No one dared to resist even when the cadres knocked down our walls to make fertilizer… The cadres were so fearsome.
On our way to work every day, the cadres stood by with a bamboo cane in their hand.
So could Putin turn inside, Stalin-like, and find imaginary Trotskyist cells among his own cadres to purge?
So his siloviki [former KGB cadres] might choose to suppress the opposition.
But despite the cruelty of the Red Guards and the highhanded behavior of the Taizhou cadres, Hu never lost faith in the party.
What he meant was to assemble the upper "cadres" to take charge of the organization of the masses for the great migration.
I have already mentioned the cadres of commissioned officers.
Other cadres, a different discipline would be needed to retain the battalions there.
Simply because they were wanting in cadres, in method, in organizers.
At demobilization the cadres of regiments, divisions, etc., should form the fundamental cadres of the militia.
1830, from French cadre, literally "a frame of a picture" (16c.), so, "a detachment forming the skeleton of a regiment" (1851), from Italian quadro, from Latin quadrum "a square" (see quadrille). The communist sense is from 1930.
An elite or select group that forms the core of an organization and is capable of training new members.