Show of Force

1. The deployment of force to deter an aggressive act and to demonstrate the resolve to carry out armed action should the aggressive acts continue. (AFPM 3-8-1) 2. An operation, designated to demonstrate US resolve, that involves increased visibility of US deployed forces in an attempt to defuse a specific situation, which, if allowed to continue, may be detrimental to US interests or national objectives. (PAM 8-03)

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