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Military machine   /mˈɪlətˌɛri məʃˈin/   Listen
Military machine

The military forces of a nation.  Synonyms: armed forces, armed services, military, war machine.  "The military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

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"Military machine" Quotes from Famous Books

... to show how the German people were in the grip of the Prussian military machine, of a reactionary bureaucracy, and of a Prussian feudal Junkerthum; how behind that military machine and that feudal Junkerthum there were even more formidable moral and spiritual forces at work; how the whole German nation were under the spell of a false political ...
— German Problems and Personalities • Charles Sarolea

... possessed it, nor the arming of the democratic party, such as Cinna though in a very inadequate fashion had attempted, was able to maintain a permanent superiority in the Roman commonwealth; the military machine fighting not for a party but for a general, the rude force of the condottieri—after having first appeared on the stage in the service of the restoration—soon showed itself absolutely superior to all political parties. Caesar could not but acquire a conviction of this amidst the ...
— The History of Rome (Volumes 1-5) • Theodor Mommsen

... the military service order and system are watchwords. The smooth running of the military machine depends ...
— Manual of Military Training - Second, Revised Edition • James A. Moss

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