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Japanese – Bouei | Kougeki

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Defence, Japanese, Offence

防衛 (ぼうえい) bouei Relates to defence; protection The term bouei consists of two characters: 防 bou – ward off; defend; protect; resist 衛 ei – defence; protection This meaning is reflected in such concepts “autonomous defence” (自主防衛じしゅぼうえいjishu bouei), in which Japan would seek to develop the capabilities to protect itself and its interests. However, the […]

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Shan – Karn Ket Kae | Karn Khao Tuk

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Defence, Offence, Shan

Karn Ket Kae Karn Khao Tuk Relates to defence/offence Karn, which literally means ‘activity, action or work’, is also used as a prefix turning a verb into a verbal noun. Ket means ‘to head off, thwart, hinder, obstruct’ and combined with kae, ‘to deliver from or remove a present evil, save from harm or danger’ […]

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Indonesian – Serangan

May 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on Indonesian – Serangan · Indonesian, Offence

Serangan Relates to offence; attack The Indonesian Armed Forces has gone through several changes of its name from which we could deduce evolving semantic, institutional and strategic identities.  This process began with Tentara Rakyat Indonesia (Indonesian People’s Army), a militia-like people’s army that was formed by political, religious and regional organisations during the revolutionary struggle.  […]

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