military occupation

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military occupation

A condition in which territory is under the effective control of a foreign armed force. See also occupied territory; phases of military government.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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By 2009, Doron Baga had become significantly affected by the activities of the insurgents, with the community experiencing frequent violent attacks and even long periods of territorial occupation by the insurgents.
"Moreover, if by chance Turkey was carrying out these operations with the aim of territorial occupation or conquest, then they would be totally condemned," Le Drian affirmed, noting that the above points were clearly made clear to Turkish authorities and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in recent contacts from the French government.
Therefore, the early law was mostly concerned with administrative matters, but now must began to deal with the welfare of civilians and long-term territorial occupation. She covers a conceptual analysis of occupation, current challenges to the law of occupation, the flexibility in the law of occupation itself, international human rights law as a gap-filler, and the United Nations Security Council as a modulator of the law of occupation.
Since ancient times, especially as mammals started appearing on the earth, control over territorial occupation has been a key factor in the idea pertaining to what is commonly known as 'territoriality.' So lions are uneasy on account of other lions in their territory and apes have a recorded history of violent aggression on intruders of their own species.
The fact remains that Israel needs more sustained pressure from the US and the world community to make amends for its territorial occupation and violation of Palestinian rights.

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