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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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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.
Britain has called Iran's capture of the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday a "hostile act."
Manama, July 12 (BNA): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain strongly condemns the Iranian vessels' interception of British commercial oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz in a hostile act, reflecting Iran's determination to undermine peace and security and endanger maritime navigation.
Manama, Jul 12, 2019, SPA -- The Kingdom of Bahrain strongly condemned the Iranian vessels interception of a UK commercial oil tanker, in the Strait of Hormuz, in a hostile act, reflecting Iran's determination to undermine peace and security and endanger maritime navigation.
sanctions Wednesday, (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions/north-korea-says-us-extension-of-sanctions-a-hostile-act-kcna-idUSKCN1TR07G) calling them "a hostile act " and saying that the country won't surrender. 
But the local ruler, Rajah Sulayman, considered it a hostile act and called his warriors to battle, resulting in the defeat of Sulayman and burning of Maynilad.
Officials spent more than a minute at a courtside monitor before deeming his throw a "hostile act," warranting an ejection.
Professor Nano Ruzin in Sloboden pecat reminds that officially, Russian diplomacy, in addition to stressing "it is against the membership of the Republic of Macedonia in NATO" and that "if there are military conflicts with the Alliance, the Republic of Macedonia as a member will be considered an enemy country", did not manifest visible aggressiveness or hostile act. However, if we analyze the information of the relevant international security institutions, the hyper-production of false news on foreign social networks, or the views of leading Russian analysts from the pro-government media agency Sputnik, it can be concluded that there are significant impulses of interference in the outcome of the referendum on the Agreement of Prespa, writes Ruzin.