Combat Alert

Combat Alert

 

the immediate bringing of troops to combat readiness. Combat alert is declared by an order of the superior commander, orally or by prearranged signals and instructions using technical communications and warning equipment. The combat alert may be general, at which time all the troops of the given garrison are brought to combat readiness, or it may be particular—that is, concerned with individual subunits only. When the combat alert signal is given, troops are to assemble and take their combat (firing or launching) positions as quickly as possible. The notification, assembly, and actions of troops on combat alert are carried on under tight security.

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1, Medvedev announced that he had put a new early-warning radar system on combat alert.
The largely untested interim team that took power in Kiev just a week ago braced for Moscow's first possible invasion of a neighbour since a brief 2008 confrontation with Georgia by putting its military on full combat alert on Saturday.
Reports from the capital Pyongyang also claimed the communist leader has put his military on combat alert as South Korea said it will take the dispute to the UN.
Full combat alert Fears of Russia's first invasion of a neighbour since a brief 2008 confrontation with Georgia, another former Soviet republic, prompted the largely untested interim team in Kiev to put its military on full combat alert and announce the call-up of all reservists.
Markets in Asia went into sell-off mode after it was reported North Korea had put its civilians and troops on combat alert following an investigation blaming it for the sinking of a South Korean ship in March.
Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to the move by ordering the formation of new military units in the Arctic that are to remain on constant combat alert.
US jets attacked two Iraqi missile sites yesterday as Kuwait put thousands of troops on combat alert.
SEOUL: North Korea said on Monday it had put its army on full combat alert, ready to "blow up" South Korea as joint drills between the South and the United States got underway.
2 million-member army on combat alert in response to the military drill south of the border.
2 million-member military on combat alert, cut military phone and fax lines to South Korea, and warned that any attempt to block what it says is an upcoming satellite launch would also spark a war.
Ukraine has put its army on full combat alert following the widespread deployment of Russian troops.
Ukraine put border guard vessels on combat alert, ordering them to leave base to prevent the Russians capturing them.

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