from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. general
- abbr. Bible Genesis
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- proper n. Abbreviation of General.
- proper n. Abbreviation of Genesis.
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"Rheostat" warfare is the term Gen. David Petraeus used in 2007, after the device that varies the strength of electrical currents.
The GIs understood their role: If the North Koreans ever came south again, they would be the tripwire Washington would need to intervene and send for help--"tripwire" being a term Gen. LaPorte rejected when I asked him to describe their role.
It is a heroic name, as heroic and American in its own way as the name of Gen. Omar Nelson Bradley or the name of Benjamin Franklin.
At an event with other members of the group Monday, he called Gen. Petraeus "a consummate warrior" and said he would stake his own life on the general's integrity.
President Bush told reporters yesterday that he called Gen. Musharraf and pressed him to push forward with the electoral process and to shed his military uniform.
The head of a rebel military delegation who goes by the nom de guerre Gen. Eugenio Manuvakola represented
He was referring to Gen. John Allen, the United States and NATO commander in Afghanistan, and to the NATO summit meeting in Lisbon last year at which Western leaders agreed on a transition of responsibility for security to Afghan forces by 2014.
_and who so very spunkily says that he called Gen. Dunning "a fool."
"I called Gen. Anupong, and I said 'Are you crazy?
"It was that or the Little Bighorn," said one experienced GOP aide, referring to Gen. George Custer's last stand.
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