - a region in which active military operations are in progress; "the army was in the field awaiting action"; "he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"
zone of interior - the part of the theater of war not included in the theater of operations
region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
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This event had hastened the resolutions of the cardinal; and till the king and he could take the command of the siege of La Rochelle, which was determined, he had sent Monsieur to direct the first operations, and had ordered all the troops he could dispose of to march toward the theater of war.
The author has organized the chapters that make up the main body of her text in three parts devoted to exile as ontological mutation, theater and performance about post-communist regions, the theater of war and genocide, and theater dystopias, and performance as memory keeper and promoter of peace.
Since its inception, Theater of War has delivered more than three hundred dramatic readings of Greek tragedies to military and civilian audiences.
The theater of war excuse for denying judicial review, the judge found, is unpersuasive when the government imports detainees from elsewhere.
Army, it tells of the European Theater of War during a harrowing era, including struggles through the Vosges Mountains, across the Rhine, into Germany, and returning home afterward to a nation at peace.
I had 22 months in the Pacific Theater of war before I was sent home and that was because Japan had finally surrendered and the war was over.
Code, requires the CJSC to ensure the readiness of combat support agencies to fulfill their responsibilities in a theater of war.
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119) In discussing shipboard theatricals, Russell makes interesting observations about homoeroticism, class and power, but then invokes potent, weighty meaning by elevating the customary gratuity a London theater manager gave to sailors who rowed him ashore into "an attempt to replace an economy of service and deference with the lateral relationships of a commercial transaction; it was a recognition of mutual powerlessness, of their bond as 'actors' in a theater of war.
Woodworth offers less a biography of Jefferson Davis than a study of why Confederate leadership proved wanting in the critical Western theater of war.
An unforgettable look inside the theater of war as told in the participants' own words, World War One: The People's Story is worthy of the highest recommendation for public and college library DVD shelves.

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