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Other witnesses said there was an explosion near the headquarters of the Burkinabe armed forces and the French cultural centre, which are located about a kilometre (half a mile) from the site of the first attack.
Because members of the armed forces are held to a high ethical standard, adultery is a military crime.
On hand will be hundreds of re-enactors representing armed forces from the fifth century B.C. to the present.
The newest generation of warplanes and decades-old fighters from three branches of the armed forces took to the skies over the Mojave Desert for one of the largest testing exercises of its kind.
Nevertheless, children can earn citizenship for themselves, and their families can become eligible to apply for full citizenship after serving a tour in the armed forces.
After the war the gun was sold to civilians and armed forces, particularly those belonging to NATO, and eventually more than 50 armies and 93 nations adopted the Hi Power as their standard sidearm.
But the memory of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and others does not belong solely to those who love the armed forces over everybody else.
Hitler’s Luftwaffe and Panzer forces had conquered Poland in the Blitzkrieg of 1939, and in the spring of 1940 had crushed the armed forces of France, Holland and Belgium, and had driven the British army off the European mainland at Dunkirk.
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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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