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- n.pl. The military forces of a country. Also called armed services.
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- n. The military forces of a nation, such as the army, navy, air force, marines and, sometimes, coast or border guards.
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- n. the military forces of a nation
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Within eighteen months of arriving at Defense, he had two wars on his hands Panama and the Gulf, even while facing the reality of having to adaptand downsizethe armed forces to the new, postCold War world.
That same evening, 22 June 1940, a cease-fire was signed in the forest of Compiègne, and at 0135 on 25 June the following signal was sent to all German armed forces from the Channel coast to Switzerland: "Stand down!"
(While commanding this corps, in the meantime promoted to the rank of General der Panzertruppe, he became the 280th member of the German armed forces to receive the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross.)
Besides his two small brigades of infantry, he had the corps of cadets of the Virginia Military Institute and two badly mounted and poorly armed forces of cavalry, under John McCausland and John Imboden.
The greatest irony of Kemalism is that Kemal himself argued passionately that the armed forces should never involve themselves in politics.
Admiral Kinney was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and of the National War College and had served after his retirement from the armed forces as professor of law and policy science at the State University of New York Fort Schuyler.
"A revolutionary council of the armed forces has been established, and our watan will now be known as the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan," Abdul Qader said.
The rebirth of the German Wehrmacht (all the armed forces of the State) really took place before Hitler came to power, the chief planners being General von Seeckt and later Field - Marshal Wernher von Blomberg.
Steve Jordan had been sent by Army Intelligence to find out why members of the Solterran armed forces were being turned into cowards, and for his sins David Ward had been instructed to follow and report, when Jordan had vanished.
From then on, managing relations with French diplomats and armed forces would be a primary project of the Office of Finance.