garrison state

garrison state

Harold Lasswell's (1941) term for a form of state and society, regarded by him as incipient in the US, in which huge military expenditures and a military siege mentality become associated with restrictions on liberties. See also MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX, MILITARISM.
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The US intends to create a garrison state there -- a barracks-style structure which will be controlled by Washington.
Marcos sounded the alarm bells over the communist threat after the Plaza Miranda bombing of August 21, 1971, and the landing in Isabela province of automatic rifles and other war materiel smuggled from Red China in July 1972, his critics discredited him, saying that he was merely fabricating excuses to turn the country into a garrison state.
Then there was another perception that Pakistan was a garrison state, and because of its rivalry with India it spent more on defence.
Until the half-baked war, the Kargil fiasco as it would be recorded in a fair account of history, India had a hard time justifying its atrocious and blatant position in Kashmir , especially in the face of 700,000 soldiers and some draconian laws that have made Kashmir a garrison state.
We've seen this past week how passionately Iranians want the latter, not the former -- as they denounced their impoverished garrison state and demanded a prosperous, modern future.
Jerusalem has never been and will never be the capital of a racist apartheid European colonial garrison state that calls itself "Israel".
The question is what has triggered that alliance between the Israeli settler colony and the Saudi garrison state suddenly to up the ante and come out with such ferocious intensity, throwing all pretences of "Arab brotherhood" or "Muslim unity" under the speeding Zionist bus.
They want our country to be a garrison state and we are heading towards that,' Recedes said, adding that students and parents should be worried about the Armed Forces of the Philippines' 'vast record of human rights violations.
In the end what Pakistan needs to become is a progressive, democratic, secular liberal entity-not the rigid ideological garrison state that it has traditionally been.
Chairman Senate said Quaid-e-Azam envisaged a welfare state for Pakistan but unfortunately it veered towards a national security state or a garrison state.
Pakistan: A garrison state is a chronology of political, military and administrative relationships which tells the story of rise and fall of democracy in Pakistan.
The entire country was a garrison state, with every major highway guarded by checkpoints, blast barriers, and machine-gun nests.