paramilitary

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Synonyms for paramilitary

a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops)

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military, which then requires a sizable presence to effectively monitor the safety of the private army.
The private army included ex- Army personnel and former Haryana police officers who guarded Rampal's 12- acre ashram in Barwala round the clock.
She became a player in the political struggles of her day and for a while even had her own, small private army.
They said the suicide bomber hit the council in Hattizai village as it was meeting to raise a private army to oust militants from their area.
private army driving a bayonet through the back of Uncle Sam.
This private army hired by the US government can operate in international war zones and on American soil.
Why would this ill-fated private army become the object of so much rumor, resentment, repression and research?
He once took his radio equipment into Ravenna when neither the Germans nor the Allies were in control of it, but rather a partisan group called Popski's Private Army.
The speech draft prepared for FDR brought to mind Mussolini addressing his Black-Shirt followers, many of whom were demobilized veterans who joined Il Duce's private army.
The incident showed how the new Hamas-led government is turning to its private army to impose order as it fights the rival Fatah movement for control of Palestinian security forces.
troops and a private army under the command of Governor Jan Mohammad, a man Baranowska calls "local warlord, police force, and judiciary.
Also removed from the cabinet were Gul Agha Sherzai, a southern warlord who had been public works minister, and Sayed Hussain Anwari, who controlled a private army in the north and had been agriculture minister.
Afghan state television reported that his father,Ismail Khan, a former anti-Soviet resistance commander who runs a large private army, was also targeted in a separate attack,but escaped unhurt.
To carry out his slave rebellion, Brown organized a private army, including three of his sons, and bought thousands of dollars in weapons with money supplied by Northern supporters.
Dostum, an ethnic Uzbek who controls the largest northern city, Mazar-e-Sharif, with his own private army, had been angry because the key ministries of defence, foreign affairs and the interior all went to an ethnic Tajik group from the Panjshir valley.