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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Russia, U.S. Military Intervention in, 1917–20

Russia, U.S. Military Intervention in, 1917–20   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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...U.S. Military Intervention in, 1917–20 . American intervention in Russia developed in response to the political turmoil and great power competition triggered by the Russian Revolution and civil war. President Woodrow Wilson and his advisers enthusiastically welcomed the revolution of March 1917 , seeing the overthrow of the incompetent and allegedly pro‐German Czarist regime as a triumph of American political principles, an opening to displace German and British rivals for Russian markets, and an opportunity to revitalize Russia's military effort...

humint

humint n.   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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... n. covert intelligence-gathering by agents or others. late 20th cent.: from human intelligence...

nominal weapon

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...weapon a nuclear weapon that produces a yield of approximately 20...

plastique

plastique n.   Reference library

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... plæˈstēk n. plastic explosive. mid 20th cent.: French, literally...

plunge

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... v. (of a ship) pitch: the ship plunged through the 20-foot...

farb

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... n. derogatory a military reenactor who behaves in a 20th-century manner during...

Humvee

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... ˈhǝmˈvē trademark a modern military vehicle. See high-mobility vehicle . late 20th cent.: alteration, from the initials of high-mobility multipurpose vehicle...

small arms ammunition

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...arms ammunition ammunition for small arms; all ammunition up to and including 20 mm (.787...

Central Intelligence Group

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...Intelligence Group name borne from January 20, 1946 to July 25, 1947 , by the organization which became the Central Intelligence Agency...

Parabellum

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... ˌpærǝˈbelǝm trademark a make of automatic pistol or machine gun. early 20th cent.: from Latin para bellum , from para! ‘prepare!’ + bellum ...

Phalanx point-defense gun

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...point-defense gun an electric 20 mm gatling gun used in the Phalanx defense system, delivering 3000-4500 rounds per minute of APSD ...

Luger

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... ˈlōōgǝr trademark a type of German automatic pistol. early 20th cent.: named after George Luger ( 1849–1923 ), German firearms...

détente

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... dāˈtänt also detente n. the easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries: a serious effort at détente with the eastern bloc. early 20th cent.: French, literally ‘loosening,...

Oerlikon

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...any of various Swiss-developed 20 mm automatic aircraft or antiaircraft machine guns manufactured by the Oerlikon company in Switzerland, especially one used in World War II by the...

pongo

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... n. pl. -os Brit. slang a soldier. early 20th cent.: originally from Congolese mpongo , used as a term in zoology to refer to the gorilla and other...

realpolitik

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... rāˈälˌpōliˌtēk n. a system of politics or principles based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations. early 20th century: from German Realpolitik ‘practical...

Wren

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... n. (in the UK) a member of the former Women's Royal Naval Service. early 20th cent.: originally in the plural, from the abbreviation WRNS...

frag

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... slang n. a hand grenade. v. fragged , fragging deliberately kill (an unpopular senior officer), typically with a hand grenade. late 20th cent.: from fragmentation grenade...

battlecruiser

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... n. a large warship of a type built in the early 20th century, carrying similar armament to a battleship but faster and more lightly...

Vulcan

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...an antiaircraft artillery gun with a 6-barreled, air-cooled, 20 mm rotary-fired system, designed for mounting on an armored personnel carrier. It was developed in the...

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