- adj. engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
“China's state media are playing down the military threat posed by the country's new aircraft carrier, suggesting it may be 15 to 20 years before China has a combat-ready carrier.”
“The Marine Corps, for example, is deploying Marine-tested, combat-ready renewable energy technologies in Afghanistan resulting in two patrol bases being operated entirely on renewable energy.”
“The armored 39-ton fighting vehicle, which would be operated by a three-person crew and can carry 17 combat-ready Marines, is intended to travel at 20 knots from 25 miles out at sea to the shore and at up to 45 mph on land.”
“When all the gunslinging knuckledraggers are walking the streets with their assault rifles in combat-ready positions, itching to “Kill a Democrat for Jesus”??”
“It suddenly struck home: Of the more than three hundred war cabayos that landed at Uzita, only eighty remained combat-ready for the vanguard?”
“Mr. Panetta said the U.S. would remain "combat-ready" after the shift to a train-and-assist mission in 2013 but would mainly provide support to Afghan units.”
“A cornerstone of that effort was the creation of special combat-ready units staffed entirely by professional soldiers, not conscripts.”
“Poor soldier against progressives, he thinks just because carried a GOP-provided teabagger sign at the combat-ready position, that makes him a real soldier.”
“Throughout Valencia, Mission and 16th street, over 850 writers were standing combat-ready in restaurants, clubs, coffee bars, shops and pubs.”
“By also committing to boost combat-ready special forces, officials here are seeking to reassure the Pentagon that Britain will still retain its global role as deputy to Washington's sheriff.”
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