act of war


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act of war

n
(Military) an aggressive act, usually employing military force, which constitutes an immediate threat to peace
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A blockade by the United States would be considered an act of war, the news agency said.
Hezbollah called the move an act of war engineered by Saudi authorities, an accusation they denied.
It was act of war so support them THE report by Andy Richards on the Birmingham pub bombings once again shows the indifference of officialdom to the man and woman in the street.
ISLAMABAD -- Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan on Tuesday said any unilateral revocation of the Indus Water Treaty by India would be considered an act of war.
Summary: An act of war, or a crime against humanity?
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has also decided to waive its act of war clause for health, travel, personal accident and life policies bought by those on board flight MH17 in Malaysia, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
We want to show Iran" that closing the Strait or any action similar act, Romney said, "will be considered an act of war, an act of terror and America is going to keep the sea lanes open.
He said more sanctions were an act of war and not the right way to treat Iran.
Vice-Admiral Kevin Cosgriff says any Iranian attempt to blockade the Strait of Hormuz would be an act of war.
Eve of Destruction: The Coming Age of Preventative War" looks at that concept and asks why is an act of war preventive to an act of war?
When the dictators are ready to make war upon us, they will not wait for an act of war on our part.
At the same time, disseminating such images as an act of war criticism is reductionist and prone to backfire, because such an act seeks to impose a single political meaning--often involving victimhood or exploitation--on images whose meaning is fluid.