from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of invading, especially the entrance of an armed force into a territory to conquer.
- n. A large-scale onset of something injurious or harmful, such as a disease.
- n. An intrusion or encroachment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A military action consisting of armed forces of one geopolitical entity entering territory controlled by another such entity, generally with the objective of conquering territory or altering the established government.
- n. The entry of a large group into a new area.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.
- n. A warlike or hostile entrance into the possessions or domains of another; the incursion of an army for conquest or plunder.
- n. The incoming or first attack of anything hurtful or pernicious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of invading a country or territory as an enemy; hostile entrance or intrusion.
- n. Hence A harmful incursion of any kind; an onset or attack, as of disease.
- n. Infringement by intrusion; encroachment by entering into or taking away what belongs to another: as, an invasion of one's retirement or rights.
- n. In phytogeography, the phenomenon of the movement of plants from an area of one character into one of a different character, and their colonization in the latter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder
- n. any entry into an area not previously occupied
- n. (pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body
However, the real history is that al-Qaeda had no real foothold in Iraq until the U.S. invasion in 2003 – and that al-Qaeda's leadership saw its post-U. S.-invasion efforts there as a way to divert American forces so the terror group could rebuild its operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
SOITM believes that the Turkish possible interference against PKK in Iraq is intervention and not invasion, therefore, the term ´intervention´ is used instead of ´invasion´ in the SOITM presentation.
However, the real history is that al-Qaeda had no real foothold in Iraq until the U.S. invasion in 2003 â€ "and that al-Qaeda's leadership saw its post-U. S.-invasion efforts there as a way to divert American forces so the terror group could rebuild its operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Worse, the invasion is actually irrelevant, or worse, to accomplishing those objectives - it has to be a purely domestic politics, “looking tough” move.
Looking back at the riots in a 2008 interview, Rostenkowski defended the police action, and described what he called the invasion of Lincoln Park.
On the ground, the invasion is an actual Israeli violation to the five-month old truce.
With that UFO news down here in Texas recently, it could make one wonder whether the invasion is about to begin.
The second half and the invasion is action-packed, torn loyalties are inevitable and be prepared for a lot of action with Nagamitsu swords and honourable exits.
But the invasion is a separate issue from whether Bush lied or not.
No UN related argument for the invasion is acceptable.