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  • noun Plural form of CINC.


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  • The plan's consolidation of disparate forces may also run afoul of the military's 10 "unified and specified commanders" -- otherwise known as CINCs, or commanders in chief -- who are the real warlords of the military.

    The Coming Cutbacks In Military Money

  • The commanders-in-chiefs, the regional commanders-in-chiefs, called the CINCs -- they took that mission and they said, you know, Let ` s-- let ` s take this seriously and find out in our region where we can engage people.

    The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America�s Military

  • We do have so-called CINCs managing different regions of the world.

    CNN Transcript Jan 27, 2002

  • The "CINCs," when they were called that, tended to become politicians, or perhaps even proconsuls in the best Roman tradition.

    Adm Blair, Obama's Intel Guy, Testimony on Taiwan

  • Since last year's dinner, there have been some changes in members of the commanders of the unified commands, the "CINCs", and with the military service chiefs.

    President And First Lady Host Leadership Of Armed Forces

  • At the very top are four stars and a post as one of the ten "CINCs" ” commanders in chief of one of the principal military commands, whether in the US or abroad.

    General Right

  • He, like his predecessors, believed that only CINCs could develop the kind of special relationships with senior leaders in Beijing in order to keep the peace.

    Adm Blair, Obama's Intel Guy, Testimony on Taiwan

  • Powell has acknowledged "drastic changes" are in store for the CINCs.

    The Coming Cutbacks In Military Money

  • NEWSWEEK has learned that one of the CINCs, Pacific commander Adm. Dennis Blair, has told colleagues that he is concerned about preparing "target folders" aimed at specific individuals.

    Evil In The Cross Hairs

  • Such tricky issues of American intrusion on national sovereignty are among the considerations weighing on America's regional military commanders, the CINCs who act as virtual viceroys in some parts of the world.

    Evil In The Cross Hairs


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