Council war

council of war

a conference of high-ranking military or naval officers, usually for discussing a major emergency or war problem.
any conference for discussing or deciding upon a course of action.

1580–90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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council of war
1.  an assembly of military leaders in wartime
2.  an emergency meeting to formulate a plan

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