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  Asia Times: US lines up Afghan military alliance
Military analysts are advising US forces not to make a ground attack on Afghanistan on their own as it is a complex battlefield for any foreign invader - as the Soviets found in 10 years of bitter and ultimately fruitless struggle.
The alliance ruled Afghanistan as a coalition government between 1992 and 1996, before being supplanted by the Taliban, with Pakistan's support.
One setback could be the death last week of its charismatic military leader Ahmad Shah Masoud, generally regarded as the glue that kept the alliance together.
www.atimes.com /c-asia/CI20Ag03.html   (786 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Military alliance
The alliances of France with Poland and Czechoslovakia were aimed at deterring Germany from the use of force to achieve a revision of the postwar settlement or ensuring that German forces would be confronted with significant combined strenght of its neighbours.
Military strength is a term that describes a quantification or reference to a nation's standing military forces or the capacity for fulfillment of that military's role.
For example, the military strength of a given country could be interpreted as the number of individuals in its armed forces, the destructive potential of its arsenal, or both.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Military-alliance   (2788 words)

 Warsaw Pact article - Warsaw Pact Wojciech Jaruzelski March 1981 military alliance Eastern European - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Warsaw Pact or Warsaw Treaty was a military alliance of the Eastern European Soviet Bloc countries intended to organize against the perceived threat from the NATO alliance, established in 1949, but specifically spurred by the integration of a "re-militarized" West Germany into NATO with the Western nations' ratification of the Paris Agreements.
In practice, the Soviet Union was in control of the alliance, both politically and militarily.
Albania withdrew from the alliance in 1961 as a result of the Sino-Soviet split in which the hard-line Stalinist regime in Albania sided with the People's Republic of China.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Warsaw_Pact   (559 words)

 Factions of the Cosmic Era - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Earth Alliance and ZAFT started war on 11 February CE 70 after the EA's predecessor, the United Nations was wiped out by a terrorist attack in the Tragedy of Copernicus on 5 February.
Later, when the Alliance headquarters, JOSH-A in Alaska, controlled by the Atlantic Federation, was mostly abandoned as a trap for ZAFT's invasion forces, the token defense force left behind as "bait" (completely unaware of the trap) consisted almost entirely of Eurasian troops.
Though the political opinions of the Earth Alliance senior leadership generally varied, the Atlantic Federation leadership was primarily dominated by Blue Cosmos members, and after the elimination of most of the Eurasian military at the Battle of JOSH-A, Blue Cosmos controlled Alliance OMNI Enforcer by default.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Earth_Alliance_%28Gundam%29   (7550 words)

 Military alliance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A Military alliance is an agreement between two, or more, countries ; related to war time planning, commitments, and/or contingencies; such agreements can be both defensive and offensive.
An Alliance man who recently was discharged from prison for threatening to blow up an Alliance apartment complex three years ago has been charged with threatening to kill a woman.
Alliance Police are searching for a man who apparently tried to abduct a 13 year old girl earlier this week.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Military_alliance.html   (1102 words)

 First World War.com - Primary Documents - Turco-German Alliance, 2 August 1914
Reproduced below are the terms of the military alliance arrived at between Turkey and Germany on 2 August 1914.
Details of the alliance remained a secret with the consequence that Turkey's eventual entrance into the war at the end of October 1914 proved something of a disappointment (if not entirely a surprise) to the Entente Powers.
The latter, for her part, assures the said military mission an effective influence on the general conduct of the army, in accordance with the understanding arrived at directly between His Excellency the Minister of War and His Excellency the Chief of the Military Mission.
www.firstworldwar.com /source/turcogermanalliance.htm   (361 words)

 Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An alliance is an agreement between two or more parties, made in order to advance common goals and to secure common interests.
SDP-Liberal Alliance, electoral alliance of the Social Democratic Party and the Liberal Party in the United Kingdom that operated from 1981 to 1988
The Alliance, a faction in the Warcraft Universe comprised of the Humans, Night Elves, Dwarves, and Gnomes
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alliance   (356 words)

 Eastern bloc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the Cold War, the term Eastern Bloc (or Soviet Bloc) was used to refer to the Soviet Union and its allies in Central and Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and - until the early 1960s - Albania).
The "Eastern Bloc" is also used as another name for the Warsaw Pact (a Soviet-led military alliance) or the Comecon (an international economic organization of Communist states).
Nations within the Eastern Bloc were sometimes held in the Soviet sphere of influence through military force.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_bloc   (401 words)

 Military Alliance
Military Alliance seeks to work with officers in exile as well as noncommissioned officers and soldiers in Iraq.
Its general outlook is that the military should stay out of Iraqi politics after Saddam Hussein has been removed from power.
Military Alliance was established in March of 1999 as the military wing of the Iraqi National Coalition.
www.iraqinews.com /party_military_alliance.shtml   (90 words)

 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - NATO: Is the Organization Finished as a Real Alliance?
NATO, the most powerful military alliance in the world, is going through a difficult moment, one that experts say could change the very nature of the organization.
Military expert Charles Heyman of Jane’s Information Group, the military publishing organization, does not believe, in view of European opposition, that NATO can be swung around to a role that would include an offensive posture.
The alliance lacks the clear focus that characterized its defense against the Warsaw Pact, and analysts say it is not well-equipped to take on the challenges posed by the new global danger: terrorism.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/pp021303.shtml   (942 words)

 NATO: One for all, all for one
The influence of alliance membership was felt immediately, with four fighter aircraft taking up base in Lithuania.
Russia went so far as to say on March 29 that, in light of the recent deployment of four fighter aircraft, it might be forced to strengthen its own defenses along the border with the three Baltic states.
But while Russia bemoaned the enlargement, alliance leaders stressed the need to continue the mission that began in 1949, when the United States, Canada and 10 European nations formed a bloc to confront the Soviet threat to the east.
www.baltictimes.com /art.php?art_id=9735   (898 words)

 The Auld Alliance
That was to be the pattern of the alliance.
The military alliance came to an end in the mid-16th century when the Reformation brought about a realignment of Scottish foreign policy.
Though the Alliance was chiefly military, the connection for the last three centuries has been largely civil.
www.electricscotland.com /france/auld_alliance.htm   (1083 words)

 Hindutva News- Time for an Indo-American Military Alliance
Consequently, America reluctantly endorsed an alliance with its un-natural ally Pakistan the result was Pakistan's becoming a member of the American sponsored alliance CENTO (which was a sub-set of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) that was aimed at containing the spread of communism.
This Indo-American Alliance should in fact be a common board of friendship for all countries that want to overcome the challenge posed by theology inspired terrorism the world over.
An Indo-American alliance in the future global scenario, is critically necessary from this perspective.
sudheerbirodkar.tripod.com /alliance.html   (2810 words)

 Foreign Affairs - NATO at Fifty: Maximizing NATO: A Relevant Alliance Knows How to Reach - Robert E. Hunter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
No other alliance in history has re-created itself for times as different as the Cold War and today's challenge to construct a Europe "whole and free." From the start of the 1990s, when NATO seemed to have outlived its usefulness, it has emerged indispensable once more to Europe's long-term security.
Alliance leaders must now validate that promise with concrete steps, must relate the criteria for new entrants to political and strategic purpose, and must ensure that the alliance remains strong, relevant, and able to act.
The alliance must give added life and heft to the Partnership for Peace (PFP), NATO's flagship enterprise for engaging nonmembers directly and deeply in its everyday work, providing them with much of the substance -- if not all the symbols and certainties -- of security in the years immediately ahead.
www.foreignaffairs.org /19990501faessay1037/robert-e-hunter/nato-at-fifty-maximizing-nato-a-relevant-alliance-knows-how-to-reach.html   (671 words)

 Power Bloc Turkey and Israel Lock Arms
The Israeli connection could also further strengthen Turkey's military-the country's ruling power behind the scenes-just when international pressure is mounting for Turkey to democratize and find a political solution to its fourteen-year conflict with the Kurds.
Turkey and Israel have repeatedly stressed that their accord is not an "alliance" requiring either country to defend the other.
Last February, all the threads of this intricate alliance came together at the annual conference of the American-Turkish Council, a lobbying group in Washington that promotes closer U.S.-Turkish business and military relations.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /New_World_Order/PowerBloc_TurkeyIsrael.html   (3390 words)

 Military Parents Alliance
The Military Parents Alliance also supports the efforts to address these problems both at the state and federal level by veterans groups such as the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers, the Armed Forces Retirees Association of California, the California Association of County Veterans Service Officers, and the American Retirees Association.
As America's military commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan persist, it is important to address the family law issues which military parents face.
The Military Parents Alliance has been informed that support of SB 1082 is now so widespread that further MPA action is not needed.
www.militaryparents.org   (374 words)

 Lebanonwire.com | West Bank incursions strain military alliance with Turkey
Israel’s controversial military alliance with Turkey is being increasingly strained by Ariel Sharon’s invasion of Palestinian towns in the West Bank, enough for Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit to brand it “genocide,” not an epithet that Ankara invokes since it has been haunted by allegations that the Turks massacred some 1.5 million Armenians in 1915.
The outbreak of the intifada in September 2000 and the subsequent election of Ariel Sharon as prime minister caused some dismay in Ankara, and the alliance with Israel came to be seen as something of a political liability.
Underlining the generals’ commitment to the alliance, IMI was given the $668 million contract without it being out to tender, which is the usual way of doing business in such deals.
www.lebanonwire.com /0204/02043013DS.htm   (1232 words)

 Origins of the Russian-American Anti-Taliban Alliance
Military action will be the last option though it now seems scarcely avoidable with the UN banned from Taliban-controlled areas.
The UN which adopted various means in the last four years to resolve the Afghan problem is now being suspected by the Taliban and refused entry into Taliban areas of the war-ravaged nation through a decree issued by Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar last month.
It explains why the formation of the Russian-U.S. alliance has taken place so smoothly during the last two weeks, despite protests on both sides that such an alliance was unlikely.
www.lewrockwell.com /north/north61.html   (915 words)

 OFCN's Academy Curricular Exchange - Social Studies
This alliance would guarantee your mutual assistance in case either of you declare war or are attacked.
You have joined her in a military alliance which guarantees your mutual support if either of you are attacked.
Because of her long feud with Penland, Yorkton has also signed an alliance with you which guarantees military support in case either of you are attached.
www.ofcn.org /cyber.serv/academy/ace/soc/cecsst/cecsst218.html   (3233 words)

 The Northern Alliance
Mas'ud, despite the fact that other Mujahideen factions and parties had their own power bases in provinces such as Parwan, Baghlan, Takhar and Badakhshan was mostly in control of these areas through a council called Shora-e Nezar (Supervisory Council) which he had established for the purpose of coordinating all the resistance forces under his authority.
By the beginning of 1992, a new alliance composed of the aforementioned individuals was established under the name of Northern Alliance.
The alliance secretly dealt with some members of the Parcham faction in Najib's government which put it (the alliance) in a position to seize control of Kabul single handedly, circumventing the formation of a Peshawer based tanzeem government.
members.tripod.com /deinsf/wtc/ally.htm   (571 words)

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The official military newspaper Liberation Army Daily said Chen Shui-bian, the president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), was "playing with fire" by seeking a military alliance with the two nations.
The military newspaper said the awarding of the 2008 Olympic Games to Beijing had hardened China's resolve to reunify the mainland with Taiwan.
Taiwan's military, according to Taipei's official Central News Agency, is open to conducting joint exercises with the U.S. military.
www.taiwansecurity.org /News/2001/WT-072701.htm   (638 words)

 Han Solo - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
He later became a general in the Alliance, leading a Rebel strike team in the Battle of Endor, and eventually married Leia Organa, who became the mother of his three children, Jaina, Jacen and Anakin.
An alliance of Yevethan worlds known as the Dushkan League intended to cleanse the Koornacht Cluster of all non-Yevethan species.
His daughter and wife were in the opposing Alliance fleet, although Leia was secretly aiding the Corellians, but instructing fighters to not attack Han's and Wedge's fighters.
starwars.wikia.com /wiki/Han_Solo   (6169 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Beijing-Moscow military alliance grows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
There have been at least six years of close military cooperation between Moscow and Beijing, leading some to find puzzling the use of the phrase "laying groundwork" in the wording of the notice.
The Russian military plans to develop with the People's Liberation Army "weapons systems capable of penetrating the American anti-missile shield," according to a recent report in Moscow News.
Close military cooperation between the Chinese and Russians in the "post-Cold War era" extends back to at least 1995.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=22332   (678 words)

 Bibliography on French-American Military Alliance, 1780-1783
Analysses from different perspectives of the alliance and is impact on subsequent historical events.
This is a concise analysis of the military strategies that influenced American, British, and French operations which led to and developed the Yorktown campaign (1781).
This is probably the most comprehensive coverage of military and major political aspects of the war.
www.xenophongroup.com /mcjoynt/ep_bib.htm   (5895 words)

 Is This Solana Saying, Pass The Turkey Please?
Although you would think all the leaders of this 10-nation alliance would be on the side of those wishing to strengthen the Council, this isn't the case.
The three nations that broke ranks with the other members of the 10-nation alliance are known as the Benelux nations.
And, in light of the desired headline goals of this military alliance, the combined military value of the Benelux nations is almost zero.
www.fulfilledprophecy.com /greek_pass_turkey.html   (570 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Splits open in UK-US alliance
There is concern on both the military and diplomatic fronts over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; the bombing strategy; perceived lack of US consultation with its allies; and insufficient US focus on the humanitarian crisis.
The British government is also intent on opposing the expansion of the war beyond Afghanistan and is horrified at elements within the Pentagon pushing for an all-out assault on Iraq.
British military planners made it clear they are extremely concerned about the failed raid by US rangers on targets near Kandahar on October 20 and the decision to release a video of it for propaganda reasons.
www.guardian.co.uk /waronterror/story/0,1361,590474,00.html   (795 words)

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