hostile act


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hostile act

1. A hostile act is an attack or other use of force by any civilian, paramilitary, or military force or terrorist(s) (with or without national designation) against the United States, US forces and, in certain circumstances, US nationals, their property, US commercial assets, or other designated non-US forces, foreign nationals, and their property.
2. Force used directly to preclude or impede the mission and/or duties of US forces, including the recovery of US personnel and vital US Government property. When a hostile act is in progress the right exists to use proportional force, including armed force, in self-defense by all necessary means available to deter or neutralize the potential attacker or, if necessary, to destroy the threat.
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We cannot but remark that both in this affair and that of Pierre's Hole the affray commenced by a hostile act on the part of white men at the moment when the Indian warrior was extending the hand of amity.
Her action and noise he identified as unfriendly, and he became alert and watchful, prepared for whatever hostile act she might next commit.
Hunt, however, exerted his usual moderation and humanity, and ordered that they should be conveyed across the river in one of the boats, threatening them however, with certain death if again caught in any hostile act.
I hoped, desperately, that he might commit some hostile act, attempt to strike me or choke me; for in such way only I knew I could be stirred to shoot.
Henry de Montfort, with the fine chivalry that marked him, was the first to step forward with outstretched hand to thank Norman of Torn, and to ask his pardon for his rude words and hostile act.
10 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa received a cable of thanks from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud in reply to a cable condemning the hostile act perpetrated by the Houthi militias which launched a missile that targeted the City of Riyadh.
The ministry also denounced the hostile act targeting the pipeline in Buri village, some 15 km from Bahrain's capital Manama.
In his cable, King Abdullah stressed Jordan's solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in safeguarding its security and stability, as well as facing such a cowardly hostile act.
Al-Maliki said that this hostile act by the Houthi militias is the result of the continuous smuggling of arms and missiles from some regional parties supporting them, in order to threaten the security of Saudi Arabia, the regional and international security.
The public prosecutors accused him of conducting a hostile act, which might undermine ties between the UAE and Britain.
Summary: He is accused of conducting a hostile act which may sabotage the ties between the UAE and Britain
When I was a child, I was told that I was from a Jewish background, but like many members of my generation growing up in the 1980s, we never practiced any religion; it was still considered a hostile act against Hungary's communist system.