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Chapter 39 - War and Peace

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stockpiling weapons
building up large quantities of weapons
to create instability
to make the area unsafe
to deploy troops
to send soldiers
violence escalates
violence increases dramatically
spate of attacks
a large number of attacks
caught in the crossfire
shot by accident as they were in the wrong place at the wrong time
a pre-emptive strike
an attack made to prevent the enemy from attacking you
collateral damage
unintentional killing of civilians and destruction of non-military targets - term used by those who cause it to make it sound less serious
a surgical strike
a short and narrowly targeted military attack. An attack (usually without prior warning) intended to deal only with a specific target
to call for a ceasefire
an agreement to stop fighting