(1) This was aimed at avoiding the conflicts that had led to two world wars in the first half of the last century while, at the same time, establishing a bulwark in the Cold War against the Soviet Union.(2) Its two corps, four divisions, and two armored cavalry regiments, the bulwark of NATO's Central Army Group, maintained a vigil on the borders of East Germany and Czechoslovakia.(3) But although the Bill of Rights seemed a bulwark in defense of free speech, the 1798 Alien and Sedition Acts revealed its continued vulnerability.(4) The US supported efforts to unify Western Europe economically and politically, to establish a stable bulwark in the Cold War.(5) And a bold, well-communicated agenda provides a bulwark against politicians offering division rather than solutions.(6) the security forces are a bulwark against the breakdown of society(7) Whatever else, Slater remains dedicated to the idea of a vibrant and effective press as the primary bulwark and defense of our freedoms.(8) During the Empire its state parliament, whose members were elected on a highly restrictive franchise, developed into a bulwark of conservatism, which frustrated any liberal or social democrat attempts at constitutional reform.(9) The Soviet Union has been and will continue to be a reliable bulwark in the defense of peace and the security of peoples, and is ready to prove this not in words but in deeds.(10) Thus, the army appeared at the time to be not merely a strong bulwark , not merely a political counterweight to the mass populism of the Hitler movement.(11) It seemed to many that the revered Constitution was really the bulwark of powerful economic interests and, therefore, the enemy of more egalitarian and populist policies.(12) After landing virtually unopposed, the Fifth Corps moved toward the San Juan Heights, the principal bulwark in the first of three defensive lines around the city.(13) On deck, the Captain noticed a lone figure, leaning against the bulwark of the command ship, completely absorbed by the surrounding scenery.(14) If beer, wine and spirits sales are the foundation upon which many food service operations are built, that bulwark is often under siege by employees running their own clandestine operations.(15) During the Cold War, the US needed Japan to act as a bulwark in Asia against the spread of communism.(16) An investigation is under way into an incident in January at Hull as the unladen vessel Kemira Gas was making an approach to Saltend jetties and collided with the Sand End Light Float, causing minor damage to the tug's bulwark and the float.