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materiel

[mə¦tir·ē′el]
(ordnance)
Things of all kinds required for the equipment, maintenance, operation, and support of military activities, both combat and noncombat.
In a restricted sense, those things used in combat or logistic support operations, such as weapons, motor vehicles, or special-purpose clothing, as distinguished from items of ordinary use, such as uniforms, food, or medicine.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The prepositioning of war materiel is the very essence of the phrase to 'maintain and develop (the parties') individual and collective capacity to resist armed attack.' Without the prepositioning of war materials, a party to the MDT cannot maintain and develop the capacity to resist armed attack.
The point is a valid one and Hammond's unearthing of complaints made by the evangelical rank-and-file about the participation of Christian businesses in the production of war materiel is illuminating.
Ultimately, the Ottoman sack of the fort proved a Pyrrhic victory as it took four times the time planned and incurred disproportionate Ottoman losses in men and war materiel. In Part 3, Allen traces the continuation of the siege and the endurance of the island's defenders with the help of a small Christian relief force (Piccolo Soccorso) that arrived in late June under the supervision of the Spanish viceroy of Sicily.
Then, his descriptive chapter headings cue the reader to the deepening relationship as it evolves from handholding to marriage, which are abbreviated here and robbed of the wit found in the original: Coalition Encounters, 1936-1939; Ties That Bind; Allocation of War Materiel, 1939-1940; Assessing that Britain Would Survive After the French Collapse, 1940; ABC in January-March 1941; Turning Grand Strategy into Practical Military Plans; The State of Cooperation at the Time of Pearl Harbor; and the Conclusion.
They were made in 1943, Union Switch & Signal also being quite busy turning out other bits and pieces of war materiel. The "RIA" mark indicates a rework at Rock Island Arsenal.
Wilson was fanatical on the issue that American citizens could "travel in safety wherever they wished, even on the ships of nations at war, even when those ships were transporting war materiel, even in declared war zones." Meyer argues, "The simplest and most obvious solution to the whole problem would have been to require citizens to traverse the war zone in neutral ships only, but the president brushed it aside as unworthy.
Operations will include "movements of troops and war materiel, overflights and explosions in the cases where they're required," according to an official statement.
The Philippine government is now shopping for war materiel elsewhere, Lorenza said, adding, "China and Russia are very eager to deal with us.
By the war's end, aircraft were air-dropping ammunition and other war materiel to rapidly advancing troops on the battlefield.
Pauling felt strongly that the cost of war materiel would continue to escalate, as would international arms competition, the threat of mass destruction, and the danger to all life on Earth.