Activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)(noun)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "military operation" in a sentence
"Tribes of Reds who weren't even heretics, let alone Christians -- they were heathen, and half the military operation in Detroit consisted of buying those hideous bloody trophies --"
"He authorized a military operation that became known as the Black Line."
"In his first efforts, the fugitive Lascaris commanded only three cities and two thousand soldiers: his reign was the season of generous and active despair: in every military operation he staked his life and crown; and his enemies of the Hellespont and the Maeander, were surprised by his celerity and subdued by his boldness."