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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, space force, marines, or coast guard. The main task of the military is usually defined as defence of the state and its interests against external armed threats.

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Organizations relating to Military

International Committee of Military Medicine / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1921
European Research Group on Military and Society / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1988
Nonviolent Peaceforce / Ferney-Voltaire, France
International Jumping Riders Club / Lugano, Switzerland / Est. 1977
International Action Center, New York / New York NY, USA / Est. 1992
International Academy IMOS - Interallied Military Organization 'Sphinx' / Ieper, Belgium / Est. 1970
Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1968
International Committee of Museums and Collections of Arms and Military History / Soesterberg, Netherlands / Est. 1957
Transatlantic Children's Enterprise / Enfield, UK / Est. 1985
International Commission of Military History / Milan, Italy / Est. 1938
United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo / Kinshasa, Congo DR / Est. 2000
Central European Air Traffic Services / Est. 1997
NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force Command / Geilenkirchen, Germany / Est. 1980
ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage / Warsaw, Poland / Est. 2005
Acte de Clôture des Négociations sur les Effectifs des Forces Armées Conventionnelles en Europe / Est. 1992
Conference of Central American Armed Forces / San Salvador, El Salvador / Est. 1997
Inter-American Defense Board / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1942
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon / Tyre, Lebanon / Est. 1978
Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2000
Internationaal Keurkorps van Vrekken
Convention on Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and Military Obligations in Cases of Multiple Nationality / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1963
NATO Joint Civil/military Frequency Agreement / Est. 1995
Association of Military Christian Fellowships / Denver CO, USA / Est. 1930
EU Defence Environmental Network / Est. 2001
United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti / New York NY, USA / Est. 2004

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World Problems relating to Military

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Military and economic hegemony
Environmental consequences of war
Military censorship
Hazardous remnants of war
Militarization of children
Military-industrial-governmental complex
Competitive acquisition of arms
Discrimination against foreign nationals in the military service
Unrestrained use of force in administration of justice
Denial of rights to wounded military personnel
Disparity in facilities for military mobilization and reinforcement
Military expropriation of satellites
Trading in public office
Indiscriminate use of tear gas
Conflicting military obligations for persons of multiple nationality
Military expeditions against distant objectives
Lack of impartiality of the judiciary
Injustice of military tribunals
Military demoralization
Misreporting of military action
Military manoeuvres in sensitive border areas
Military secrecy

Action Strategies relating to Military

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