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Military action   /mˈɪlətˌɛri ˈækʃən/   Listen
Military action

A military engagement.  Synonym: action.

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"Military action" Quotes from Famous Books

... odds were not so favourable. But, as they could be decisively affected by military action, they naturally depended on Prevost, who, with his overwhelming army, could turn them whichever way he chose. It was true that Commodore Macdonough's American flotilla had more trained seamen than Captain Downie's corresponding British force, and that his crews ...
— The War With the United States - A Chronicle of 1812 - Volume 14 (of 32) in the series Chronicles of Canada • William Wood

... urgent an importance that the army will have to devote itself to assisting the fleet in its special task before it can act directly against the enemy's territory and land forces; on the other hand, it may be that the immediate duty of the fleet will be to forward military action ashore before it is free to devote itself whole-heartedly to the destruction of the enemy's fleets. The crude maxims as to primary objects which seem to have served well enough in continental warfare have never worked so clearly where the sea enters seriously into a war. In such cases it will ...
— Some Principles of Maritime Strategy • Julian Stafford Corbett

Words linked to "Military action" :   war, battle, defence, blockade, sortie, military machine, amphibious landing, engagement, sally, EW, electronic warfare, armed forces, police action, armed services, war machine, saber rattling, military, conflict, fight, resistance, defense, group action, warfare, defensive measure, action, sabre rattling, encirclement

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