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Air Force, U.S.

Air Force, U.S.  

USAF the part of the U.S. armed forces with primary responsibility for air warfare, military space research, and air defense. It also provides air services to other branches of the ...
Careers in the Military

Careers in the Military  

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Since the early 1780s, careers in the American military have been varied and demanding. Over the last 200 years, the requirements of the military to be variously a constabulary, combatant ...
Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh  

(1902–1974), U.S. flier, aviation consultant, author, and conservationist.An army‐trained pilot who also flew the mail, Lindbergh achieved world fame in 1927 for his New York–to–Paris flight, the ...
École Polytechnique

École Polytechnique  

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Founded in 1794 to train engineers for the army and state service, Polytechnique rapidly established a prestige which it has never lost. It was a centre around 1830 of the ...
education

education  

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The systematic instruction of individuals in subjects which will enhance their knowledge of the science and art of war.
Emory Upton

Emory Upton  

(1839–1881) U.S. army officer, military intellectual, and reformer. Born near Batavia, New York, on August 27, 1839, Upton attended Oberlin College (1854–1856) before entering West Point from which ...
FM Lin Piao

FM Lin Piao  

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(c.1907–71),Chinese minister of defence, 1959–71. He was born in Hupeh (correctly Hubei) province to a local factory owner and entered the Whampoa military academy. A member of the Socialist ...
French army

French army  

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The French army's rise paralleled that of the state it served. Fifteenth-century kings controlled French-recruited ‘bands’ of infantry and compagnies d'ordonnance of heavy cavalry, as well as foreign ...
George Bancroft

George Bancroft  

(1800–1891),Massachusetts statesman and scholar, while holding various government posts obtained material for his monumental History of the United States (1834–76). As secretary of navy under Polk, ...
humor

humor  

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Although laughter, like language, is often cited as one of the distinguishing features of human beings, philosophers have spent only a small proportion of their time on it, and on ...
John J. Pershing

John J. Pershing  

(1860–1948)US general. He served in the Spanish–American War and later in the Philippines. He led the US expedition against Mexico in 1916. In May 1917 he was appointed commander of the American ...
just war

just war  

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An armed conflict in which one side enjoys the sanction of moral, religious, and legal tradition with respect to the initiation of the conflict, its conduct, and the objectives sought.[...]
Marshal F. A. Bazaine

Marshal F. A. Bazaine  

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(1811–88)French general. During the Franco-Prussian War he was appointed commander-in-chief, but was reluctant to give battle. He withdrew to Metz with 176,000 French troops and capitulated to ...
Miguel Primo de Rivera

Miguel Primo de Rivera  

(1870–1930)Spanish general and statesman, head of state (1923–30). He came to power after leading a military coup in 1923, when he assumed dictatorial powers with the consent of Alfonso XIII. The ...
military Engineering

military Engineering  

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The branch of civil engineering encompassing the construction and maintenance of field fortifications and of buildings, roads, airfields, railroads, ports, and other facilities for military use. ...
military headdress

military headdress  

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The protection and embellishment of the warrior's head has preoccupied warriors themselves, as well as their armourers and hatters, since the earliest history of organized warfare. Since damage to ...
Military Ideals

Military Ideals  

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No single authoritative document sets forth America's military ideals. However, we may note three groupings that appear to be valid subsets of military ideals, recognizing that discussion cannot ...
napoleonic warfare

napoleonic warfare  

The methods of warfare which became common in Europe in the early 19th century as a result of the campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte between 1799 and 1815. Not all of ...
officer

officer  

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N.a person holding a position of command or authority in the armed services, in the merchant marine, or on a passenger ship.v.1 provide with military officers: the aristocracy continued to wield ...
Orde Charles Wingate

Orde Charles Wingate  

(1903–1944)British major-general who pioneered techniques of guerrilla warfare used by his Chindit columns, which operated behind Japanese lines in Burma during World War II.Wingate, the son of an ...

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