show of force


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show of force

An operation designed to demonstrate US resolve that involves increased visibility of US deployed forces in an attempt to defuse a specific situation that, if allowed to continue, may be detrimental to US interests or national objectives.
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We are open to all possibilities and will continue to keep a close watch on the upcoming show of force from the North," an official from the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday without elaborating further.
has in the past used overflights of the supersonic B1-B "Lancer" bomber as a show of force in response to North Korean missile or nuclear tests.
Witnesses said the group "Majlis Shura of Islamist Youth in Derna" staged a show of force on Friday, parading through the town armed to the teeth.
During the weekend, the task force gave a show of force including live ammunition to Vietnamese military and civilian officials.
At least 8,000 Islamists staged a massdemonstration in central Tunis on Sunday in the latest show of force to demandthe adoption of Islamic law in the north African country.
Summary: A US nuclear aircraft carrier is en route to South Korea to carry out scheduled war games in a show of force against North Korea.
In the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces staged a show of force northeast of the town of Khan Younis with guns blazing and began a search in the latest of almost daily incursions.
will conduct its joint naval exercise with South Korea next week, a month earlier than expected, officials here said Wednesday, deploying a nuclear carrier in a show of force in the Yellow Sea where they accuse North Korea of sinking a warship.
SOMALI pirates and their hostage American sea captain were adrift in a lifeboat off the Horn of Africa today, shadowed by a US destroyer with more warships on the way in a US show of force.
This is more of a show of force than facing the real issue of undocumented migration.
HUNDREDS of Special Constables were taking to the streets this weekend in a major show of force to mark the 175th anniversary of the organisation.
While the Army and Marines are keeping in close contact with convoy commanders, I can then coordinate with the Joint STARS Air Force assets on the aircraft to direct air support either as a show of force or to take out the enemy," he said.