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high command

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Military
high commandˌhigh comˈmand noun [singular]  PMthe most important leaders of a country’s army, navy etc the German High Command
Examples from the Corpus
high commandLetelier, who was replaced by Gen. Carlos Carvallo Yáñez, was moved to perform other tasks in the army high command.the Army High CommandNow, though, the New Labour high command seems ready to drop the pretence.Nevertheless the Tories did have established methods for ensuring co-ordination between the high command and the rank and file.Three weeks later the high command again said hands off, with a reminder that it could still mount a coup.This may be partly because neither the president nor the high command is confident that parts of the army might not rebel.They all went to Maeda's residence in Jakarta; he sent messages to the high command, but nobody turned up.
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