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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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Stuart Laycock, the author, went through the history of each country alphabetically, researching its history to establish whether, at any point, they were invaded by Britain, the report said.
For all we know about Grenada these days, it might have needed invading again, but Bush, a man known for his prudence, obviously didn't want to see what would happen if a President staged a very large invasion of the very same very small country some other President had invaded. Panama is larger than Grenada, but it is still pretty small.
The newspapers said hours after invading and shutting down Daily Trust regional office in Maiduguri, with editor and reporter arrested a new set of armed soldiers invaded Daily Trust head office, Abuja, packing computer set while ordering all members of staff to leave the newsroom.
'The hippos attacked some cows that were grazing by the shores, killing two of them before they invaded nearby rice and maize plantations,' resident John Nguka said.
Also in Hebron, the soldiers invaded the towns of Surif and ath-Thaheriyya, and abducted two Palestinians .
Tibetan visitors said these kinds of exhibitions will be helpful in proving that Tibet is a separate nation and China has forcefully invaded it and trying to destroy the its culture.
(1) In 1862, Neumann reported a carcinoma of the lower lip that invaded both mental nerves; this was the first recorded case of perineural invasion of the cranial nerves by a primary tumor of the head and neck.
FIVE demonstrators who invaded the stage of Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre in protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin's inauguration have received jail terms of up to a week.
However, Jugurtha's forces soon invaded Adherbal's territory, and Rome intervened with military force.
Though coquies invaded Florida roughly a century ago, they haven't spread far there, Campbell notes, probably because they had plenty of competitors for food and shelter.
She ran to the Press Complaints Commission to moan that we had invaded her privacy.
At least nine times in the last eight years, Turkish forces have invaded northern Iraq to attack Kurdish rebels.