military operation

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Noun1.military operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)military operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
combined operation - a military operation carried out cooperatively by two or more allied nations or a military operation carried out by coordination of sea, land, and air forces
maneuver, simulated military operation, manoeuvre - a military training exercise
military campaign, campaign - several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
naval campaign - an operation conducted primarily by naval forces in order to gain or extend or maintain control of the sea
military mission, mission - an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters; "the planes were on a bombing mission"
reinforcement, reenforcement, support - a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; "they called for artillery support"
attack, onrush, onset, onslaught - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
offence, offensive, offense - the action of attacking an enemy
peacekeeping, peacekeeping mission, peacekeeping operation - the activity of keeping the peace by military forces (especially when international military forces enforce a truce between hostile groups or nations)
amphibious operation - a military operation by both land and sea forces
information gathering - the act of collecting information
psychological operation, psyop - military actions designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and foreign governments
covert operation - an intelligence operation so planned as to permit plausible denial by the sponsor
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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The great Kansas Mutiny occurred at the very beginning of military operations against the Grangers.
He recalled that history recorded wars in which actual military operations had been carried on without cessation for five or six hundred years, and even now there were nations upon Barsoom with which Helium had made no peace within the history of man.
The BattleBots Tournament, where teams conduct the equivalent of their military operation, pits BattleBots in a head-to-head, single elimination tournament.
He also said that Ankara had an agreement with Russia regarding its military operation against a US-backed Kurdish militia.
In the meeting, COAS General Raheel apprised the CENTCOM officials over ongoing military operation ZarbeAzb against Taliban and the logistics needed for it in North Waziristan.
Shabbir Ahmad Dar said that the election drama being staged in territory was nothing more than a military operation in the presence of hundreds of thousands Indian army and police personnel, reported.
Addressing the party workers, JI Chief said that the military operation creates hatred among the civilians and army forces, adding that Pakistan is one of the countries which had experienced most of the military operations and its consequences.
Later, it will gradually be escalated to a full-scale military operation, which will be entirely different from one launched in South Waziristan and Swat," the Daily Times quoted sources, as saying.
Sa'ad Aziz Al Garawi, a top official in the Iraqi army told Gulf News: "At this time, the movement of the Iraqi army is to consolidate security surrounding the entrance and exits of Al Amara city prior to the beginning of a decisive military operation, which aims to destroy the net of Iranian weapons inside Iraqi cities with information that about more than 70 per cent of weapon smuggling is carried out from the Maysan province which is a border Iraqi city with Iran.
Neither the United States nor Canada has ruled out an expanded military operation in the future, although officials here said the airdrops could well be the extent of any mission.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish army is preparing to launch fresh military operations against the Kurdish forces in the city of Afrin in the Northern parts of Aleppo province, Turkish media reported.
Duran said the massive military operation also involved air and ground assets.

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