war machine


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Noun1.war machine - the military forces of a nationwar 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"
absence without leave, unauthorized absence - unauthorized military absence
pullback - (military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops); "the pullback is expected to be over 25,000 troops"
retreat - (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat; "the disorderly retreat of French troops"
standdown, stand-down - (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
fallback, pullout, disengagement - to break off a military action with an enemy
amphibious landing - a military action of coordinated land, sea, and air forces organized for an invasion; "MacArthur staged a massive amphibious landing behind enemy lines"
gun - the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies; "two runners started before the gun"; "a twenty gun salute"
deactivation, inactivation - breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
countermarch - (military) a march in the reverse direction or back along the same route
fly-by, flypast, flyover - a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground
sortie - (military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)
troop movement - movement of military units to a new location
war game - a simulation of a military operation intended to train military commanders or to demonstrate a situation or to test a proposed strategy
militainment - entertainment with military themes in which the Department of Defense is celebrated
demonstration - a show of military force or preparedness; "he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations"
national service - compulsory service in the military during peacetime
fatigue duty, fatigue - labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on); "the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson"; "they were assigned to kitchen fatigues"
air cover - the use of military aircraft to provide protection against attack by enemy aircraft during ground or naval operations
military censorship - all types of censorship conducted by personnel of the armed forces
umbrella - a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets; "an air umbrella over England"
logistic assessment - a judgment of the logistic support required for some particular military operation
drill - (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms
manual of arms, manual - (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
military training - training soldiers in military procedures
basic training - the initial period of training for new military personnel; involves intense physical activity and behavioral discipline
military drill - training in marching and the use of weapons
close-order drill - (military) military drill of troops in standard marching (shoulder-to-shoulder)
square-bashing - drill on a barracks square
military action, action - a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"
battle, engagement, fight, conflict - a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
blockade, encirclement - a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
defense, defensive measure, defence - (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
electronic warfare, EW - military action involving the use of electromagnetic energy to determine or exploit or reduce or prevent hostile use of the electromagnetic spectrum
military operation, operation - activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force"
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
police action - a local military action without declaration of war; against violators of international peace and order
resistance - the military action of resisting the enemy's advance; "the enemy offered little resistance"
maneuver, simulated military operation, manoeuvre - a military training exercise
armed combat, combat - an engagement fought between two military forces
military campaign, campaign - several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
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But the idea of a war machine fell before the declaration of Governments.
And that was only the beginning of a succession of strange phenomena in the heavens--cylinders, cones, pear-shaped monsters, even at last a thing of aluminium that glittered wonderfully, and that Grubb, through some confusion of ideas about armour plates, was inclined to consider a war machine.
The bed of the former torrent was choked with the bodies of horses and splintered parts of war machines.
In 2008, he legally changed his name to War Machine, and alongside fighting he had clothing deals, as well as making a name for himself in the porn industry, appearing in 12 X-rated films.
My point is the question to be asked isn't so much about the political underpinnings of war but the seemingly unchecked power of the war machine itself.
After a two-week trial that concluded in March, War Machine was found guilty of 29 out of 34 possible charges for kidnapping, beating, and sexually assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend Christy Mack - whose real name is Christine Mackinday - and for beating Corey Thomas, an internet mogul.
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War Machine is a film that has a confused identity.
To fill this gap, Barrett Tillman has written Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler's War Machine.
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So please, Mr Jones, take off your rose tinted glasses and see the Nato war machine for what it really is.