The word "military profile" is sometimes in the news.
(1) India Monday said it was 'conscious and watchful' of China's growing military profile and... (2) NATO to raise military profile around Kosovo.(Headline)
According to Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, "profile" means: 1. a side view of someone's head 2. a short description that gives important details about a person, a group of people, or a place 3. something that is high profile is noticed by many people or gets a lot of attention 4. to behave quietly and avoid doing things that will make people notice you 5. if a person or an organization raises its profile, it gets more attention from the public 6. an edge or shape of something seen against a background
In this case, "profile" probably refers to the definition of 5. But I am not sure what (1) and (2) mean. Does "military profile" mean "military might", military role", or "military WHAT"? What would you paraphrase this word as?