saber rattling


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saber rattling

n.
1. A flamboyant display of military power.
2. A threat or implied threat to use military force.
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Noun1.saber rattling - the ostentatious display of military power (with the implied threat that it might be used)
military action, action - a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"
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But he must have realized that such saber rattling was only drawing a U.
North Korea's saber rattling is one of the top security concerns discussed at the 31st Asean Summit that was also attended by Abe, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump.
org/article/05e706bea1814cbd8d691ffe27da5a76/defense-secy-carter-says-russia-nuclear-saber-rattling) Moscow's nuclear saber rattling raises troubling questions about Russia's leaders' commitment to strategic stability, their respect for norms against the use of nuclear weapons and whether they respect the profound caution that nuclear-age leaders showed with regard to brandishing nuclear weapons," Carter said Tuesday.
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The latest saber rattling from Tehran comes as no surprise: Iranian leaders are well aware that despite repeated pledges from the current US administration and its Israeli allies to pursue the path of diplomacy in confronting.