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The post-war German constitution ruled out any combat deployments of the armed forces, a prohibition that was lifted only in 1994.
Venezuela’s Supreme Court in exile on Monday asked their country’s armed forces and Interpol to detain President Nicolás Maduro, saying there was probable cause to put him on trial for corruption and other crimes.
Growing up, Rodriguez viewed people serving in the armed forces as superheroes.
Arizona statute says the president can directly mobilize National Guard troops into the armed forces.
Both currently serving members of the armed forces and veterans are invited to participate.
Fifty years later, families and communities are still being ripped apart by the same armed forces that protect and serve some, while incarcerating and killing others. Larry Payne’s death may have preceded hashtags, but his life still matters.
The heads of Egypt’s armed forces, which has around 1.2 million active personnel, also control a large percentage of the country’s economy, though the military budget is secret and their industries are not taxed or audited.
Thirty-eight people were killed in an August 2017 riot in a prison in the state of Amazonas, with the armed forces dispatched to put down the uprising.
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Definition of armed forces for English Language Learners
: the military organizations (such as the army, navy, and air force) of a country
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