military leader


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Noun1.military leader - a leader of military forcesmilitary leader - a leader of military forces    
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"
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
warlord - supreme military leader exercising civil power in a region especially one accountable to nobody when the central government is weak
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At about this period Mr Boffin had become profoundly interested in the fortunes of a great military leader known to him as Bully Sawyers, but perhaps better known to fame and easier of identification by the classical student, under the less Britannic name of Belisarius.
The imbecility of her military leaders abroad, and the fatal want of energy in her councils at home, had lowered the character of Great Britain from the proud elevation on which it had been placed by the talents and enterprise of her former warriors and statesmen.
Among them Mehevi moved with an easy air of superiority which was not to be mistaken; and he whom I had only looked at as the hospitable host of the Ti, and one of the military leaders of the tribe, now assumed in my eyes the dignity of royal station.
The Sudanese military leader also met with Egyptian Army Chief-of-Staff Mohamed Farid.
He particularly asked for books on or by men like Fidel Castro and the great Argentinian revolutionary and military leader Che Guevara.
Eliot Cohen argues that, in practice for democracies, there is subjective control of the military aligned with the principle of civilian control--what he calls "an unequal dialogue" between the head of state and the most senior uniformed military leader. (16) Peter
If, during the dialogue, the military leader assesses the ends of policy are not achievable with the resources provided, including time, then he or she is obligated to provide updated military advice.
"His elevation to this position also hold itself to the fact that we needed a military leader who could give candid and sincere advice to enable us to tackle threats from terrorism and other external sources," he said.
This perspective on the military leader's expert knowledge does not suggest that military leaders are always right and civilian leaders are always wrong in matters of war; rather, it suggests that close and continuous dialogue between military and civilian leaders is required to ensure strategic success.
All the leaders were male because we could not approach any female military leader except the doctors who were not appropriate for this study due to their nature of job consequently no female leader was selected from business world also for similarity.
ISLAMABAD (TAP) - Pakistan's government is asking the Supreme Court to try the former military leader Pervez Musharraf on treason charges.
Reuters A court in Benghazi has authorised the questioning of the National Transitional Council, NTC, ex interim president Mustafa Abdul-Jalil over the circumstances of the death of general Abdel Fattah Younes, the military leader of Libyan anti-Gaddafi insurgents, who was killed in a mysterious attack in July last year.