English version

civil defence in Military topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcivil defenceˌcivil deˈfence British English, civil defense American English noun [uncountable]  PMthe organization of ordinary rather than military people to help defend their country from military attack
Examples from the Corpus
civil defenceThe country has made few preparations for civil defence.These difficulties were greatly exacerbated by poor civil defence planning.