weapons hold

Related to weapons hold: weapons free, weapons tight

weapons hold

In air defense, a weapon control order imposing a status whereby weapons systems may only be fired in self-defense or in response to a formal order. See also weapons free; weapons tight.
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It seems to sum up everything this votive, compelling, cautionary work attempts to convey about the suffering nuclear weapons hold in store for humanity: "U.S.
I beg him to encounter this human legacy and confirm with his own eyes what nuclear weapons hold in store for us all.
He was serving in Afghan-istan when he spotted a weapons hold, forced his way in, arrested nine hostile soldiers and seized guns, mortars and ammunition.
Bush to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki and ''confirm with his own eyes what nuclear weapons hold in store for us all.''
A lack of concrete information out of the notoriously secretive country makes it hard to ascertain with complete certainty just what its stockpile of nuclear weapons holds.  In 2017 alone, North Korea fired 22 missiles during 15 separate tests.
(2002) THE ROCK (Sky Movies Action/Thriller, 12.40am) A renegade general armed with chemical weapons holds San Francisco to ransom from a stronghold on Alcatraz, so an FBI agent is forced to enlist the aid of a veteran criminal who is also the only man to have ever escaped from the infamous prison.
Cage stars as an FBI chemical weapons expert who is forced to enlist the aid of a veteran criminal (Connery) when a renegade general armed with chemical weapons holds San Francisco to ransom from a stronghold on Alcatraz.
The breakthrough on IRA weapons holds the key to the return of devolved government in Northern Ireland.
In the end, the battle to persuade the World Court to consider the legality of nuclear weapons holds considerable import for the post-cold war configuration of power.
(1987) The Rock (Sky Movies Action/Thriller, 11.35pm) A renegade general armed with chemical weapons holds San Francisco to ransom from a stronghold on Alcatraz, so an FBI agent is forced to enlist the aid of a veteran criminal who is also the only man to have ever escaped from the infamous prison.

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