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Military uniform

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It is typically officially authorized and maintained by a sovereign state, with its members identifiable by their distinct military uniform.
A military uniform is a standardised dress worn by members of the armed forces and paramilitaries of various nations.

Navy

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It may consist of one or more military branches such as an Army, Navy, Air Force and in certain countries, Marines and Coast Guard.
A navy or sea force is the branch of a nation's armed forces principally designated for naval and amphibious warfare; namely, lake-borne, riverine, littoral, or ocean-borne combat operations and related functions.

Army

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It may consist of one or more military branches such as an Army, Navy, Air Force and in certain countries, Marines and Coast Guard.
Within a national military force, the word army may also mean a field army.

Military branch

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It may consist of one or more military branches such as an Army, Navy, Air Force and in certain countries, Marines and Coast Guard.
Military branch (also service branch or armed service) is according to common standard the subdivision of the national armed forces of a sovereign nation or state.

Coast guard

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It may consist of one or more military branches such as an Army, Navy, Air Force and in certain countries, Marines and Coast Guard.
The term implies widely different responsibilities in different countries, from being a heavily armed military force with customs and security duties to being a volunteer organization tasked with search and rescue functions and lacking any law enforcement powers.

Irregular military

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There are various forms of irregular military forces, not belonging to a recognized state; though they share many attributes with regular military forces, they are less often referred to as simply "military".
Irregular military is any non-standard military component that is distinct from a country's national armed forces.

Paramilitary

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In broad usage, the terms "armed forces" and "military" are often treated as synonymous, although in technical usage a distinction is sometimes made in which a country's armed forces may include both its military and other paramilitary forces.
A paramilitary is a semi-militarized force whose organizational structure, tactics, training, subculture, and (often) function are similar to those of a professional military, but is not formally part of a country's armed forces.

Military personnel

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In general, it refers to the physicality of armed forces, their personnel, equipment, and the physical area which they occupy.
Military personnel are members of the state's armed forces.

Military rank

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The military organization is characterized by a strict command hierarchy divided by military rank, with ranks normally grouped (in descending order of authority) as officers (e.g. Colonel), non-commissioned officers (e.g. Sergeant), and personnel at the lowest rank (e.g. Private Soldier).
Military ranks are a system of hierarchical relationships in armed forces, police, intelligence agencies or other institutions organized along military lines.

Officer (armed forces)

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The military organization is characterized by a strict command hierarchy divided by military rank, with ranks normally grouped (in descending order of authority) as officers (e.g. Colonel), non-commissioned officers (e.g. Sergeant), and personnel at the lowest rank (e.g. Private Soldier).
An officer is a member of an armed forces or uniformed service who holds a position of authority.

Air force

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It may consist of one or more military branches such as an Army, Navy, Air Force and in certain countries, Marines and Coast Guard.
More specifically, it is the branch of a nation's armed services that is responsible for aerial warfare as distinct from an army or navy.

Infantry

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In addition to their rank, personnel occupy one of many trade roles, which are often grouped according to the nature of the role's military task on combat operations: combat roles (e.g. infantry), combat support roles (e.g. combat engineers), and combat service support roles (e.g. logistical support).
Infantry make up a large portion of all armed forces in most nations, and typically bear the largest brunt in warfare, as measured by casualties, deprivation, or physical and psychological stress.

Conscription

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Personnel may be recruited or conscripted, depending on the system chosen by the state.
The modern system of near-universal national conscription for young men dates to the French Revolution in the 1790s, where it became the basis of a very large and powerful military.

Military recruitment

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Personnel may be recruited or conscripted, depending on the system chosen by the state.
Across the world, the large majority of recruits to state armed forces and non-state armed groups are male.

Military discharge

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Some armed forces allow a short discharge window, normally during training, when recruits may leave the armed force as of right.
A military discharge is given when a member of the armed forces is released from his or her obligation to serve.

Desertion

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Military law introduces offences not recognised by civilian courts, such as absence without leave (AWOL), desertion, political acts, malingering, behaving disrespectfully, and disobedience (see, for example, offences against military law in the United Kingdom).
In the military, desertion is the abandonment of a duty or post without permission (a pass, liberty or leave) and is done with the intention of not returning.

Command hierarchy

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The military organization is characterized by a strict command hierarchy divided by military rank, with ranks normally grouped (in descending order of authority) as officers (e.g. Colonel), non-commissioned officers (e.g. Sergeant), and personnel at the lowest rank (e.g. Private Soldier).
In a military context, the chain of command is the line of authority and responsibility along which orders are passed within a military unit and between different units.

Airman

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While senior officers make strategic decisions, subordinated military personnel (soldiers, sailors, marines, or airmen) fulfil them.
An airman is a member of an air force or air arm of a nation's armed forces.

Indian Armed Forces

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This helps to quantify and qualify such statements as: "China and India maintain the largest armed forces in the World" or that "the U.S. Military is considered to be the world's strongest".
The Indian Armed Forces are the military forces of the Republic of India.

Combat

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In addition to their rank, personnel occupy one of many trade roles, which are often grouped according to the nature of the role's military task on combat operations: combat roles (e.g. infantry), combat support roles (e.g. combat engineers), and combat service support roles (e.g. logistical support).
Combat is typically between opposing military forces in warfare.

Clandestine operation

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The difficulty in using military intelligence concepts and military intelligence methods is in the nature of the secrecy of the information they seek, and the clandestine nature that intelligence operatives work in obtaining what may be plans for a conflict escalation, initiation of combat, or an invasion.
A clandestine operation is an intelligence or military operation carried out in such a way that the operation goes unnoticed by the general population or specific enemy forces.

Military logistics

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Capability development, which is often referred to as the military 'strength', is arguably one of the most complex activities known to humanity; because it requires determining: strategic, operational, and tactical capability requirements to counter the identified threats; strategic, operational, and tactical doctrines by which the acquired capabilities will be used; identifying concepts, methods, and systems involved in executing the doctrines; creating design specifications for the manufacturers who would produce these in adequate quantity and quality for their use in combat; purchase the concepts, methods, and systems; create a forces structure that would use the concepts, methods, and systems most effectively and efficiently; integrate these concepts, methods, and systems into the force structure by providing military education, training, and practice that preferably resembles combat environment of intended use; create military logistics systems to allow continued and uninterrupted performance of military organisations under combat conditions, including provision of health services to the personnel, and maintenance for the equipment; the services to assist recovery of wounded personnel, and repair of damaged equipment; and finally, post-conflict demobilisation, and disposal of war stocks surplus to peacetime requirements.
Military logistics is the discipline of planning and carrying out the movement, supply, and maintenance of military forces.

Military organization

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Capability development, which is often referred to as the military 'strength', is arguably one of the most complex activities known to humanity; because it requires determining: strategic, operational, and tactical capability requirements to counter the identified threats; strategic, operational, and tactical doctrines by which the acquired capabilities will be used; identifying concepts, methods, and systems involved in executing the doctrines; creating design specifications for the manufacturers who would produce these in adequate quantity and quality for their use in combat; purchase the concepts, methods, and systems; create a forces structure that would use the concepts, methods, and systems most effectively and efficiently; integrate these concepts, methods, and systems into the force structure by providing military education, training, and practice that preferably resembles combat environment of intended use; create military logistics systems to allow continued and uninterrupted performance of military organisations under combat conditions, including provision of health services to the personnel, and maintenance for the equipment; the services to assist recovery of wounded personnel, and repair of damaged equipment; and finally, post-conflict demobilisation, and disposal of war stocks surplus to peacetime requirements.
Military organization or military organisation is the structuring of the armed forces of a state so as to offer such military capability as a national defense policy may require.

People's Liberation Army

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This helps to quantify and qualify such statements as: "China and India maintain the largest armed forces in the World" or that "the U.S. Military is considered to be the world's strongest".
As per Credit Suisse, the PLA is the world's third-most powerful military.

Economics of defense

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Defense economics is the financial and monetary efforts made to resource and sustain militaries, and to finance military operations, including war.
The economics of defense or defense economics is a subfield of economics, an application of the economic theory to the issues of military defense.