war_machine
1. [ noun ] (military) the military forces of a nation
Synonyms: armed_forces military military_machine armed_services
Examples:

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Related terms: force military_reserve military_service cadre medical_officer Pentagon war serviceman military_officer battle military_service army company military_action lieutenant general colonel military_personnel order battery camp column military_position defense attack rear captain personnel_casualty captain combat hut musketry infantry enemy command military_capability armed commanding_officer military_unit line bomber navy mission blockade tank active cavalry assault head platoon militia demonstration maneuver infiltration operation B-52 base expedition color_bearer support campaign field retreat spy volunteer task_force major-general pass flank fighter issue hardware rank_and_file military_post artillery readiness adjutant operational tactics air_force wound armored midshipman major commando garrison battle_line siege HQ center hutment National_Guard wing outpost wardroom weapons_carrier break sea_power attention firepower resistance armament briefing barrack damage unarmed commissary noncommissioned_officer Pentagon Marine desk_officer occupation headquarters mess conscription aviation military_vehicle rearguard olive_drab personnel_carrier drill platform combined_operation basic_training mess rocket_base smoke_screen psychological_operation awol picket troop_carrier quartering reconnaissance_vehicle regimentals transport_ship silo warship accoutered nuclear_deterrence containment sortie reconnaissance_plane expeditionary electronic_warfare generalship precision_rifle countermarch military_plane w.m.d. effective military_science quarter police_action commission strategy muster_roll salute air_base regular war_game gun amphibious_landing taps retreat reveille pass drumbeat retreat tattoo insignia_of_rank attack_submarine assault_rifle arsenal strategic_warning call_up warning_of_attack chevron warning_of_war tactical_warning battle_dress fatigue_duty stripe operational_damage battle_damage billet casualty military_ceremony caisson sortie troop_movement army_unit command_post boot_camp naval_unit coastguard dressing_station military_censorship militainment activated disengagement