required military force

Related to required military force: Compulsory military service

required military force

The armed forces necessary to carry out a military mission over a specified period of time.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The problem is that even though the language of British policy and doctrine highlight the protection of the people from the insurgent, operational realities have required military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan to progressively rely on a suite of more coercive techniques, kinetic and nonkinetic, in their efforts to suppress local resistance and achieve strategic outcomes satisfactory to Western powers.
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