hostile force
Any civilian, paramilitary, or military force or terrorist(s), with or without national designation, that have committed a hostile act, exhibited hostile intent, or have been declared hostile by appropriate US authority.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • Hostile — Hos tile, a. [L. hostilis, from hostis enemy: cf. F. hostile. See {Host} an army.] Belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hostile casualty — A person who is the victim of a terrorist activity or who becomes a casualty “in action.” “In action” characterizes the casualty as having been the direct result of hostile action, sustained in combat or relating thereto, or sustained going to or …   Military dictionary

  • hostile — 1. adjective /hɒstaɪl/ Belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or enemies; inimical; unfriendly a hostile force 2. noun… …   Wiktionary

  • Force 136 — was the general cover name for a branch of the British World War II organization, the Special Operations Executive (SOE). Force 136 operated in the regions of the South East Asian Theatre of World War II which were occupied by Japan from 1941 to… …   Wikipedia

  • Hostile Takeover Trilogy — Hostile Takeover is a science fiction trilogy (actually one long novel in three parts) written by S. Andrew Swann and published by DAW Books where the main setting is the Anarcho capitalist planet of Bakunin. It consists of three books titled… …   Wikipedia

  • Force protection — or FP is a term used by the US military describes preventive measures taken to mitigate hostile actions against Department of Defense personnel (including family members), resources, facilities, and critical information. Force protection does not …   Wikipedia

  • hostile intent — The threat of imminent use of force by a foreign force, terrorist(s), or organization against the United States and US national interests, US forces and, in certain circumstances, US nationals, their property, US commercial assets, and other… …   Military dictionary

  • hostile act — 1. A hostile act is an attack or other use of force by any civilian, paramilitary, or military force or terrorist(s) (with or without national designation) against the United States, US forces and, in certain circumstances, US nationals, their… …   Military dictionary

  • Force spéciale — Forces spéciales Pour les articles homonymes, voir Special forces (homonymie) et SF. Navy SEAL …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hostile — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, feel, seem ▪ become, turn ▪ remain ▪ make sb …   Collocations dictionary

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