having force

See: forcible
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The rebel faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO) led by former vice president, Riek Machar, said having forces around the South Sudanese capital, Juba, but could not claim responsibility for the recent attack on Juba-Kajokeji road.
Saudi FM Saud al-Faisal Oct 13 accused Tehran of having forces inside Syria, Iraq and Yemen, and insisted Iran was "part of the problem" in trying to defuse a myriad Middle East crises.
a legal basis for having forces in Afghanistan after 2014.
So having forces in Iraq -- at the level they're at --don't allow us to fill the need that we have in Afghanistan, the US joint chief of staff said.
It has to be about having forces with the characteristics and capabilities that are ready to go when the Air Force needs them.
This requirements-capabilities gap could, if allowed to persist, ultimately defeat NATO's objectives of having forces able to operate together across the entire spectrum of combat capabilities and to prevail decisively with minimum casualties," Mr Coffman said.
There has been growing frustration among members of the US-led coalition being assembled against IS at the reluctance of Turkey to intervene, despite having forces positioned on the border.
Only 18 percent think that having forces in Afghanistan makes Britain a safer place with three in five who disagree (60 percent).