raise troops

See: recruit
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A GREAT and INDEPENDENT fund of revenue is passing into the hands of a SINGLE BODY of men, who can RAISE TROOPS to an INDEFINITE NUMBER, and appropriate money to their support for an INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME.
He died in exile, trying to raise troops in Turkey for the Polish independence struggles.
The SRAF is keen to carry out joint exercises with friendly countries to raise troops' combat readiness, he said.
drawdown schedule first reported by Reuters in November, said the additional forces were needed because delays in signing security pacts had impacted plans to raise troops from other countries.
Needed to raise troops but was finding it hard to cope with his own game.
Readers will recall that in May, the Gazette pictured Cpl Yarker next to his hero, soccer legend David Beckham in war-torn Afghanistan after the England star went out to raise troops' morale.
Furthermore, the limited nature of the Confederation's congressional powers contributed to military weakness by making it difficult to raise troops. The military question remained unresolved until the Constitutional Convention settled the question.
The increase in budget spending will be used to raise troops' wages, to train personnel and adjust the structure of troop units, he said.
But when the Earl of Mar tried to raise troops in Scotland for the Jacobite cause, his own troops were so reluctant that he had to threaten to torch their houses to get them to comply.
Ruthless, bloodthirsty, and tyrannical, Ala-ud-din was a very able general and a stern administrator, squeezing the people for all he could get and using the proceeds to raise troops and consolidate Muslim rule in northern India.