Hostile Force Law and Legal Definition

Hostile force or individual refers to “a nation, a subject of a foreign nation, or an individual serving a foreign nation--

(A) engaged in a war against the United States or any of its allies;

(B) engaged in armed conflict, whether or not war has been declared, against the United States or any of its allies; or

(C) engaged in a war or armed conflict between military forces of any origin in a country in which an individual to whom this subchapter [5 USCS §§ 8101 et seq.] applies is serving.” (5 USCS § 8101)