- n. a unit that is part of some military service
“We pushed on; our columns straggled out behind us in a display that reminded me more of a prisoner coffle than a military force on the march.”
“But this time the onward march of events, of threat and counter-threat, had escalated unabated until, on the 15th of June, in response to unusually heavy and persuasive evidence of a build-up of Warsaw Pact military force in Eastern Europe (as well as increasing activity by Soviet forces almost everywhere they were to be found around the globe), the moment for NATO taking overt precautions could no longer be avoided.”
“It was represented to him that he had not the military force to carry out his new programme; Italy refused to desert Prussia or even to receive Venetia from the hands of France; Prince Napoleon warned his cousin against undoing the work of his lifetime.”
“Abdullah Azzam was opposed to the idea of a separate Arab military force because he envisioned Arabs seeded throughout all of the Afghan militias functioning as morale boosters who could simultaneously teach the Afghans about true Islam, aid them with education and medicine, and bring news of the Afghan jihad to wealthy donors in the Middle East.”
“One was an attempt to undermine Shultzs effort to search for a diplomatic breakthrough in Central America by ordering a show of military force off the coast in Nicaragua.”
“The Government passed the information on to the Governor-General of India, Lord Wellesley, who was already determined that, unless absolutely ordered so to do, he would not permit a French military force to land.”
“Finding my negroes insubordinate refusing to work and communicating with the Enemy, I applied to Genl Ripley -- then in command -- for a military force to [save property] and restrain the negroes.”
“But we've seen Mr Mugabe use both electoral rorts and military force before.”
“Indeed, the National Security Directive authorizing the use of military force was silent on the matter.”
“The Lincolnites had pretended to fear a violent outbreak, and Gen. Scott had made disposition of the imposing military force of his command in reference to the reported intended attack on the Capitol, but unnecessarily, as there was not the slightest demonstration of hostility.”
Diary of the War for Separation, a Daily Chronicle of the Principal Events and History of the Present Revolution, to Which is Added Notes and Descriptions of All the Great Battles, Including Walker's Narrative of the Battle of Shiloh
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