military expedition


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Noun1.military expedition - a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign countrymilitary expedition - a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
military campaign, campaign - several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
Crusade - any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims
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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In the year 1690 he went on a military expedition against the French colonies in America, conquered the whole province of Acadia, and returned to Boston with a great deal of plunder."
The Doge himself and one of the Ten stood below; I could hear their voices and sufficient of their talk to know that this was the Secret Treasury of the Republic, full of the gifts of Doges and reserves of booty called the Tithe of Venice from the spoils of military expeditions. I was saved!
When King Arthur goes to France on a military expedition, Sir Mordred usurps the throne and attempts to marry Guinevere, his stepmother.
At the age of 27, Stanley secured a self-financed trial with the New York Herald to report on the British Abyssinia military expedition. There he scored a major scoop, sending the first news of Theodore's suicide and the expedition's success.
THE rescue of a team of six trapped British cavers last night turned into a diplomatic row after the Mexican President made a formal complaint about the military expedition.
Ames argues that despite heavy odds against success, Colbert's company and the military expedition that supported it faced a favorable moment for intervention: an overextended and costly Dutch colonial empire that alienated indigenous rulers at the same time that France threatened the Netherlands in Europe, a still struggling English East India Company, and a Portugal that was resentful of the Dutch, who had stripped them of much of their Asian empire.
THE rescue of a team of trapped British cavers last night turned into a diplomatic row after the Mexican President made a formal complaint about the UK military expedition.
He later returned in 1959 as part of a military expedition to clear up the debris left by the nuclear tests.
They also targeted domination of the eastern bloc, including Russia and China, by their military expedition into Afghanistan, said the president.
"By the sound of things, these Lions have been prepared like a military expedition to see off a bunch of troublesome Boers."
One was accused of running the government, another led a military expedition against the Huns and a third became supreme commander in Italy.
"What's the reason behind such a military expedition and fear of a demonstration?" Panahi asked.

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