Military Signaling

Signaling, Military


the transmission and reception of sound, light, or radio signals to maintain communications in the armed forces. Military signaling is used for the transmission of short commands, the mutual identification and designation of one’s own troops, aircraft, and ships, the designation of targets, and the coordination of troop actions; it is also used to alert troops concerning radioactive, chemical, and bacteriological contamination and enemy air raids. Signals may be transmitted by radio, by telephone, by light devices, such as flares, colored smokes, signal lights, searchlights, tracer bullets and shells, and signal flags or panels, or by sound devices, such as sirens, horns, or whistles.

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(18) This pattern of aggressive military signaling increases the potential for incident and conflict.
(23) Additionally, bilateral institutions can develop policy and establish frameworks to peacefully resolve disputes, thus eliminating the need for risky military signaling. Although China is unlikely to engage in multilateral institution-building at this time because its relative power is greatly reduced in a multilateral environment, opportunities to increase regional security cooperation through multilateral institutions such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum may arise as bilateral institutions mature.
A verse in Isaiah also refers to methods of military signaling. It presents a set of three commands: On a bare mountain, lift a banner (se'u nes), raise your voice to them (harimu kol lahem), wave a hand (hanifu yad), and they will come into the gates of the nobles (ve-yavo'u pithei nedivim) (Isa.
While serving in Texas, Myer's interest in military signaling began.
Topics include code breaking, dogs, field wire and cable, high-speed Morse, the Japanese army, medieval military signaling, pigeons, telegraph, and the Battle of Waterloo.

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