Praetorian Guard

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Synonyms for Praetorian Guard

a member of the Praetorian Guard

the elite bodyguard of a Roman Emperor in ancient Rome

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This Praetorian Guard story also highlights something perennial about almost all the stories surrounding the Trump administration, and the Trump campaign before that: Many of the people involved would stand to make a lot of money from the proposals they are putting forward.
These soldiers masquerading as citizens were known as the Praetorian Guard.
The IRGC, the Islamic Republic's praetorian guard, is highly suspicious of US military activity near Iran's borders and many senior officers suspect Washington of pursuing regime change in Tehran.
This illustrated survey of the three-hundred-year history of the Praetorian Guard offers a fairly meticulously annotated examination of the evidence (literary, epigraphical, and archaeological) for this private military force alongside a valuable reappraisal of several aspects of Roman military life and the nature of the imperial bodyguard.
The domestic security package creates out of the police a structure that is completely subordinated to centralized control and looks like a Praetorian Guard corps.
Pierson shattered the glass ceiling, but she also helped shatter the concept of an invulnerable Praetorian Guard -- a lapse that puts the president in greater danger from all America's crazed enemies.
Sanchez, who was part of Castro's praetorian guard for 17 years, has claimed that contrary to the sacrifices he demanded of Cubans, Castro never renounced capitalist comforts or chosen to live in austerity.
As an institution, the military loses its constitutional function of protecting citizens and becomes a quasi-private security force that protects a system from which it benefits--in effect becoming a praetorian guard.
Godane has recently sidelined commanders who were also Somali tribal leaders to beef up the Amniyat (secret service), which he uses as a kind of Praetorian Guard that answers only to him.
In Iraq it includes, among other elements, the continued training of something akin to an elite counter-terrorism Praetorian Guard to protect senior officials while also advancing efforts against a growing Salafist presence in the country, linked to resurgent Sunni terrorism that is attempting to weaken the government of Nouri al-Maliki.
This was particularly true of the Interior Ministry, which Ben Ali manipulated as a personal praetorian guard.
I was safe, however, surrounded on the playground by a veritable Praetorian Guard of those I'd ghostwritten letters for.
When Mugabe unleashed his praetorian guard, the Ndebele had nowhere to flee to.
But what is perhaps most significant is the generals' longing to emulate the old Turkish model of the army as the secular constitutional order's Praetorian Guard.
Elite fighting forces; from the Praetorian Guard to the Green Berets.