council of war

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council of war

n
1. (Military) an assembly of military leaders in wartime
2. an emergency meeting to formulate a plan
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In his marine capacity he is admiral-general, and superintends and directs every thing relative to naval forces and other naval affairs; presides in the admiralties in person or by proxy; appoints lieutenant-admirals and other officers; and establishes councils of war, whose sentences are not executed till he approves them.
She organized the Councils of War that decided on regime change in Iraq, the decade's top story.
frequently with them in councils of war and encouraged a free exchange
However promising its approach, Awaiting Armageddon leaves readers awaiting further elucidation as to how civilians, outside the councils of war and power, perceived the threat of annihilation made so palpable by those inside.
Finally, in August 1918, Zaharoff was allowed to offer a massive $25m - roughly equivalent to pounds 200m in today's money - in return for Turkey's withdrawal from the war, complete with an offer of an extra pounds 185,000 for covert information from Turkey's sensitive councils of war with Germany.