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Defensive measure   /dɪfˈɛnsɪv mˈɛʒər/   Listen
Defensive measure

(military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies.  Synonyms: defence, defense.  "They were developed for the defense program"

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"Defensive measure" Quotes from Famous Books

... duty solemnly to declare that this war was undertaken solely as a defensive measure to safeguard the threatened independence of the South African Republic, and is only continued in order to secure and safeguard the incontestable independence of both Republics as sovereign international states, and to obtain the ...
— Lord Milner's Work in South Africa - From its Commencement in 1897 to the Peace of Vereeniging in 1902 • W. Basil Worsfold

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