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Ad hoc is a Latin phrase meaning "for this".
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Admiral is the rank, or part of the name of the ranks, of the highest naval officers.
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An admiral of the fleet or fleet admiral (sometimes also known as admiral of the navy or grand admiral) is a military naval officer of the highest rank.
The Admiralty was the organization responsible for the command of the Royal Navy in the Kingdom of England, and later in Great Britain, and until 1964 in the United Kingdom.
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An air army was a type of large military formation, comprising several corps or divisions, in the forces of the Soviet Union and the Japanese Empire before, during and after the Second World War.
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Air chief marshal (Air Chf Mshl or ACM) is a very senior air force rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force (RAF).
Air commodore (Air Cdre in the RAF and IAF; AIRCDRE in the RNZAF and RAAF; formerly A/C in the RCAF) is a one-star rank and the most junior of the air-officer ranks which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force.
Air Division may refer to.
An air force, also known in some countries as an air army, is in the broadest sense, the national military organization that primarily conducts aerial warfare.
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Air marshal (Air Mshl or AM) is a three-star air-officer rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force.
Air vice-marshal (AVM) is a two-star air-officer rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force.
The Airports Security Force (Pakistan) (ASF) is part of the Aviation Division (Pakistan) and is responsible for protecting the airports and the facilities and the planes (on-ground or in-air).
The armed forces of a country are its government-sponsored defense, fighting forces, and organizations.
An army (from Latin arma "arms, weapons" via Old French armée, "armed" (feminine)) is a fighting force that fights primarily on land.
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Army general is a title used in many countries to denote the rank of general nominally commanding an army in the field.
An army group is a military organization consisting of several field armies, which is self-sufficient for indefinite periods.
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Army Group Center (Heeresgruppe Mitte) was the name of two distinct German strategic army groups that fought on the Eastern Front in World War II.
The Army National Guard (ARNG), in conjunction with the Air National Guard, are the primary United States federal and state military reserve force.
In military organizations, an artillery battery is a unit of guns, mortars, rockets or missiles so grouped in order to facilitate better battlefield communication and command and control, as well as to provide dispersion for its constituent gunnery crews and their systems.
An Aviation Division (авиационная дивизия.) was a type of formation of the Military Air Forces of the Red Army during the Second World War, the Soviet Air Forces, Soviet Air Defence Forces (PVO) and Aviation of the Military Naval Fleet, and since 1991 remain major formations within the Military Air Forces of the Russian Federation.
A ballistic missile is a missile (rocket) that follows a ballistic trajectory with the objective of delivering one or more warheads to a predetermined target.
Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ,, lit. "The land of Bengal"), officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh (গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ), is a country in South Asia.
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The Bangladesh Army (BA, বাংলাদেশ সেনাবাহিনী, Bānglādēśh Sēnābāhinī) is the land forces branch and the largest of the three uniformed service of the Bangladesh Armed Forces.
The Bangladesh Coast Guard (বাংলাদেশ কোস্ট গার্ড) is the only maritime law enforcement force of Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh Navy (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ নৌবাহিনী; Bangladesh Nau Bāhinī) (reporting name:BN) is the Naval warfare branch of Bangladesh Armed Forces, responsible for Bangladesh's 118,813 sq kilometers (45,873 sq miles) of its maritime territorial area, and the defense of important harbors, military bases and economic zones.
A battalion is a military unit.
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The United States Battle Fleet or Battle Force was part of the organization of the United States Navy from 1922 to 1941.
A battlegroup (British/Commonwealth term), or task force (U.S. term) in modern military theory is the basic building block of an army's fighting force.
The Land Component (Landcomponent, Composante terre), formerly the Belgian Land Force, is the land-based branch of the Belgian Armed Forces.
The navy of Venezuela is officially called the Bolivarian Navy of Venezuela (Armada Bolivariana de Venezuela).
Border Guards Bangladesh or BGB (বর্ডার গার্ড বাংলাদেশ) (formerly known as the Bangladesh Rifles) is the oldest uniformed force in Bangladesh.
Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.
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The Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB') is the air branch of the Brazilian Armed Forces and one of the three national uniformed services.
The Brazilian Army (Exército Brasileiro) is the land arm of the Brazilian Armed Forces.
The Brazilian Navy (Portuguese: Marinha do Brasil) is the naval service branch of the Brazilian Armed Forces, responsible for conducting naval operations.
A brigade is a major tactical military formation that is typically composed of three to six battalions plus supporting elements.
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Brigade general is a rank used in many armies to denote the lowest rank of general, corresponding to command of a brigade.
Brigadier is a military rank, the seniority of which depends on the country.
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Brigadier general is a senior rank in the armed forces.
The British Army is the United Kingdom's principal land warfare force.
A business, also known as an enterprise or a firm, is an organization involved in the of goods, services, or both to consumers.
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A cabinet is a body of high-ranking state officials, typically consisting of the top leaders of the executive branch.
Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.
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The Canadian Army (French: Armée canadienne), formerly Land Force Command (LFC), is the army of Canada.
The capital ships of a navy are its most important warships; they generally possess the heaviest firepower and armor and are traditionally much larger than other naval vessels.
The army rank of captain (from the French capitaine) is a commissioned officer rank historically corresponding to the command of a company of soldiers.
Captain is the name most often given in English-speaking navies to the rank corresponding to command of the largest ships.
The Carabiniers of Chile, (Spanish: Carabineros de Chile) are the uniformed Chilean national police force and gendarmerie.
The Carabinieri (formally Arma dei carabinieri, "Arm of carabineers" or previously Corpo dei carabinieri, "Corps of carabiniers") is the national military police of Italy, policing both military and civilian populations.
A carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy.
Cavalry (from French cavalerie, cf. cheval 'horse') or horsemen were soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback.
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Chief Warrant Officer is a military rank used by the United States Armed Forces, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Israel Defense Forces, the South African National Defence Force, the Lebanese Armed Forces and, since 2012, the Singapore Armed Forces.
Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
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The Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile, FACh') is the air force of Chile, a branch of the Chilean military.
The Chilean Army (Ejército de Chile) is the land arm of the Military of Chile.
The Chilean Navy (Armada de Chile) is the naval force of Chile.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia.
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A coast guard or coastguard is a maritime security organization of a particular country.
The Coast Guard Command (Sahil Güvenlik Komutanlığı) is the coast guard branch of the Turkish Armed Forces.
Colonel (abbreviated Col., Col or COL and pronounced, similar to "kernel") is a senior military officer rank below the general officer ranks.
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Colonel general is a specific rank of the senior rank of general.
In the United States Army, the term combat support refers to units that provide fire support and operational assistance to combat elements.
A command in military terminology is an organisational unit for which the individual in Military command is responsible.
Older versions of U.S. Army FM 3-0 state: Command and control, or C2, in a military organization is the exercise of authority and direction by a properly designated commanding officer over assigned and attached forces in the accomplishment of the mission.
Commander is a naval officer rank.
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Commodore is a naval rank used in many navies that is superior to a navy captain, but below a rear admiral.
The Commonwealth of Nations, commonly known as the Commonwealth (formerly the British Commonwealth), is an intergovernmental organization of 53 member states that were mostly territories of the former British Empire.
A company is a military unit, typically consisting of 80–250 soldiers and usually commanded by a major.
Corporal is a military rank in use in some form by most militaries and by some police forces or other uniformed organizations.
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A corps ("core"; the plural is spelled the same as singular but pronounced "cores"; from French, from the Latin corpus "body") is an organized body of people.
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Corps general is a rank corresponding to the Commonwealth and US rank of lieutenant general.
A corvette is a small warship.
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Democracy, or democratic government, is "a system of government in which all the people of a state or polity...
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Destroyer escort (DE) was the United States Navy mid-20th century classification for a warship designed with endurance to escort mid-ocean convoys of merchant marine ships.
A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers.
Divisional general is a rank of general in command of a division.
The Eastern Front of World War II was a theatre of conflict between the European Axis powers and co-belligerent Finland against the Soviet Union, Poland and other allies, which encompassed Northern, Southern and Central and Eastern Europe from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945.
Egypt (مِصر, مَصر), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
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The Egyptian Air Defense Command or EADC (قوات الدفاع الجوي), is Egypt's military command responsible for air defense, part of the Military of Egypt.
The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) (القوات الجوية المصرية), is the aviation branch of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
The Egyptian Army is the largest service branch within the Egyptian Armed Forces, and is the largest army in both the Middle East and Africa.
The Egyptian Navy is the maritime branch of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
Ensign late 14c., via Scottish, from Old French enseigne (12c.) "mark, symbol, signal; flag, standard, pennant", from Latin insignia (plural) is a junior rank of a commissioned officer in the armed forces of some countries, normally in the infantry or navy.
On 1 April 2006 Expeditionary Air Wings (EAWs) were formed at nine of the RAF's Main Operating Bases.
The Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) is a United States Navy concept introduced in the early 1990s, based on the Naval Expeditionary Task Force.
A field army (or numbered army or simply army) is a military formation in many armed forces, composed of two or more corps and may be subordinate to an army group.
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Field marshal is a very senior military rank, ordinarily senior to the general officer ranks.
A fireteam is a small military sub-subunit of infantry designed to optimize bounding overwatch and fire and movement tactical doctrine within a hostile urban environment.
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A five-star rank is a very senior military rank, particularly the rank, first established in 1944, of a United States general or admiral whose insignia is five stars, and corresponding ranks in other countries.
A flight is a military unit in an air force, naval air service, or army air corps.
Flight lieutenant (Flt Lt in the RAF and IAF; FLTLT in the RAAF and RNZAF; formerly sometimes F/L in all services) is a junior commissioned air force rank which originated in the Royal Naval Air Service and continues to be used in the Royal Air Force and many other countries, especially in the Commonwealth.
A flotilla (from Spanish, meaning a small flota (fleet) of ships, and this from French flotte), or naval flotilla, is a formation of small warships that may be part of a larger fleet.
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Flotilla admiral is the lowest flag rank, a rank above captain, in the modern navies of Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Sweden.
Formations are those military organisations which are formed from different speciality Arms and Services troop units to create a balanced, combined combat force.
A four-star rank is the rank of any four-star officer described by the NATO OF-9 code.
A frigate is any of several types of warship, the term having been used for ships of various sizes and roles over the last few centuries.
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A front (фронт, front) is a military formation in some countries.
The Frontier Constabulary, FCm, is a Police force responsible for maintaining law and order in Pakistan and dealing with Situations out of the capabilities of Normal Police Force of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Frontier Corps (سرحد کور) (reporting name: FC), is a provincial auxiliary force part of the Paramilitary forces of Pakistan.
Wrong info! --> A gendarmerie or gendarmery is, in principle, a military force charged with police duties among civilian populations.
The Gendarmerie General Command (Jandarma Genel Komutanlığı) or Turkish Gendarmerie (Türk Jandarması) is a branch of the Turkish Armed Forces responsible for the maintenance of the public order in areas that fall outside the jurisdiction of police forces (generally in rural areas), as well as assuring internal security and general border control along with carrying out other specific duties assigned to it by certain laws and regulations.
A general officer is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations' air forces or marines.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe.
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The Gilgit Scouts was the name of a paramilitary force that was originally raised, under the name the "Gligit Levies", in 1889, by British Army Colonel Algernon Durand.
Grand admiral is a historic naval rank, generally being the highest such rank present in any particular country.
Greece (Ελλάδα), officially the Hellenic Republic (Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία) and known since ancient times as Hellas (Greek: Ελλάς), is a country located in southeastern Europe.
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A group is a military aviation unit, a component of military organization and a military formation.
Group captain (Gp Capt or Grp Cpt in the RAF, IAF and PAF, GPCAPT in the RNZAF and RAAF; formerly sometimes G/C in all services) is a senior commissioned rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force.
A gunboat is a naval watercraft designed for the express purpose of carrying one or more guns to bombard coastal targets, as opposed to those military craft designed for naval warfare, or for ferrying troops or supplies.
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Headquarters (HQ) denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are coordinated.
The Hellenic Air Force (HAF) (Πολεμική Αεροπορία, Polemikí Aeroporía, literally "Military Aviation") is the air force of Greece.
The Hellenic Army (Ελληνικός Στρατός, Ellinikós Stratós), formed in 1828, is the land force of Greece.
The Hellenic Navy (HN) (Πολεμικό Ναυτικό, Polemikó Naftikó, abbreviated ΠΝ) is the naval force of Greece, part of the Greek Armed Forces.
A hierarchy (from the Greek ἱεραρχία hierarchia, "rule of a high priest", from ἱεράρχης hierarkhes, "leader of sacred rites") is an arrangement of items (objects, names, values, categories, etc.) in which the items are represented as being "above," "below," or "at the same level as" one another.
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The Norwegian Home Guard (Heimevernet – "HV"), is a rapid mobilisation force in the Norwegian military.
The Hungarian Air Force (Magyar Légierő) is the air force branch of the Hungarian Defence Forces.
The Hungarian Ground Forces are one of the branches of the Hungarian armed forces.
Hungary (Magyarország) is a landlocked country in Central Europe.
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India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.
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The Indian Air Force (IAF; Devanāgarī: भारतीय वायु सेना, Bharatiya Vāyu Senā) is the air arm of the Indian armed forces.
The Indian Army (IA, Hindi: भारतीय थलसेना, Bhāratīya Thalsēnā) is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces.
The Indian Coast Guard (Hindi: भारतीय तटरक्षक, Bhāratīya Taṭarakṣaka) (ICG) protects India's maritime interests and enforces maritime law, with jurisdiction over the territorial waters of India, including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone.
The Indian Navy (IN; Hindi: भारतीय नौ सेना (Devanāgarī), Bhāratīya Nau Senā (Latin)) is the naval branch of the armed forces of India.
Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.
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The Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Udara, TNI–AU) is the air force branch of the Indonesian National Armed Forces.
The Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Darat, TNI–AD), the land component of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, has an estimated strength of 233,000 regular personnel.
The Indonesian National Police (Kepolisian Negara Republik Indonesia) is the official police force of Indonesia. It had formerly been a part of the Indonesian National Armed Forces. The police were formally separated from the military in April 1999, a process which was formally completed in July 2000. With 150,000 personnel, the police form a much smaller portion of the population than in most nations. The total number of national and local police in 2006 was approximate10personel or 1000000000000000000armed guards The strength of the Indonesian National Police stood at approximately 387,470 in 2011. The national police force was formally separated as a branch of the armed forces and placed under the Office of the President in 1999. It also includes 12,000 marine police and an estimated 40,000 People’s Security (KAMRA) trainees who serve as a police auxiliary and report for three weeks of basic training each year. The headquarters, known as Markas Besar/Mabes in Indonesian, is located in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.
The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut, TNI–AL) was founded on 10 September 1945.
An insurgency is a violent rebellion against a constituted authority (for example, an authority recognized as such by the United Nations) when those taking part in the rebellion are not recognized as belligerents.
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The Insurrection Act of 1807 is the set of laws that govern the ability of the President of the United States to deploy troops within the United States to put down lawlessness, insurrection and rebellion.
The Internal Troops, full name Internal Troops of the Ministry for Internal Affairs (MVD) (Внутренние войска Министерства внутренних дел, Vnutrenniye Voiska Ministerstva Vnutrennikh Del; abbreviated ВВ, VV); alternatively translated as "Interior (Troops or Forces)" is a paramilitary gendarmerie-like force in the now-defunct Soviet Union and in some of its successor countries, including in Russia, Ukraine (until 2014), Azerbaijan and Tajikistan.
The Italian Air Force (Italian: Aeronautica Militare; AM) is the aerial defence force of the Italian Republic.
The Italian Army (Italian: Esercito Italiano; EI) is the land defence force of the Italian Armed Forces of the Italian Republic.
The Italian Navy (Italian: Marina Militare; MM) is the maritime defence force of the Italian Republic.
Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.
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The, or JASDF, is the aviation branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces responsible for the defense of Japanese airspace and other aerospace operations.
The Joint Support Service (Streitkräftebasis, SKB) is a branch of the German Bundeswehr established in October 2000 as a result of major reforms of the Bundeswehr.
A Joint Task Force is a "joint" (multi-service) ad hoc military formation.
Joint warfare is a military doctrine which places priority on the integration of the various service branches of a state's armed forces into one unified command.
Junior officer, company officer or company grade officer refers to the lowest operational commissioned officer category of ranks in a military or paramilitary organization.
In military history and military slang, the German term Kampfgruppe (pl. Kampfgruppen; abbrev. KG, or KGr in Luftwaffe usage during World War II) can refer to a combat formation of any kind, but most usually to that employed by the German Wehrmacht and its allies during World War II and, to a lesser extent, in World War I. It also referred to bomber groups in Luftwaffe usage, which themselves consisted of three or four Staffeln (squadrons), and existed within Kampfgeschwader bomber wings of three or four Kampfgruppen per wing.
Lance corporal is a military rank, used by many armed forces worldwide, and also by some police forces and other uniformed organizations.
A law enforcement agency (LEA), in North American English, is a government agency responsible for the enforcement of the laws.
A lieutenant (abbreviated Lt., LT, LTA, Lieut. and LEUT.) is a junior commissioned officer in many nations' armed forces, fire service, or law enforcement.
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Lieutenant colonel is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies and most marine forces and some air forces of the world, typically ranking above a major and below a colonel.
Lieutenant general, lieutenant-general and similar (abbrev Lt Gen, LTG and similar) is a military rank (NATO code OF-8) used in many countries.
Major is a military rank of commissioned officer, with corresponding ranks existing in many military forces.
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Major-general (or major general) is a military rank used in many countries.
Marines, also known as a marine corps and naval infantry, are an infantry force that specializes in the support of naval and army operations on land and at sea, as well as the execution of their own.
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*For the other organisation previously known as the Maritime Security Agency see: Pakistan Coast Guard The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (Urdu: سمندری محفوظی ایجنسی; reporting name: PMSA) is a law enforcement service and the one of the six uniform service branch of the Paramilitary command of Pakistan.
Marshal of the Royal Air Force (MRAF) is the highest rank in the Royal Air Force.
Military administration identifies both the techniques and systems used by military departments, agencies, and Armed Services involved in the management of the armed forces.
Military branch (also service branch or armed service) is according to common standard the subdivision of the national armed forces of a sovereign nation or state.
Military capability is defined by the Australian Defence Force as "the ability to achieve a desired effect in a specific operating environment".
In Brazil, the Military Firefighters Corps (Port:Corpo de Bombeiros Militar) is a military organization with the mission of civil defense, firefighting, and search and rescue inside the States of the Federation.
Military Police (Polícia Militar,, also known as PM) are a type of preventive state police in every state of Brazil.
Military policy (also called defence policy or defense policy) is public policy dealing with international security and the military.
Military science is the study of military processes, institutions, and behavior, along with the study of warfare, and the theory and application of organized coercive force.
Military strategy is a set of ideas implemented by military organizations to pursue desired strategic goals.
In evolutionary biology, mimicry is a similarity of one species to another that protects one or both.
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A minesweeper is a small naval warship designed to engage in minesweeping.
A ministry is a specialized organization responsible for a sector of government public administration, sometimes led by a minister or a senior public servant, that can have responsibility for one or more departments, agencies, bureaus, commissions or other smaller executive, advisory, managerial or administrative organisations.
A Ministry of Defence (UK) or Defense (US), also known as a Department of Defence or Defense, is the common name for a part of the government found in states where the government is divided into ministries or departments, responsible for matters of defence.
National Command Authority (NCA) is a term used by the Department of Defense of the United States of America to refer to the ultimate lawful source of military orders.
The 185,000-member National Guard, is a paramilitary force comprising the Mujahid Force and the Janbaz Force, a locally recruited militia mainly charged with air defense, and two programs similar to the United States Reserve Officers Training Corps, the National Cadet Corps and the Women's Guard.
NATO Military Symbols for Land Based Systems was the NATO standard for military map marking symbols.
A fleet or naval fleet is a large formation of warships, and the largest formation in any navy.
A navy or maritime force is a fleet of waterborne military vessels (watercraft) and its associated naval aviation, both sea-based and land-based.
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The Netherlands (Nederland) is the main "constituent country" (land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
A non-commissioned officer (NCO), sometimes spelled noncommissioned officer and sometimes referred to colloquially as a non-com, called a sub-officer, in some countries, is a military officer who has not been given a commission.
Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk)), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus Jan Mayen and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
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Norway achieved full independence in 1905, and in the first century of its short life has contributed to three major conflicts, World War II, the Cold War and the War on Terror.
The Norwegian Cyber Defence Force (Cyberforsvaret) is a branch of the Norwegian Armed Forces responsible for military communications and defensive and offensive cyberwarfare in Norway.
A Numbered Air Force (NAF) is a type of organization in the United States Air Force that is subordinate to a Major Command (MAJCOM) and has assigned to it operational units such as wings, squadrons, and groups.
An officer of one-star rank is a senior commander in many of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO code of OF-6.
The Operational manoeuvre group (OMG) was a Soviet Army organisational maneuver warfare concept created during the early 1950s to replace the Cavalry mechanized group which performed the deep operations on the Eastern Front during the Second World War.
The Pakfront was a defensive military tactic developed by the German forces on the Eastern Front during the Second World War.
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Pakistan (or; پاكستان ALA-LC), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (اسلامی جمہوریۂ پاكستان ALA-LC), is a sovereign country in South Asia.
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The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) (پاک فِضائیہ—,, reporting name: PAF), is the aerial warfare branch of the Pakistan Armed Forces, primarily tasked with the aerial defence of Pakistan with a secondary role of providing air support to the Pakistan Army and the Pakistan Navy.
The Pakistan Army (پاک فوج Pak Fauj (IPA: pɑk fɒ~ɔd͡ʒ); Reporting name: PA) is the land-based service branch of the Pakistan Armed Forces.
The Pakistan Coast Guards (پاک ساحلی محافظ; reporting name: PCG) is a law enforcement organization and one of the six uniform services of the Paramilitary command functioning and operating under the civilian control of the Interior Ministry (MoI).
The Pakistan Navy ('''پاکستان بحریہ'''.; Pɑkistan Bahri'a) (reporting name: PN) is the naval warfare branch of Pakistan Armed Forces, responsible for Pakistan's of coastline along the Arabian Sea, and the defence of important civilian harbours and military bases.
The Pakistan Rangers (پاکستان رےنجروں) are a Pakistani paramilitary force, under the direct control of the Ministry of the Interior of the Government of Pakistan.
The Panzerkeil ("Armoured Wedge" or "Tank Wedge") was an offensive armoured tactic developed by German forces on the Eastern Front during World War II.
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A paramilitary is a semi-militarized force whose organizational structure, training, subculture, and (often) function are similar to those of a professional military, and which is not included as part of a state's formal armed forces.
The term "paramilitary forces" in India has not been defined in any acts or by authorities officially however they are conventionally used to refer to three forces i.e. Assam Rifles, Special Frontier Force and Indian Coast Guard Central Armed Police Forces were formerly referred as Paramilitary Forces however from March 2011, Ministry of Home Affairs adopted a uniform nomenclature of Central Armed Police Forces for five forces namely CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF, SSB to avoid confusion.
A patrol is commonly a group of personnel, such as law enforcement officers or military personnel, that are assigned to monitor a specific geographic area.
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A patrol boat is a relatively small naval vessel generally designed for coastal defense duties.
The Vietnam People's Army (VPA; Quân Đội Nhân Dân Việt Nam), also known as the Vietnamese People's Army and the People's Army of Vietnam, is the military forces of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the People's Liberation Army, the armed forces of the People's Republic of China.
The People's Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) is the land-based military service branch of the People's Liberation Army and it is the largest and oldest branch of the entire Chinese armed forces.
The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy or PLAN) is the naval warfare branch of the People's Liberation Army, the national armed forces of the People's Republic of China.
A platoon is a military unit typically composed of more than two squads/sections.
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Poland (Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north.
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The Polish Air Force (Siły Powietrzne, literally "Air Forces") is a military branch of the Polish Armed Forces.
The Land Forces (Wojska Lądowe) are a military branch of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland.
The Polish Navy (Marynarka Wojenna, "navy") is the military branch of the Polish Armed Forces responsible for naval operations.
Wojska Specjalne, WS (en. Special Troops) is the 4th military branch of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland formed in early 2007.
The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (original at) signed on June 18, 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes.
A private is a soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to NATO Rank Grades OR-1 to OR-3 depending on the force served in).
Public administration is the implementation of government policy and also an academic discipline that studies this implementation and prepares civil servants for working in the public service.
Rear admiral is a naval commissioned officer rank above that of a commodore and captain, and below that of a vice admiral.
The Workers' and Peasants' Red Army (Рабоче-крестьянская Красная армия; РККА, or Raboche-krest'yanskaya Krasnaya armiya: RKKA, frequently shortened in Russian to Красная aрмия; KA, in English: Red Army) was the army and the air force of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, and after 1922 the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
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A regiment is a title used by some military units.
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A Regimental Combat Team (RCT) was a provisional major infantry unit of the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War, and of the U.S. Marine Corps to the present day.
In geography, regions are areas broadly divided by physical characteristics (physical geography), human impact characteristics (human geography), and the interaction of humanity and the environment (environmental geography).
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The Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) is the aviation branch of the Republic of China Armed Forces.
The Republic of China Army (ROCA) is the largest branch of the Republic of China Armed Forces.
The Republic of China Marine Corps (Chinese Marine Corps) is the amphibious arm of the Republic of China Navy responsible for amphibious combat, counter-landing and reinforcement of the main island of Taiwan, remote islands, defense of ROCN facilities, and also functions as a rapid reaction force and a strategic reserve.
The Republic of China Military Police (ROCMP) is a military police body under the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China.
The Republic of China Navy (ROCN) is the maritime branch of the Republic of China Armed Forces.
A riverboat is a watercraft designed for inland navigation on lakes, rivers, and artificial waterways.
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The Roman army (Latin: exercitus Romanus, literally: Roman Army; Ancient Greek: στρατός/φοσσᾶτον Ῥωμαίων, transcription: stratos/fossaton Romaion) is a term encompassing the terrestrial armed forces deployed by the Roman Kingdom (to c. 500 BC), the Roman Republic (500–31 BC), the Roman Empire (31 BC – 395/476 AD) and its successor the East Roman or Byzantine Empire.
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The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
A Royal Air Force station is a permanent Royal Air Force operations location.
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) (French: Aviation royale canadienne, ARC), formerly, formally the Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM), is the air force of Canada.
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) (French: Marine royale canadienne), formerly Maritime Command (MARCOM), is the naval force of Canada.
The Koninklijke Marechaussee, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, abbreviated to KMar (English is Royal Marshals, but commonly seen as Royal Military Constabulary), is one of the four Services of the armed forces of the Netherlands.
The Corps of Royal Marines (RM) is the United Kingdom's amphibious light infantry force, forming part of the Naval Service, along with the Royal Navy.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's principal naval warfare force.
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The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) (Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), "Royal Air Force"), is the military aviation branch of the Netherlands Armed Forces.
The Royal Netherlands Army (Koninklijke Landmacht (KL), "Royal Army") is the land forces element of the military of the Netherlands.
The Royal Netherlands Navy (Koninklijke Marine, Royal Navy) is the navy of the Netherlands.
The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) (Luftforsvaret) is the air force of Norway.
The Royal Norwegian Navy (Norwegian: Sjøforsvaret, "the naval defence (forces)") is the branch of the Norwegian Armed Forces responsible for naval operations of the state of Norway.
The Royal Thai Air Force or RTAF (กองทัพอากาศไทย, RTGS: Kong Thab Akat Thai) is the air force of the Kingdom of Thailand.
The Royal Thai Army (RTA) (กองทัพบกไทย, "Thailand Army") is the army of Thailand responsible for protecting its sovereignty.
The Royal Thai Navy (กองทัพเรือ) is the navy of Thailand and part of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, it was established in the late 19th century.
Russia (Ru-Россия.ogg), also officially known as the Russian Federation (a), is a country in northern Eurasia.
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The Russian Aerospace Defence Forces (Voyska Vozdushno-Kosmicheskoy Oborony or VKO (ВКО) was the branch of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation responsible for air and missile defence, and the operation of Russian military satellites and the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. Formed on 1 December 2011, it replaced the Space Forces. The VKO was first commanded by former Space Forces commander Col Gen Oleg Ostapenko, who was promoted to Deputy Minister of Defence in November 2012. On 24 December 2012, Aleksandr Golovko was appointed the new commander. Although it is officially translated as aerospace in English, it covers both attacks from the air and from (outer) space, and some Russian writers translate it as "air and space" instead. In August 2015, the Russian Aerospace Forces was created, and includes both the Air Force, and the Aerospace Defence Forces, with HQ in Moscow, on the recommendations of the Defense Ministry. Its full name in Russian is the Vozdushno-Kosmicheskiye Sily VS RF (Воздушно-космические силы BC РФ, Aerospace Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation).
The Russian Aerospace Forces (r) is the aerial warfare service branch of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
The Russian Airborne Troops or VDV (from "Vozdushno-desantnye voyska", Russian: Воздушно-десантные войска, ВДВ; Air-landing Forces) is a military branch of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
The Ground Forces of the Russian Federation (r) are the land forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, formed from parts of the collapsing Soviet Army in 1992.
The Russian Navy (r, lit. Military-Maritime Fleet of the Russian Federation) is the naval arm of the Russian military.
The Second Artillery Corps (SAC) is the strategic missile forces of the People's Republic of China.
A section is a military sub-subunit in some armies.
Sergeant, sometimes serjeant, (normally abbreviated to Sgt) is a rank used in many armies, police forces, and other uniformed organizations.
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A ship's tender, usually referred to as a tender, is a boat, or a larger ship used to service or support other boats or ships, generally by transporting people and/or supplies to and from shore or another ship.
The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (SOED) is a scaled-down version of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost country in Africa.
The South African Air Force (SAAF) is the air force of South Africa, with headquarters in Pretoria.
The South African Army is the army of South Africa, first formed after the Union of South Africa was created in 1910.
The South African Military Health Service is the branch of the South African National Defence Force responsible for medical facilities and the training and deployment of all medical personnel within the force.
The South African Navy (SAN) is the navy of the South African National Defence Force.
The Soviet Air Forces (r, literally "Military Air Forces") was the official designation of one of the air forces of the Soviet Union.
Special forces and special operations forces are military units trained to perform unconventional missions.
In military terminology, a squad is a sub-subunit led by a non-commissioned officer that is subordinate to an infantry platoon.
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A squadron was historically a cavalry subunit, a company sized military formation.
A squadron in air force, army aviation, or naval aviation is mainly a unit comprising a number of military aircraft and their aircrews, usually of the same type, typically with 12 to 24 aircraft, sometimes divided into three or four flights, depending on aircraft type and air force.
A squadron, or naval squadron, is a significant group of warships which is nonetheless considered too small to be designated a fleet.
Squadron leader (Sqn Ldr in the RAF and IAF; SQNLDR in the RAAF and RNZAF; formerly sometimes S/L in all services) is a commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence.
A state is an organized political community living under a single system of government.
The Indian Strategic Forces Command (SFC), sometimes called Strategic Nuclear Command, forms part of India's Nuclear Command Authority (NCA).
The Strategic Missile Troops or Strategic Rocket Forces of the Russian Federation or RVSN RF are a military branch of the Russian Armed Forces that controls Russia's land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
Strategy (from Greek στρατηγία stratēgia, "art of troop leader; office of general, command, generalship") is a high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty.
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Sub-subunit or sub-sub-unit – Subordinated element below platoon level of company sized units or sub-units which normally might not be separately identified in authorization documents by name, number, or letter.
A table of organization and equipment (TOE or TO&E) is a document published by the U.S. Department of Defense which prescribes the organization, staffing, and equippage of units.
The term Tactical Air Force was used by the air forces of the British Commonwealth during the later stages of World War II, for formations of more than one fighter group.
A tactical formation (or order) is the arrangement or deployment of moving military forces such as infantry, cavalry, AFVs, military aircraft, or naval vessels.
Taiwan (see below), officially the Republic of China (ROC) is a sovereign state in East Asia.
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A task force (TF) is a unit or formation established to work on a single defined task or activity.
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In Ancient Roman warfare, the testudo or tortoise formation was a formation used commonly by the Roman Legions during battles, particularly sieges.
Thailand (or; ประเทศไทย), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (ราชอาณาจักรไทย), formerly known as Siam (สยาม), is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.
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In warfare, a theater is an area or place in which important military events occur or are progressing.
An officer of three-star rank is a very senior commander in many of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO code of OF-8.
A torpedo boat is a relatively small and fast naval ship designed to carry torpedoes into battle.
A troop is a military sub-subunit, originally a small formation of cavalry, subordinate to a squadron.
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Turkey (Türkiye), officially the Republic of Turkey (Turkish), is a parliamentary republic in Eurasia, largely located in Western Asia, with the smaller portion of Eastern Thrace in Southeast Europe.
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The Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) is the aerial warfare service branch of the Turkish Armed Forces.
The Turkish Land Forces (Türk Kara Kuvvetleri), or Turkish Army (Türk Ordusu), is the main branch of the Turkish Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations.
The Turkish Naval Forces (Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri), or Turkish Navy (Türk Donanması) is the naval warfare service branch of the Turkish Armed Forces.
Turkish War Academies is the educational branch of the Turkish Armed Forces.
An officer of two-star rank is a senior commander in many of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO code of OF-7.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services.
The United States Armed Forces are the federal military forces of the United States.
The United States Army (USA) is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's seven uniformed services.
The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (República Bolivariana de Venezuela), is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America.
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The Bolivarian National Air Force of Venezuela/Venezuelan National Bolivarian Military Aviation, since the end of 2008: Aviación Militar Nacional Bolivariana de Venezuela (previously Fuerza Aérea Venezolana, FAV) is a professional armed body designed to defend Venezuela's sovereignty and airspace.
The National Army of Venezuela is one of the four professional branches of the Armed Forces of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela It has the responsibility for land-based operations against external, or internal threats that may put the sovereignty of the nation at risk.
The Bolivarian National Guard of Venezuela (Spanish: Guardia Nacional de Venezuela), also called the Armed Forces of Cooperation (Spanish: Fuerzas Armadas de Cooperación), is one of the four components of the National Armed Forces of Venezuela.
The Venezuelan National Militia is a militia branch of the National Armed Forces of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Vice admiral is a senior naval flag officer rank, equivalent to lieutenant general and air marshal.
Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV), is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
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Vietnam Border Defense Force is branch of the Vietnam People's Army, as the core, responsible management and protection of the sovereignty, territorial integrity, security, order and national boundaries on the mainland, islands, sea and at the gate as shall by law and is a force members in provincial areas of defense, border districts of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG; Vietnamese: Cảnh sát biển Việt Nam) is the coast guard of Vietnam.
The Vietnam People's Air Force (Không quân Nhân dân Việt Nam) is the air force of Vietnam.
The Vietnam People's Navy (Hải quân nhân dân Việt Nam), commonly known as the Vietnamese Navy, is the naval branch of the Vietnam People's Army and is responsible for the protection of national waters, islands, and interests of the maritime economy, as well as for the coordination of maritime police, customs service and the border defense force.
A warrant officer (WO) is an officer in a military organisation who is designated an officer by a warrant, as distinguished from a commissioned officer who is designated an officer by a commission, and a non-commissioned officer who is designated an officer, often by virtue of seniority.
The Wehrmacht (lit. "defence force"From wehren, "to defend" and Macht, "power, force". See the Wiktionary article for more information.) was the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1946.
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In military aviation, a wing is a unit of command.
Wing Commander (Wg Cdr in the RAF, the IAF, and the PAF, WGCDR in the RNZAF and RAAF, formerly sometimes W/C in all services) is a senior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many other Commonwealth countries, notably not including Canada.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
The 1992 Los Angeles riots, also known as the Rodney King riots, the South Central riots, the 1992 Los Angeles civil disturbance, 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest, and the Los Angeles uprising, were a series of riots, lootings, arsons, and civil disturbance that occurred in Los Angeles County, California, in 1992, following the acquittal of police officers on trial regarding a videotaped and widely covered police brutality incident.
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