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- n. all military units operating on the ground, including tanks, soldiers, artillery e.t.c.
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- n. a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
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He came armed with some “sweeteners,” including larger budgets and an expansion of the Army and Marine Corps, and he brushed aside concerns advanced by some of the chiefs about the Iraq War’s strain on the ground forces and the depletion of America’s strategic reserve.
The German ground forces had dubbed the cannon-armed Stukas the "artillery of the air."
The ground forces at Tora Bora were overwhelmingly provided by a motley crew of Afghan commanders: Haji Zaman Gamsharik, an Afghan who had been living in exile in the comfortable environs of Dijon, France, before he returned to Afghanistan as the Taliban fell; Hazarat Ali, a nose-picking, semi-literate from a local tribe who spoke the obscure Pashai language; and Hajji Zahir, the twenty-seven-year-old son of a Jalalabad warlord.