the full wartime complement of men, equipment, and vehicles of a military unit
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How to use war establishment in a sentence
Contrary to dire warnings from the drug war establishment, the sky has not fallen.Victory for Pot Means Beginning of the End of Our Crazy Drug War | Martin A. Lee | November 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They prove to what a pitch Duke Frederick had raised the credit of his state and war establishment.New Italian sketches | John Addington Symonds
In the report of the technical sub-committee the war establishment for an expeditionary force is planned on these lines.The War in the Air; Vol. 1 | Walter Raleigh.
The British have a peace as well as a war establishment for their navy; and the former was usually about one-third of the latter.
He thought the number of men and officers should be regulated for a peace, and not a war establishment.
A war establishment was kept up in time of peace in the island of Cuba to protect the island from threatened invasions.