What is defence?

Some articles on defence:

Defence Intelligence - Organisation
... Defence Intelligence is headed by the Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI) who is a serving three-star military officer and who, as the MOD's 'intelligence process ... The civilian Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence (DCDI) is responsible for Defence Intelligence analysis and production, the military Assistant Chief of the ...
Organisation - Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence (DCDI)
... DCDI manages the analysis and production directorates of Defence Intelligence (known as the Defence Intelligence Analytical Staff or DIAS) ...
Ugo Ehiogu - Club Career - Middlesbrough
... Whilst at Middlesbrough, Ehiogu quickly became a mainstay in the central defence since joining the club and rejoining his former team mate Gareth ... usually alongside Matt Heath in central defence ...
Defence Intelligence
... Defence Intelligence is a key member of the United Kingdom Intelligence Community, but differs from the agencies (SIS, GCHQ, and the Security Service) in that it is not a stand-alone ... employs a mixture of civilian and military staff and is funded within the Defence budget ... Like the rest of the MOD Defence Intelligence was subject to the 2008 'Streamlining' initiative in which 20-25 percent of Central London staff were cut ...
1982 Invasion Of The Falkland Islands - Defence - Forces Involved
... Their numbers were reinforced by at least 25 Falkland Islands Defence Force (FIDF) members ... Graham Bound, an islander who lived through the Argentine occupation, reports in his book Falkland Islanders At War that the higher figure of approximately 40 (both serving and past) members of the FIDF reported for duty at their Drill Hall ...

More definitions of "defence":

  • (noun): Protection from harm.
    Synonyms: defense
  • (noun): (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring.
    Synonyms: defense, defending team
  • (noun): Military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies.
    Synonyms: defense, defensive measure
  • (noun): A defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him.
    Synonyms: defense, denial, demurrer
  • (noun): The speech act of answering an attack on your assertions.
    Synonyms: refutation, defense

Famous quotes containing the word defence:

    Behold now this vast city; a city of refuge, the mansion house of liberty, encompassed and surrounded with his protection; the shop of war hath not there more anvils and hammers waking, to fashion out the plates and instruments of armed justice in defence of beleaguered truth, than there be pens and hands there, sitting by their studious lamps, musing, searching, revolving new notions.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    Education must have two foundations—morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defence for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.
    —S├ębastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741–1794)

    Mankind have such a deep stake in inward illumination, that there is much to be said by the hermit or monk in defence of his life of thought and prayer.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)