A military is an organization authorized by its greater society to use lethal force, usually including use of weapons, in defending its country by combating actual or perceived threats. The military may have additional functions of use to its greater society, such as advancing a political agenda e.g. military junta, supporting or promoting economic expansion through imperialism, and as a form of internal social control. As an adjective the term "military" is also used to refer to any property or aspect of a military. Militaries often function as societies within societies, by having their own military communities.
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... In addition, there are 300,000 former service personnel who have had military service in the last 15 years ... numerous contracts to strengthen its armed forces and to train its military with Turkey's assistance ... Over the last 15 years, Azerbaijan has been preparing its military for possible action against Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh ...
... The OSCE takes a comprehensive approach to the politico-military dimension of security, which includes a number of commitments by participating States and mechanisms ... The organization also seeks to enhance military security by promoting greater openness, transparency and co-operation ...
... In December 2009 an agreement on military assistance was signed by Turkey and Azerbaijan ... supplying Azerbaijan with weapons, military equipment and, if necessary, soldiers in case war with Armenia over Karabakh resumes ... Azerbaijan with infantry weapons, tactical vehicles (jeeps, trucks, etc.) professional training, military organization, technology transfer, licenced military hardware production and other services ...
... People's Liberation Army, one of the three group armies that comprise the Nanjing Military Region responsible for the defense of China's eastern coast and possible military ...
... page LCD monitors have been adopted by the United States military, instead of CRT displays, because they are smaller, lighter and more efficient, although monochrome plasma displays are ... military LCD monitor must be compliant with MIL-STD-3009 (formerly MIL-L-85762A) ...
More definitions of "military":
- (noun): The military forces of a nation.
Example: "Their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Synonyms: armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
- (adj): Associated with or performed by armed services as contrasted with civilians.
Example: "Military police"
- (adj): Of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare.
Example: "Military law"
Famous quotes containing the word military:
“Were in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.”
—Ronald Reagan (b. 1911)
“I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.”
—Václav Havel (b. 1936)
“There are many examples of women that have excelled in learning, and even in war, but this is no reason we should bring em all up to Latin and Greek or else military discipline, instead of needle-work and housewifry.”
—Bernard Mandeville (16701733)