enemy combatant

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enemy combatant

A term, popularized during the post-9/11 War on Terror, applied to a captured fighter who was allowed fewer rights than those laid out in the Geneva Convention. Many of the enemy combatants captured in Afghanistan were taken to be held at special military sites.
See also: enemy
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With this, Moses Akinyetun's book, The Kingdom Combatants, charges Christians to wake up from their slumber and join the Christ Army.
If there was ever a candidate to be held as an enemy combatant for intelligence gathering purposes, it is (www.
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The document, approved by the President, that sets forth basic guidance to all unified combatant commanders; establishes their missions, responsibilities, and force structure; delineates the general geographical area of responsibility (AOR) for geographic combatant commanders; and specifies functional responsibilities for functional combatant commanders.
This section is driven by the concept of combatant equality, the idea that the status of combatants as morally innocent delimits permissible violence against them.
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For Meisels, such groups as Hamas and Fatah, just like al-Qaeda, fail to meet the requirements for either of the conventional frameworks through which liberal-democratic states regulate their engagement with security threats: lawful combatant or ordinary criminal.
The exact number of demobilized combatants who benefited from reintegration assistance remains unclear because about one-third participated in parallel reintegration programs, which did not always verify the ex-combatant status of beneficiaries, and others accepted "proxies," that is, participants who were using someone else's demobilization card.
Wright (1) is the most recent case in the struggle to define who qualifies as an enemy combatant in the Global War on Terror.
3) It is, after all, far from obvious that the moral status of a combatant in a defensive war is the same as that of a combatant participating in a war of aggression.
government (3) and several commentators (4) have argued that the Combatant Status Review Tribunals (CSRTs), which were established to determine the enemy combatant status of Guantanamo detainees and which completed their work in March 2005, properly adjudicated the POW status of the detainees.