state of readiness


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Related to state of readiness: in a state of flux

state of readiness

See: defense readiness condition; weapons readiness state.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Every town-gate and village taxing-house had its band of citizen- patriots, with their national muskets in a most explosive state of readiness, who stopped all comers and goers, cross-questioned them, inspected their papers, looked for their names in lists of their own, turned them back, or sent them on, or stopped them and laid them in hold, as their capricious judgment or fancy deemed best for the dawning Republic One and Indivisible, of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death.
My purpose, in short, is to have all things in an absolutely perfect state of readiness for Diana and Mary before next Thursday; and my ambition is to give them a beau-ideal of a welcome when they come."
New Delhi: In a joint briefing "after Pakistan attempted to hit Indian military installations" on Wednesday, the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force on Thursday said they were in a "heightened state of readiness" to respond to any provocation by Pakistan.
The statement added that the forces of the popular mobilization has consequently lifted the state of readiness and reinforced its deployment on the border strip in anticipation of any emergency./ End
The Israeli military's state of readiness has dramatically improved, but it has a lot more catching up to do.
"Government is aware of all developments that may impact procurement of defence equipment and it takes sovereign decision based on threat perception, operation and technological aspects to keep the Armed Forces in a state of readiness to meet the entire spectrum of security challenges," Bhamre underlined, when answering a question on the impact of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) on the deal.
According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, the command conference will be done 'to make sure that our state of readiness for 'Ompong' is at its highest level.'
Since he took office in June, the r ecently appointed Tawfik has praised the security system, the effectiveness of its performance, and what has been achieved throughout the past years, urging police troops to maintain a state of readiness to protect the country from the path experienced by several states in the region that suffered from terrorism.
"The effectiveness of our plans must be fully tested so we can establish our current state of readiness for such an outbreak," she said.
The COAS appreciated the state of readiness and high state of morale of the troops.
Rebutting the report, National Treasury head of communication Yolisa Tyantsi said a meeting or presentation with Eskom on March 28 "was not on the state of readiness to procure" more nuclear power.
The successful conduct of missile firing by Pakistan Navy is reflective of a high state of readiness and professionalism.

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