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manpow er

  • n  the force of workers available

  • The Administration's manpower plans were so muddled that no man of draft age could be certain of his status; none could know when or whether he would be working for the Army or .
  • M-day for all American manpower was fast approaching this week.
  • Delayed by last summer's Lebanon crisis, delayed again by the Communist Chinese bombardment of Quemoy, the Administration's year-old decision to trim military manpower finally went.
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  • Steve Beshear in Bay Area Indymedia
    The state's governor expressed concern about his state's residents, telling reporters: "We're concerned about the lives and the safety of our people in their own homes," Beshear said, "and we need the manpower in some of the rural areas to go...
  • Barack Obama in AFP
    Obama said he had ordered Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and US Coast Guard chief Admiral Thad Allen to "triple the manpower in places where oil has hit the shore or is within 24 hours of impact."
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger in USA Today
    All the manpower is concentrated on the seven fires, so they are going to put those fires out and get them under control very quickly,Schwarzenegger said during a visit to a victims' assistance center in El Cajon.

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