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INVASION. The entry of a country by a public enemy, making war.
     2. The Constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 8, gives power to congress "to provide for calling the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions." Vide Insurrection.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Brothers Jed Eckhart (Chris Hemsworth) and Matt (Josh Peck) wake up to sounds of explosions by North Korean bombers and scores of parachuting soldiers in a hostile invasion. Under the leadership of Jed the group learns how to fight and shoot.
The white paper also proposed a reduction in the current SDF armory to counter hostile invasions of Japan, while maintaining a ''fundamental'' defense force to deal with such invasions.
All the indignities and disenchantment of hostile invasions, of colossal disaster, of suffering, of loss, of death await us.