Military science says that the more troops the greater the strength.
There are sacrifices in any military campaign.
This contradiction arises from the fact that military science assumes the strength of an army to be identical with its numbers.
The explanation of this strange fact given by Russian military historians (to the effect that Kutuzov hindered an attack) is unfounded, for we know that he could not restrain the troops from attacking at Vyazma and Tarutino.
Helicopters thumped in the distance while military patrols roared overhead.
In military affairs the strength of an army is the product of its mass and some unknown x.
"What year did you enter the service?" he asked with that affectation of military bluntness and geniality with which he always addressed the soldiers.
The question I have asked these gentlemen to meet to discuss is a military one.
The Russian military historians in so far as they submit to claims of logic must admit that conclusion, and in spite of their lyrical rhapsodies about valor, devotion, and so forth, must reluctantly admit that the French retreat from Moscow was a series of victories for Napoleon and defeats for Kutuzov.
I felt like a POW giving up military secrets.
The rest of the military is overseas.
He made no reply on his father's favorite topic-- making fun of the military men of the day, and more particularly of Bonaparte.
He listened, refraining from a reply, and involuntarily wondered how this old man, living alone in the country for so many years, could know and discuss so minutely and acutely all the recent European military and political events.
Exactly opposite Weyrother, with his glistening wide-open eyes fixed upon him and his mustache twisted upwards, sat the ruddy Miloradovich in a military pose, his elbows turned outwards, his hands on his knees, and his shoulders raised.
Not of the military regulations or of the arrangement of the Ryazan serfs' quitrents.
The chief attraction of military service has consisted and will consist in this compulsory and irreproachable idleness.
Anatole was sitting upright in the classic pose of military dandies, the lower part of his face hidden by his beaver collar and his head slightly bent.
"Do you know, Rapp, what military art is?" asked he.
Every army is composed of lower grades of the service--the rank and file--of whom there are always the greatest number; of the next higher military rank--corporals and noncommissioned officers of whom there are fewer, and of still-higher officers of whom there are still fewer, and so on to the highest military command which is concentrated in one person.
As Easterners, Brady and his brothers continued the legacy their father and grandfather had of serving as the military advisors to the politicians that Tim's Western family bred.
The highest-ranking military members and civilian staff members were crammed into the small center, staring at the scene on the screen before them.
Upon the military insurrection of September 1881, Sherif was summoned by the khedive Tewfik to form a new ministry.
Military commission, took his seat in the House of Representatives, in December 1863.
He became teacher of science successively at the French gymnasium in Berlin, and at the military academy, and on the foundation of the university of Berlin in 1810 he was chosen professor of physics.
Nicephorus, who needed large sums to strengthen his military force, set himself with great energy to increase the empire's revenue.
He had behaved like a cowardly recruit who mutilates himself to escape military service.
It is the headquarters of a military command, and the residence of a Roman Catholic bishop; its principal buildings are the cathedral, military college, arsenal and observatory.
Granitza), a narrow strip of Austrian-Hungarian territory stretching along the borders of Turkey, which had for centuries a peculiar military organization, and from 1849 to 1873 constituted a crown-land.
In 1872 the Banat regiments followed suit; and in 1873 the old military organization was abolished in the rest of the frontier.
DINAPUR, a town and military station of British India, in the Patna district of Bengal, on the right bank of the Ganges, 12 m.
It is the largest military cantonment in Bengal, with accommodation for two batteries of artillery, a European and a native infantry regiment.
Because when once a man starts on military service, he should try to make as successful a career of it as possible.
Unlike the regular military, the political elite's security private forces were made up of children from the upper class to prevent the elite class from becoming polluted by the poor.
On the 6th of March 1821 Santarosa and three associates had an interview with the prince, and on the 10th they carried out the military "pronunciamiento" which proclaimed the Spanish constitution.
Hastings did not hesitate to take upon his own shoulders the whole responsibility of military affairs.
The pressing demands of the military chest had to be satisfied by loans, and in at least one case from the private purse of the governor-general.
It has no military and is strictly neutral.
Langeron, trying as virulently as possible to sting Weyrother's vanity as author of the military plan, argued that Bonaparte might easily attack instead of being attacked, and so render the whole of this plan perfectly worthless.
Moving troops in close proximity to an enemy is always dangerous, and military history supports that view.
While waiting in the reception room Pierre with weary eyes watched the various officials, old and young, military and civilian, who were there.
"But military men have told me that it is impossible to fight in the town," said Pierre, "and that the position..."
Men in military uniforms and Hessian boots could be seen through the windows, laughing and walking through the rooms.
The commander of the militia was a civilian general, an old man who was evidently pleased with his military designation and rank.
With regard to military matters, Napoleon immediately on his entry into Moscow gave General Sabastiani strict orders to observe the movements of the Russian army, sent army corps out along the different roads, and charged Murat to find Kutuzov.
Military, administrative, political, and masonic interests continually absorbed his attention.
The last backwash of the movement from the west occurs: a backwash which serves to solve the apparently insuperable diplomatic difficulties and ends the military movement of that period of history.
It is only to prevent some Pugachev or other from killing my children and yours, and Arakcheev from sending me off to some Military Settlement.
But they didn't wear military clothing or symbols.
We've all but taken over the military and have people in all levels of government.
A military transport rolled from the main road leading out of the forest a few hundred meters away towards the town.
She knew nothing of the military regulars aside from the very few she'd met.
"We're all there is here in the States," the military regular said.
The military is trying to find them all and pull out the supplies before anyone else steals them.
Lana looked up curiously, wondering if the military was doing maneuvers.
Except for his army hitch and a few late night military flights, Dean had never been west of the Mississippi and he'd never seen scenery as spectacular as Colorado in late spring.
He was appointed inspector-general of higher education in 1876, and after his election as life senator in 1881 he continued to take an active interest in educational questions, especially as affected by compulsory military service.
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A military organization may be quite correctly compared to a cone, of which the base with the largest diameter consists of the rank and file; the next higher and smaller section of the cone consists of the next higher grades of the army, and so on to the apex, the point of which will represent the commander-in-chief.
Katie braced herself for a storage room full of military uniforms and was surprised to see what looked much like a women's department section.
As long as these states were to share a currency, a military, provide for interstate trade, and have a single foreign policy, they could retain the economic advantages of being a large nation while maximizing individual liberty and self-determination.
Parents whose children are in the military generally aren't the ones hawkishly pushing for war.
Economic accomplishments replacing military ones for men.
Because military accomplishments were one way to do that, the military attracted the most ambitious young men eager to prove themselves—and "proving themselves" meant battle.
While military service was less important to securing work in commerce, that was not a particularly noteworthy occupation.
Military heroes of the last several centuries, such as the aforementioned Lafayette and Hamilton and Travis, were not bloodthirsty.
If you made a product the military could use, government contracts came a-flowin'.
If you did not, you could retool and make something the military could buy.
By the time Eisenhower left office, this had changed, and a dedicated military industry existed.
This means that non-military manufacturing interests in the United States no longer profit as in the past from war.
The military doesn't buy their haircuts, website design, or piano lessons.
If the nation goes to war, the military would need more C2000s, right?
It used to be that if you conquered another nation, your soldiers became looters and the military got to haul off everything of value in the country.
The arch not only celebrates this military victory, it points out that it was profitable.
The decline of military alliances and the rise of economic ones.
It all happened because of military pacts in which an attack on one party was viewed as an attack on all.
In military alliances, however, it is much likelier that when nations choose their friends, they create enemies where there were none before.
Almost three-quarters of all defense spending occurs within NATO countries, meaning the alliance is largely the only military show in town.
If NATO is responsible for the bulk of the world's military spending and NATO no longer has the stomach for full-on war with modern states, then large-scale war seems less likely.
We could go on here and talk about other military powers and alliances, but the simple fact is that large countries are less willing to risk war in defense of small ones.
This has come about as we have left a polarized world behind us and the importance of military alliances has fallen.
They were not, for the most part, military men.
Autocrats can hold power indefinitely if they control the media, the military, business, the money, and information.
Oddly, it could, however, join the military and go fight in a war overseas.
"Ah yes, my dear," said the count, addressing the visitor and pointing to Nicholas, "his friend Boris has become an officer, and so for friendship's sake he is leaving the university and me, his old father, and entering the military service, my dear.
Everyone stood up respectfully when the Military Governor, having stayed about half an hour alone with the dying man, passed out, slightly acknowledging their bows and trying to escape as quickly as possible from the glances fixed on him by the doctors, clergy, and relatives of the family.
When the Military Governor had gone, Prince Vasili sat down all alone on a chair in the ballroom, crossing one leg high over the other, leaning his elbow on his knee and covering his face with his hand.
The Military Governor himself? was being asked at the other side of the room.
Langeron's objections were valid but it was obvious that their chief aim was to show General Weyrother--who had read his dispositions with as much self-confidence as if he were addressing school children--that he had to do, not with fools, but with men who could teach him something in military matters.
You are proposing new military laws?
He mounted it and rode at a gallop to one of the bridges over the Niemen, deafened continually by incessant and rapturous acclamations which he evidently endured only because it was impossible to forbid the soldiers to express their love of him by such shouting, but the shouting which accompanied him everywhere disturbed him and distracted him from the military cares that had occupied him from the time he joined the army.
Bagration alone is a military man.
Already from his military experience and what he had seen in the Austrian campaign, he had come to the conclusion that in war the most deeply considered plans have no significance and that all depends on the way unexpected movements of the enemy--that cannot be foreseen--are met, and on how and by whom the whole matter is handled.
It is only because military men are invested with pomp and power and crowds of sychophants flatter power, attributing to it qualities of genius it does not possess.
The success of a military action depends not on them, but on the man in the ranks who shouts, 'We are lost!' or who shouts, 'Hurrah!'
Since the campaigns of Austerlitz and of 1807 Rostov knew by experience that men always lie when describing military exploits, as he himself had done when recounting them; besides that, he had experience enough to know that nothing happens in war at all as we can imagine or relate it.
I don't know, I am very far from having military tastes, but in these times no one can answer for himself.
He was wearing the white Horse Guard's cap and a military overcoat with a whip hanging over his shoulder by a thin strap.
He kept looking to either side of the road for familiar faces, but only saw everywhere the unfamiliar faces of various military men of different branches of the service, who all looked with astonishment at his white hat and green tail coat.
Here, at the extreme left flank, Bennigsen talked a great deal and with much heat, and, as it seemed to Pierre, gave orders of great military importance.
This disposition on the left flank increased Pierre's doubt of his own capacity to understand military matters.
Not being a military man I can't say I have understood it fully, but I understand the general position.
The military calling is the most highly honored.
The habits of the military class are the absence of freedom, that is, discipline, idleness, ignorance, cruelty, debauchery, and drunkenness.
All the kings, except the Chinese, wear military uniforms, and he who kills most people receives the highest rewards.
It was evident to anyone, military or not, that it was here the French should attack.
A crowd of military men was assembled there, members of the staff could be heard conversing in French, and Kutuzov's gray head in a white cap with a red band was visible, his gray nape sunk between his shoulders.
He treated his Serene Highness with a somewhat affected nonchalance intended to show that, as a highly trained military man, he left it to Russians to make an idol of this useless old man, but that he knew whom he was dealing with.
The Imperial army, strictly speaking, was one third composed of Dutch, Belgians, men from the borders of the Rhine, Piedmontese, Swiss, Genevese, Tuscans, Romans, inhabitants of the Thirty-second Military Division, of Bremen, of Hamburg, and so on: it included scarcely a hundred and forty thousand who spoke French.
Learned military authorities quite seriously tell us that Kutuzov should have moved his army to the Kaluga road long before reaching Fili, and that somebody actually submitted such a proposal to him.
This brilliant company separated into several groups who all discussed the advantages and disadvantages of the position, the state of the army, the plans suggested, the situation of Moscow, and military questions generally.
He stood a little behind the governor and held himself with military decorum through the service, meditating on a great variety of subjects.
That readiness will not weaken in me, but I and Russia have a right to expect from you all the zeal, firmness, and success which your intellect, military talent, and the courage of the troops you command justify us in expecting.
Her gaze dropped to the driver's seat, where a small black military radio sat where none had been when she left the car.
He hadn't issued an emergency order over the nets of those who worked for him, and he'd asked someone in the regular military to contact her rather than calling out his special security forces.
Members of the elite federal government and military personnel darted between greencars and buildings, the buzz of radios and shouts adding to the compound's chaos.
Meanwhile, his people acted as the eyes on the ground to the regular military, most of which was exiled overseas after the war to prevent the divided political elite from seizing control of it again.
Every mission overseas with the regular military, every PMF mission here.
The regular military was in no position to help, not when the bulk of it was overseas.
So the PMF and military really are helping.
Not a soldier himself, he had to control and direct the movements of armies; can we be surprised if he failed, or if he was unable to keep control over the generals or to establish that military co-operation so essential to success?
In due time he entered the military service, and fought through the civil wars until the peace in 1598.
Astorga was the Roman Asturica Augusta, a provincial capital, and the meeting-place of four military roads.
Paupers, insane, and those convicted of treason, felony or bribery in an election are barred, " while the disability continues," and no person in the military, naval or marine service of the United States is deemed.
There are several fine public buildings, as the governor's palace, the new opera-house, the public library and museum of Maltese antiquities, and the auberges or lodges of the Knights of Malta (especially the Auberge de Castile) which are now used for military offices, club-rooms, and other purposes.
The work of fortifying the place has been carried on by the British government, which possesses here a naval hospital, military prison and other necessary institutions.
Since the British occupation Valletta has been a naval and military station of the first importance.
At the same time a settlement of the land revenue on leases for five years was begun, and the police and military systems of the country were placed upon a new footing.
When nations are young and when they are poor, they usually focus on two things: the military and civil order.
Nations can do this by acquiring enough military might that an attempted land grab would cost their neighbors more than they would get if successful.
Weaponized famine occurs when hunger itself is used to gain a political or military end.
President Dwight Eisenhower, lifelong military man and five-star general, had much to say on the waging of war.
The way to end war is not to set up some big world government or eliminate nation-states, which will always retain the right to take unilateral military action to defend themselves.
You military men like that sort of thing.
After the Austerlitz campaign Prince Andrew had firmly resolved not to continue his military service, and when the war recommenced and everybody had to serve, he took a post under his father in the recruitment so as to avoid active service.
Military science, seeing in history innumerable instances of the fact that the size of any army does not coincide with its strength and that small detachments defeat larger ones, obscurely admits the existence of this unknown factor and tries to discover it--now in a geometric formation, now in the equipment employed, now, and most usually, in the genius of the commanders.
Thirdly it was impossible, because the military term "to cut off" has no meaning.
Dean "attended" college, served in the military, and was employed by the Parkside, Pennsylvania Police Department for fifteen years.
The room contained two full-sized beds and two large wardrobes along with military-style trunks at the foot of each bed.
He was built from the same mold—large and muscular, the kind of man more fitted to military special forces or UFC prizefighting than financial planning.
"Rhyn's rescues look like well-planned military campaigns compared to this," she muttered.
Is our nation so poor or so weak that we must resort to the ultimate in pragmatism and befriend nations in the name of commerce or prosperity or military security while turning a blind eye to the suffering of their people?