the military forces of a nation;
"their military is the largest in the region"
"the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
- The Allies finally smashed the Nazi war machine.
- Industry is commandeered by the Nazi war machine.
- The situation was out of our hands and the war machine ground on towards disaster.
- Its formidable war machine had been to a large degree parasitic.
- On the ground his fighters have given Israel's war machine a jolt.
- The bombing caused significant damage to the countries war machine.