They were allegedly both carrying cocaine and barely escaped a confrontation with several FBI agents on board.
Make no mistake, Mr. Obama is being pushed and pulled into a confrontation with Iran.
There will be lots more of those before this confrontation is resolved.
In other more violent cultures like, say, Chicago, one might be more careful about such a confrontation.
The present confrontation over the War Powers Act requires Congress to rethink some tragic events of the past decade.
And we sought to engage the Soviet Union in the important task of moving beyond the cold war and away from confrontation.
After a period of confrontation, we are entering an era of negotiation.
In our relations with the Soviet Union, we have turned away from a policy of confrontation to one of negotiation.
They confronted him with Enriquez, and the confrontation no whit disturbed him.
That was perhaps the worst moment of my life, that confrontation of Semyonov.
1630s, "action of bringing two parties face to face," from Medieval Latin confrontationem, noun of action from past participle stem of confrontare (see confront). International political sense is attested from 1963 and traces to the "Cuban missile crisis" of the previous year.