military action


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Noun1.military action - a military engagementmilitary action - a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"
amphibious landing - a military action of coordinated land, sea, and air forces organized for an invasion; "MacArthur staged a massive amphibious landing behind enemy lines"
battle, engagement, fight, conflict - a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
blockade, encirclement - a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
defense, defensive measure, defence - (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
electronic warfare, EW - military action involving the use of electromagnetic energy to determine or exploit or reduce or prevent hostile use of the electromagnetic spectrum
police action - a local military action without declaration of war; against violators of international peace and order
resistance - the military action of resisting the enemy's advance; "the enemy offered little resistance"
saber rattling, sabre rattling - the ostentatious display of military power (with the implied threat that it might be used)
sortie, sally - a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
group action - action taken by a group of people
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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It is welcome that at least some US officials have attempted to downplay or deny the possibility of unilateral military action inside Pakistan.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev admitted that Pyongyang's behavior has put Russia at risk, but noted that Russia will not allow military action against North Korea.
favors military action against North Korea if peaceful means don't resolve things, a shift from 2003.
Despite President Donald Trump continuously threatening North Korea with military actions, a recent poll suggested most Americans were against such threats now, but would approve military action in future if diplomacy failed to curb Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
THE legal and political issues generated by military action in Iraq between 2003 and 2011 are to be discussed at a conference hosted by Northumbria University.
DAVID Cameron's hopes of building a consensus behind military action against Islamic State (IS) in Syria suffered a blow after the Foreign Affairs Committee said the Prime Minister had failed to justify air strikes.
DAVID CAMERON'S hopes of building a consensus behind military action against Islamic State (IS) suffered a blow after the Foreign Affairs Committee said the Prime Minister had failed to justify air strikes.
DAVID Cameron is to start the countdown to UK military action in Syria by telling Cabinet colleagues he is recommending a House of Commons vote tomorrow on air strikes against the Islamic State terror group.
The Defense Ministry's Department of Public Relations called on all citizens and expatriates to heed the request, affirming that anyone spreading rumors or unofficial news regarding any military action in the country or the region will have to face the law.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- The United States is coordinating closely with Saudi Arabia and regional allies in the military action against Houthi rebels in Yemen, including providing intelligence and logistical support, the White House said, Al Arabia reported.
In response to the deteriorating security situation, Saudi Arabia, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members, and others will undertake military action to defend Saudi Arabia's border and to protect Yemen's legitimate government.
While it officially remains the case that a decision to use military action lies with the Government rather than Parliament, Tony Blair's decision to seek Parliamentary approval for the invasion of Iraq raised expectations that future governments would also consult MPs before launching military action.

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