aggressor

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aggressor

noun antagonist, assailant, assailer, assaulter, attacker, belligerent, besieger, combatant, criminal, fighter, foe, initiative seizer, invader, prime mover, ravager, ruffian, stormer, violator

AGGRESSOR, crim. law. He who begins, a quarrel or dispute, either by threatening or striking another. No man may strike another because he has threatened, or in consequence of the use of any words.

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The Guard defends its inclusion of "foreign students" as potential opposing forces by suggesting that Middle Eastern terrorists might pose as students at universities such as Washington State and launch terrorist attacks against federal facilities in Idaho.
Irregular opposing-force actions occur predominantly within the realm of the lower hierarchies, as that is where opposing forces have greatest control.
He also said that "while no progress was made in the implementation of military-related confidence building measures, neither of the opposing forces conducted any major military exercises during the reporting period.
Unofficial truces between opposing forces occurred at other times during World War One but never on the scale of that first Christmas truce.
And a race begins among various opposing forces to discover the lists with Charlie in the middle, prompted by the story the daughter of one of the hunters tells him which she had learned from her dying father.
The only problem is, some opposing forces don't welcome any form of government, and her attempts may only succeed in destroying a slowly-blossoming civilization.
Watch as El Ligero and co lock horns between the opposing forces of good and evil alongside a delectable selection of Latin American food stalls, vibrant decorations and family-friendly fun and games.
The White House told the media last week that the administration will aid rebel forces after finding "credible evidence" Assad used chemical weapons against opposing forces.
Though sad personally to see Stuart Drummond''s departure from local politics because I think he brought a fresh approach to council dynamics and did his best to try to balance the opposing forces in local governance, I think democracy in Hartlepool will ultimately triumph with the reversion to the older, tried and tested committee system If only those in power presently here in Middlesbrough had similarly had the courage and magnanimity of heart to permit the voters of our town to follow suit and save us thousands of pounds in the process.
Istanbul, Turkey, Jumada I 6, 1434, Mar 18, 2013, SPA - Syria's main opposition coalition began a push Monday to form an interim government to provide services to people living in parts of the country now controlled by opposing forces of Bashar Al-Assad regime.
Fayyad went on to note that the steadfastness of the Syrian regime versus the drainage of powers by the opposing forces shall enforce, at a certain moment, the return to the table of dialogue, once again
It also states that the SAF continues to develop a military training system unique with the strategic missile force, improve the conditions of on-base, simulated and networked training, conduct trans-regional maneuvers and training with opposing forces in complex electromagnetic environments, Xinhua reports.