all-out war

all-out war

total war, as opposed to limited military actions or threats of war. We are now concerned about all-out war in the Middle East. Threats of all-out war caused many tourists to leave the country immediately.
See also: war
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Summary: Nearly four years after a popular uprising erupted in Syria, followed by a brutal crackdown that degenerated into all-out war and generated the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.
Gaza on the brink THE Middle East was last night braced for a Israeli ground invasion of Gaza as missile attacks between the two sides threatened to escalate into all-out war.
The United States) must bear it in mind that reckless provocative acts would meet our retaliatory strikes and lead to an all-out war of justice for a final showdown with the United States," a spokesman of the NDC was quoted as saying in a statement carried by Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency.
It is self-evident that any military conflict on the Korean Peninsula is bound to lead to an all-out war, a nuclear war now that even U.
The defiant nation warned of an all-out war if "provoked" further.
Our front-line military groups, the army, the navy and the air force, the anti-aircraft units and the strategic rocket units, who have entered the final all-out war stage, are awaiting the final order to strike," Yonhap reported, quoting North Korean media.
The danger lies in the fact that if all-out war breaks out Egypt will be involved, and so the future of both Egypt and Israel is on the line.
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir threatened all-out war to regain Heglig.
I can say with confidence that virtually everyone I've talked to has said, look, we don't want to go to all-out war with the other," Lyman told reporters by telephone from Khartoum.
Manila Philippine President Benigno Aquino affirmed his position not to declare an all-out war against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
CDATA[ if Israel shrank to just one downtown city block in Tel Aviv, it would still be reason for an all-out war of extermination by the Arab and Muslim world.
According to AL HAYAT, Eisenberg's comments came early Monday morning during a presentation at Tel-Aviv Institute for National Security Studies, in which he said that "the Arab Spring could turn into a radical Islamist winter that increases the chance of an all-out war with our enemies who might use weapons of mass destruction.
In response, North Korea had warned that its army and people were ready for escalated conflicts and on all-out war that would not be confined to the peninsula.
we will answer to this with all-out war," Col Pak In Ho of North Korea's navy said.
Set before Halo 1, you lead the crew through initial skirmishes to an all-out war against the evil beggars in what is a well designed, slick, real time strategy title, Halo or no Halo.