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An armed conflict including one or more governments, and causing the death of 1,000 or more people per year
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Bush administration and the Salala incident during the first term of Barack Obama suggest that even without the cynical fanning of anti-US sentiment among the public by elements within the Pakistani state, unilateral US military actions can stoke fierce public opposition that no government, or indeed the state itself, would be able to defuse easily.
If there is military action - and you know some countries do not rule it out - this would create all sorts of problems, including for us," he said.
6-10 Gallup poll say they would favor military action if peaceful means fail, compared with 37% of Democrats.
According to the poll, 58 percent of those surveyed said if diplomacy doesn't work, they were in favor of military action against North Korea; only 34 percent disapproved of the idea.
UK forces were withdrawn from Iraq in 2009, yet the legal and political legacies of this military action are enduring.
The committee's Tory chairman Crispin Blunt had already given his personal view that Mr Cameron had gone far enough and indicated that he would support military action.
We strongly urge the Houthis to halt immediately their destabilizing military actions and return to negotiations as part of the political dialogue," added Meehan.
26 -- (BNA): The United States has condemned ongoing military actions by Houthi militia in Yemen and affirmed that the GCC States were taking action to protect Saudi Arabia's border and Yemen's legitimate
There is no serious suggestion, certainly at this stage, that the UK will take any kind of military action in Iraq, even though the RAF is helping deliver aid to desperate refugees.
Women and children must be pulled out from North Waziristan before military action as bombardment could result in collateral damage and after that more people would take arms against Pakistani state", Khan said.
The United States and Russia will hold foreign ministerial talks Thursday on a solution to the use of chemical weapons against civilians in the civil war-torn country, Obama said in a nationally televised speech, keeping military action as an option.
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault urged lawmakers Wednesday to back military action against the Syrian regime in response to "the most massive and terrifying use" of chemical weapons this century.

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