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declare war

1. To officially announce the intention to fight against an enemy country or group in a war. We will have to declare war if the rebels advance over our border.
2. To announce the intention to vehemently oppose someone or something. This usage does not refer to physical fighting. The mayor has declared war on crime in our city and is bolstering our police force.
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declare war

1. To state formally the intention to carry on armed hostilities against.
2. To state one's intent to suppress or eradicate: declared war on drug dealing in the neighborhood.
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Part III, "Speculating on Solutions," concludes that in order for Congress to properly discharge its constitutional obligation to declare war, "substantive changes would have to occur in three different groups: Congress, the general public, and the professional military." First, pertaining to the military, Hallett advocates developing doctrine so that personnel can constantly evaluate strategy and develop methods to prevent incoherent operations.
We'll declare war against them, kaya man natin 'yan sila (we can handle them, anyway)," Duterte said.
The President made this speech in Leyte, where he slammed the US for treating the Philippines as a "bait" and for "egging us." In my book, such a speech was totally unnecessary for the simple reason that the US would never declare war against China.
I told them that I will return their garbage and we can't agree on it), I will declare war," he added.
On April 23, Duterte threatened to declare war against Canada if it does not take out its trash from the Philippines, which was sent to the country in 2013.
The Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2019 restores to Congress the sole power to declare war by prohibiting any funding for an unauthorized attack on Iran, thereby blocking the president from provoking an unnecessary military conflict in the Middle East.
I don't know that there's anything that can be done, but I think understanding that it can drive people insane is the first step" "We have declared war on our nature when we declare war on the natural world.
I don't know that there's anything that can be done, but I think understanding that it can drive people insane is the first step" Game Of Thrones' Maisie Williams "We have declared war on our nature when we declare war on the natural world.
NOVEMBER 5, 1914 Britain and the Ottoman Empire declare war on each other.
Despite efforts over the years by presidents from both major political parties to prove the existence of executive war powers, the black letter of the Constitution, as well as the history of that document's drafting and ratification, makes the locus of war-making power clear: Congress possesses the exclusive power to declare war.
Now I am coming for them and I'm bold enough to declare war against these criminals," Mr Nuno said.
The American said: "I declare war. I am declaring war upon AJ.
The American said: "I FIGHTING TALK Wilder declare war. I am declaring war upon AJ.
In some cases, according to the proposal, a prime minister would be able to declare war or get approval for a lengthy military operation even without the full security cabinet's approval.
Chief of Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance said, "Canada is not at a declared state of war," although he qualified that assertion by saying we are "a lawful party to an armed conflict against a non-state actor." Technically and legally, in a spurious sort of way, he is correct: We are not "at war." I say spurious way because it is obvious that a nation does not have to declare war in order to go overseas to kill people.