One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Soldiers deployed on land rather than in the air or at sea.‘simultaneous aerial attacks come as ground troops are carrying out a pincer movement’
- ‘Planes could be used to back up ground troops by using napalm.’
- ‘Ultimately, we're going to have to have more ground troops going in.’
- ‘This time, the war was fought from the air, a reversal of the tradition of air support for ground troops.’
- ‘The ground troops do not engage in maintaining security.’
- ‘In 1950, the prime minister was reluctant to commit ground troops to the conflict.’
- ‘Aircraft were not limited to operating only where their ground troops had taken ground.’
- ‘They deployed half a million ground troops and dropped more than six million tons of bombs.’
- ‘Throughout the war, marine aircraft were the supporting weapon of choice among ground troops of all services.’
- ‘With no bombing campaign to halt or any ground troops to withdraw, our ability to stop the war is rather limited.’
- ‘The central computer could conceivably be a simple notebook operated by ground troops.’
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