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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"They believed that the moves are apparently a show of force against the combined military exercise between South Korea and the U.S.
Despite the show of force, there is still reason to doubt how far the traders can actually take their protest.
Romero and Garin's statements came after the House party-list coalition assembled in what could be a show of force that their 54-member alliance is 'a force to reckon with.'
Washington DC [USA], Oct 4 ( ANI ): Days after a United States Navy ship almost collided with a Chinese warship in the hotly-contested South China Sea, the US Navy's Pacific Fleet is proposing to unveil a global show of force as a stern warning to Beijing.
The Russian army has compared the show of force to the USSR's 1981 war games that saw between 100,000 and 150,000 Warsaw Pact soldiers take part in "Zapad-81" (West-81) -- the largest military exercises of the Soviet era.
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.
Coalition aircraft conducted a show of force and stopped the initial pro-regime advance toward the SDF-controlled town, the statement said.
ANTI.GOVERNMENT protesters filled the streets of Venezuela's capital and other major cities in a show of force against President Nicolas Maduro.
aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean was a show of force which in his view deepened a chill in ties between Moscow and Washington caused by Russia's actions in Ukraine and Syria.
A US Navy Trident nuclear missile submarine has arrived in the UK in a "show of force" to Russia's Vladimir Putin.
Summary: Future bloc MP Ahmad Fatfat Wednesday blasted Hezbollah's military show of force in Bek Valley towns, accusing state security forces of ignoring such a demonstration and demanding that the Army take measures.
MILITANTS have unleashed a wave of car bombings in Iraq, killing at least 34 people and wounding dozens more in a show of force meant to intimidate the majority Shiites as they marked a key holy day.