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military action

Definitions

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  • n. a military engagement

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Examples

  • In meetings with Pastrana I supported the idea of an ELN zone and urged military action against three well-known paramilitary bases in Middle Magdalena that the army had allowed to thrive on drug trafficking and anti-guerrilla activity.

    A Billion Lives

  • And while the aim would be to weaken Iraqi popular support for the current government, the directive explicitly ordered any military action to stop short of replacing the current leadership of Iraq unless Iraq used chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons, supported terrorist acts, or destroyed Kuwaits oil fields.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • U.S. military action in particular seemed entirely a matter of choice, not necessity-the product of our desire to slap down rogue states, perhaps; or a function of humanitarian calculations regarding the moral obligations we owed to Somalis, Haitians, Bosnians, or other unlucky souls.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • It suggested that the real goal of any military action would not just be to ensure Iraqs ouster from Kuwait and the restoration of Kuwaiti sovereignty, but the end of Saddams regime.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • The youth wing of Mr. Zuma's ruling African National Congress suggests South Africa was duped into supporting western military action in Libya.

    First Lady Heads To South Africa

  • The most remarkable spectacle was the emergence of the Kucinich Republicans, who voted for Ohio Democrat Dennis Kucinich's resolution that would stop U.S. military action in Libya within 15 days.

    The Kucinich Republicans

  • Obtaining global buy-in also allows the United States to carry a lighter load when military action is required and enhances the chances for success.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • I would also argue that we have the right to take unilateral military action to eliminate an imminent threat to our security-so long as an imminent threat is understood to be a nation, group, or individual that is actively preparing to strike U.S. targets (or allies with which the United States has mutual defense agreements), and has or will have the means to do so in the immediate future.

    The Audacity of Hope

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