Expeditionary Forces

Expeditionary Forces

 

part of the armed forces of one country or of a coalition of states transferred to the territory of another country in order to conduct combat operations. The composition of the expeditionary forces depends on the scale and objectives of the operation, the importance of the theater of operations, and the anticipated strength of the resistance. Expeditionary forces are most often used by imperialist states for the conduct of operations during colonial wars and for military intervention—for example, the suppression by the European powers of the I Ho T’uan Uprising (Boxer Rebellion) of 1899–1901 in China and the USA’s aggression against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 1950–53 and in Vietnam since 1964.

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When this remarkable reasoner and his companion had been absorbed into the expeditionary force, it resumed its advance.
Seems pretty clear that there's an expeditionary force being fitted out, according to this evening's paper, somewhere up in the North Sea.
In the following pages, you will read much more about the activation of the 7th Signal Command and their mission as a CONUS theater signal unit focused on network defense and enabling of expeditionary forces.
Navy expeditionary forces are integral to executing the Maritime Strategy, which is based on expanded core capabilities of maritime power: forward presence, deterrence, sea control, power projection, maritime security and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
Practically all airmen are assigned to one of 10 air and space expeditionary forces, and air Force leaders constantly reiterate the importance of being ready to deploy.
One must assume that by this they mean doing our duty alongside our allies on the high seas and deploying independent expeditionary forces in littoral and near-littoral operations sanctioned by NATO or the UN--by deploying in shooting wars, as in Afghanistan, or in disaster relief anywhere.
The battles of the British Expeditionary Forces, 1914-1915; historiography and annotated bibliography.
America's inaugural multi-squadron fighter unit--the 1st Pursuit Group of the American Expeditionary Forces was--created in May 1918 and deployed to France to fly French aircraft.
The addition to the Army's and Marine Corps' inventories reflects a growing trend in the military's transformation: lighter, more easily deployable equipment better geared to the joint expeditionary forces that use it.
1, 1999--AEFs 1 and 2 of 10 aerospace expeditionary forces activated and began fulfilling contingency requirements (e.
Supporting III Marine Expeditionary Forces (III MEF) operations or contingencies throughout the Pacific theater, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 24 remains focused on defending our nation.
Marine Expeditionary Forces are the 'proud hammer' and a 'major warfighting element' of the US Marine Corps.

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