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Military. the key group of officers and enlisted personnel necessary to establish and train a new military unit.
a group of trained or otherwise qualified personnel capable of forming, training, or leading an expanded organization, as a religious or political faction, or a skilled work force:
They hoped to form a cadre of veteran party members.
(especially in Communist countries) a cell of trained and devoted workers.
a member of a cadre; a person qualified to serve in a cadre.
a framework, outline, or scheme.
Contemporary Examples

An Oral History of Mao’s Greatest Crime Zhou Xun November 23, 2013
An Oral History of Mao’s Greatest Crime Zhou Xun November 23, 2013
Putin Needs an Enemy After Berezovsky’s Death Peter Pomerantsev March 24, 2013
Russian Opposition Leader Demands New Elections Anna Nemtsova December 27, 2011
China’s Man of Mystery Melinda Liu January 16, 2011

Historical Examples

The Jewish State Theodor Herzl
The Russian Turmoil Anton Ivanovich Denikin
History of the Commune of 1871 P. Lissagary
History of the Commune of 1871 P. Lissagary
The Crisis in Russia Arthur Ransome

the nucleus of trained professional servicemen forming the basis for the training of new units or other military expansion
a basic unit or structure, esp of specialists or experts; nucleus; core
a group of revolutionaries or other political activists, esp when taking part in military or terrorist activities
a member of a cadre
cadre [(kad-ree, kah-dray)]


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