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.
Trade unionists carrying thousands of flags turned the streets red yesterday and packed into the Circus Maximus, scene of ancient Rome's chariot races, in a show of force against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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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.
Thousands of Kalipunan ng Damayang Maralita (Kadamay) members rode out in 600 rented jeepneys from Pandi for the Quezon Memorial Circle in a massive show of force to press President Duterte into solving their housing problems, said Chief Insp.
Seoul and Washington held the drills last week in the East Sea in a show of force to the isolated nation's fifth nuclear test.
The planes did not cross into Japanese airspace, but the move is being seen as a show of force by China.
The clash was a show of force by the opposition fighters, who recently suffered several major setbacks when they were driven out of strongholds in Idlib and Homs.