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Armed Services is a collective term that refers to the major organisational entities of national
armed forces, so named because they service a combatneed in a specific combat environment. In most states Armed Services include the Armyalso known as Land Force or Ground Force, Navyalso know an Marine Defence Force, and Air Force. Some countries have a separate service for the Space Forcesor Military Space Forces, and the Russian Federationalso has the Strategic Missile Troops and the Airborne Troops as independent Armed Services. The People's Liberation Army, despite the name, also comprises Armed Services consisting of the PLA Ground Force, PLA Navy (PLAN), PLA Air Force (PLAAF), Second Artillery Corps(strategic nuclear or missile force), and the PLA Reserved Force.
Some nations combine all Armed Services into one structure such as the
Japan Self-Defense Forcesand the Canadian Forces, and subdividing them into branches, or the Israeli Defence Forces with an even less pronounced separation of Armed Services due to its combined armsdoctrine that is applied even at the highest echelons of command.
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