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Military strength   /mˈɪlətˌɛri strɛŋkθ/   Listen
Military strength

Capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war.  Synonyms: military capability, military posture, posture, strength.  "Politicians have neglected our military posture"

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"Military strength" Quotes from Famous Books

... have believed that the Russian Bolshevists would be able to infect Germany with their revolt, or who have believed that they by fine words could arouse the spirit of German revolt and separate the German people from the German Government—a thing which can only be done by the breakdown of Germany's military strength. ...
— Right Above Race • Otto Hermann Kahn

... captivity, that the future existence of the Hebrew people would depend, not upon their military strength, but upon their moral unity, and that this must be based upon the careful training of each child in the traditions of his fathers, the leaders of the people began the evolution of a religious school system to meet the national need. Realizing, too, that parents could ...

... government than those perpetrated by Turkish soldiers in our generation, and few signs of the low level of public feeling in Christendom are more impressive than the general indifference with which these massacres were contemplated in most countries. It was made evident that a Power which retains its military strength, and which is therefore sought as an ally and feared as an enemy, may do things with impunity, and even with very little censure, which in the case of a weak nation would produce a swift retribution. Among the minor episodes of nineteenth-century ...
— The Map of Life - Conduct and Character • William Edward Hartpole Lecky

... Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part by funds from the drug trade. Although the violence is deadly and large swaths of the countryside are under guerrilla influence, the movement lacks the military strength or popular support necessary to overthrow the government. While Bogota continues to try to negotiate a settlement, neighboring countries worry about the violence ...
— The 2001 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... Government of India, as it appeared to me that the destruction of the fortified palace in which the massacre had taken place, and which was the symbol of the power of the Afghans and their boasted military strength, would be a more fitting punishment for treachery and insult than any other we could inflict, and a more lasting memorial of our ability to avenge our countrymen than any we could raise. The tidings that their ...
— Forty-one years in India - From Subaltern To Commander-In-Chief • Frederick Sleigh Roberts

Words linked to "Military strength" :   war machine, sea power, military machine, military posture, armed services, capability, armed forces, military, firepower, capableness

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