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    #1

    an armed military





    Is he requiring the Palestinians not have an armed military, or military aircraft?

    Source:Obama only 'talks the talk' - Israel Opinion, Ynetnews


    Isn't military armed forces? So, why is the word armed being used while the word military already armed?

    The Free Dictionary states that; military - definition of military






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    Re: an armed military

    I would say it's a matter of equipment scales. There's a big difference between a military force equipped only with pistols and rifles [sometimes referred to as a "gendarmerie"] and one equipped with the heavy armour and artillery which confer a full "war-fighting" capability.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: an armed military

    It does sound a bit odd, though.

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    Re: an armed military

    Presumably, it would refer to the ability to lob rockets and other ordnance into Israel.

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