theater of war


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theater of war

Defined by the National Command Authorities or the geographic combatant commander, the area of air, land, and water that is, or may become, directly involved in the conduct of the war. A theater of war does not normally encompass the geographic combatant commander's entire area of responsibility and may contain more than one theater of operations. See also area of responsibility; theater of operations.
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Noun1.theater of war - the entire land, sea, and air area that may become or is directly involved in war operations
field of operations, theater of operations, theatre of operations, theatre, theater, field - a region in which active military operations are in progress; "the army was in the field awaiting action"; "he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"
zone of interior - the part of the theater of war not included in the theater of operations
region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
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No country is so wild and difficult but men will make it a theater of war; concealed in the forest at the bottom of that military rat-trap, in which half a hundred men in possession of the exits might have starved an army to submission, lay five regiments of Federal infantry.
This event had hastened the resolutions of the cardinal; and till the king and he could take the command of the siege of La Rochelle, which was determined, he had sent Monsieur to direct the first operations, and had ordered all the troops he could dispose of to march toward the theater of war. It was of this detachment, sent as a vanguard, that our friend D'Artagnan formed a part.
Doerries details various aspects of that story as well as the larger narrative of tragic theater's origin in two new books--a memoir, The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedy Can Teach Us Today, and a collection of translations, All That You've Seen Here is God: New Versions of Four Greek Tragedies.
The photographs in "Theater of War" combine Lhuisset's extensive knowledge of the history of war photography with a contemporary reflection on the changing nature of the intention of such images and their impact on the viewer.
Richard Lorber, whose Alive Mind banner is distributing "Theater of War," says legit documentaries tap into a market that soaks up advertising but can't always access the product--particularly audiences living outside New York.
The theater of war excuse for denying judicial review, the judge found, is unpersuasive when the government imports detainees from elsewhere.
Also, with so much information to cover in so little space, a chapter of less than fifty pages, the transitions from one theater of war to another can seem abrupt.
But what about empathy and mercy in the theater of war? Error: cannot compute.
One of the few National Commanders to visit an active theater of war, I was deeply impressed with the courage and spirit of the young men and women who are putting their lives on the line in a war against our enemies.
The second, a video of appropriated commercial and war footage mixed with Snyder's analytical sound track, explores the application of photojournalistic conventions in the theater of war. While the voice-over predicts ominously that the military will soon subsume journalistic functions, recording and editing its own images for direct mass consumption, the video shows a US soldier as the new cyberwarrior who, with digital video camera strapped to machine gun, even now battles on a territorial-informational field.
The July 25 New York Times reported that the administration's change of the marquis over the Middle Eastern theater of war was the result of several strategy meetings between President Bush and his national security advisers.
Many 91Es are deploying today in support of Iraqi Freedom and I think these kinds of activities can have a great impact on the performance of that soldier when he/she has to be in a combat zone treating patients, but at the same time being under the stress of being in a theater of war," said Army Specialist Marvin Nevarez.

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