(someone) is being deployed

When members of the military are "deployed", it means that they are sent overseas to do a mission. The mission might be fighting in a war or simply going to a foreign military base.

The word "deploy" means to use something in a strategic way. A country or a company can "deploy" things like:

  • natural resources
  • nuclear weapons
  • a strategy
  • volunteer rescue workers
  • technical support staff

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