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Military

Description

A military is a heavily-armed, highly-organised force primarily intended for warfare, also known collectively as armed forces. It is typically officially authorized and maintained by a sovereign state, with its members identifiable by their distinct military uniform. It may consist of one or more military branches such as an Army, Navy, Air Force and in certain countries, Marines and Coast Guard. The main task of the military is usually defined as defence of the state and its interests against external armed threats. Beyond warfare, the military may be employed in additional sanctioned and non-sanctioned functions within the state, including internal security threats, population control, the promotion of a political agenda, emergency services and reconstruction, protecting corporate economic interests, social ceremonies and national honor guards.

From Wikipedia

Organizations relating to Military

United Nations Observer Mission in Angola / Est. 1997
Linking Market Forces for European Film and Television
International Committee of Military Medicine / Est. 1921
Arab Unified Military Command / Est. 1964
European Research Group on Military and Society / Est. 1988
NATO-led Stabilization Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina / Est. 1996
Nonviolent Peaceforce
International Military Tribunal / Est. 1945
Arab Deterrent Force / Est. 1976
International Commission on the History of the Order of the Temple and Military Orders / Est. 1973
International Soldiers Movement
Inter-African Force / Est. 1978
Allied Command Europe Mobile Force - Air / Est. 1960
African International of Development Forces / Est. 1974
International Jumping Riders Club / Est. 1977
International Action Center, New York / Est. 1992
International Academy IMOS - Interallied Military Organization 'Sphinx' / Est. 1970
Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean / Est. 1968
International Committee of Museums and Collections of Arms and Military History / Est. 1957
International Brigades / Est. 1936
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Europe / Est. 1982
Inter-American Peace Force / Est. 1965
Transatlantic Children's Enterprise / Est. 1985
School of the Americas / Est. 1964
Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services in NATO / Est. 1970

View all profiles (119 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

World Problems relating to Military

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Religious war
War
Militarization of children
Threat of war
International non-military conflict
Hazardous remnants of war
Military blockade
Martial law
Disruptive religious fundamentalism
Civil war
Vigilantism
Extra-legal conscription
Rape by military personnel
Shortage of military manpower
Military desertion
Socio-economic burden of militarization
Draft evasion
Militarization of drug war
Uncoordinated international peacekeeping
Environmental consequences of war
Inadequate protection of civilians in armed conflict
Discrimination against homosexuals in the military
Military and economic hegemony
Competitive acquisition of arms
Foreign military presence

Action Strategies relating to Military

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Mobilizing external financial resources for development
Mobilizing domestic public sector resources for poverty alleviation
Mobilizing domestic financial resources for poverty alleviation
Mobilizing external resources for poverty alleviation
Rechannelling expenditure on defence
Improving military technology
Rebuilding civilian communities affected by war
Mobilizing financial resources
Mobilizing public opinion for pollution control
Developing available community resources
Furnishing production forces
Reinvesting military capacity in civil goals
Empowering military command
Reducing racial discrimination by security forces
Using internet for strategic defence
Impairing military effectiveness
Strengthening participation of women in sustainable development programmes
Solving hunger problem through empowerment
Mobilizing resources from the informal sector
Organizing community task forces
Mobilizing public opinion for development
Preventing nuclear proliferation
Using foreign military intervention
Reorienting military personnel
Promoting military environmental responsibility

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