show of force


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show of force

The recruitment of large numbers of powerful individuals to an emotionally escalating situation in an attempt to prevent violent action by an opponent.
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The bottom line remains, however, to demonstrate a show of force and discourage would-be troublemakers from making trouble, Raymond said.
The show of force exercise, dubbed Dynamic Response (DR) '98, commenced with an amphibious landing at Ploce on the Croatian coastline on 26 March 1998.
The show of force is standard operating procedure for
British armoured vehicles were shot at as they patrolled in Bosnia as part of the United Nations' biggest show of force since their peace-keeping mission began.
Oil-producing nations have recently made a show of force, arguing that current emissions goals are sufficient -- a position backed by the U.
In order to preserve this image, al-Asad must sustain a large armed presence precisely in order to present to the world a show of force.
In a show of force, farmers volunteered tractors and pumping equipment for 54 hours, pumping between 700 and 900 million gallons of water to help keep floodwaters from overtaking the town and its 8,000 residents.
He added: "I'm trained to be there as a show of force, the barrier between the public and the bad man.
The Palestinian show of force came at a time an atmosphere of calm and quiet was prevailing over Lebanon, the writer said.
Around 90 rebel troops took over the unoccupied 19th century mansion in an apparent show of force.
THE Shia militant group Hezbollah seized control of key parts of Beirut from Western-backed Sunni rivals yesterday in a show of force as it fights for dominance in Lebanon's political deadlock.
On Saturday, a rally that organizers -- the March 25th Coalition -- hoped would be a show of force only turned out 1,000, police said, though organizers estimated at least 5,000 showed up.