military, naval, and air forces, especially of a nation or of a number of nations.
The country also recently hosted a training camp for a new militia composed of defectors from the Syrian armed forces.
Assad’s Move Against Facebook Rula Jebreal November 6, 2011
Dwelling on the reality of service doesn’t really fit in with the mentality of success or mind-set of anyone in the armed forces.
The Memorial Day Diaries The Daily Beast May 28, 2011
You can be sure,” says Mahfouz, “that the Ministry of Interior takes its orders from the Supreme Council for the armed forces.
Corrupt and Brutal, Egypt’s Police Fight for Their Survival Ursula Lindsey November 21, 2011
Egyptian people and armed forces to defy their government and turn against it.
Seeking a Quick Exit in Gaza Raghida Dergham January 1, 2009
There are at least four separate groups intended for current or former members of the U.S. armed forces.
Sikh Temple Shooting Returns Attention To Military’s White Power Problem Jesse Ellison August 12, 2012
One of the most urgent immediate requirements of the armed forces is more nurses.
State of the Union Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt
They may correctly be said to belong indirectly to the armed forces.
International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2) Lassa Francis Oppenheim
For all its sweeping implications, equality in the armed forces obviously had its pragmatic aspects.
Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
The militia, armed forces, and security troops have been required to undertake programs to cooperate with youth organizations.
Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Finland and the Aland Islands must be evacuated by all Russian armed forces, both military and naval.
The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII) Various
the military forces of a nation or nations, including the army, navy, air force, marines, etc
- Armed forces day
the third Saturday in May, observed in some areas of the U.S. as a holiday in honor of all branches of the armed forces.
Armed Forces of National Liberation: a militant underground organization whose objective is independence for Puerto Rico.
- Armed neutrality
military preparedness without commitment, especially as the expressed policy of a neutral nation in wartime; readiness to counter with force an invasion of rights by any belligerent power. Historical Examples It was again restored on the dissolution of the armed neutrality. The Every Day Book of History and Chronology Joel Munsell After that, there was […]
- Armed response unit
noun (in Britain) a unit of police officers who are trained to use firearms in situations where unarmed police officers would be in danger