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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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But Dworkin, Rivkin, and Casey (an unlikely meeting of the minds if ever there were one) were quite correct that, in the long run, the president's actual power to detain enemy combatants may not have been materially damaged either with respect to citizens domestically or with respect to enemy fighters captured and held abroad.
Hamdi also argued that the Government lacked the legal authorization to detain citizen enemy combatants, and thus, pursuant to 18 U.S.C.
His Australian citizenship made his an unusual case at Guantanomo--a Western connection among the nearly 600 alleged Afghani enemy combatants held without charge or Counsel.
In the days that followed, we retaliated: we intruded enemy-controlled territory, chose to strike near enemy targets, and took an enemy combatant prisoner after downing his fighter jet.
Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAF) has concluded that the only casualties were those of armed enemy combatants," the two paragraph statement read.
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina wants Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in Tuesday's terror attack in New York City, labeled as an enemy combatant. Graham blasted President Donald Trump Thursday for not yet making the official designation.
The second segment is dedicated to the Anti Surface or Anti Shipping role that the PAF performs in support of the operations of the Pakistan Navy, delivering a decisive punch against enemy combatant vessels such as aircraft carriers, destroyers, frigates and missile boats.
"As a result of their gains, the Syrian army and its allies widen the gap between the two terrorist pockets in Eastern Ghouta, leaving several enemy combatants trapped near Deir Asafir," the sources went on to say.
None of the men had been charged with a crime but had been detained as enemy combatants
At the heart of the issue is the right of the president to be able to designate "enemy combatants" in the absence of a congressional declaration of war or authorization of force.
The government argued that Padilla's detention was covered under the Hamdi decision's interpretation of the AUMF because he allegedly attended an Al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan before traveling to Pakistan and then to the United States, (246) apparently based on information obtained from interrogations of Padilla and other persons detained as "enemy combatants." The allegation differed from the original justification offered in the Second Circuit, in which it was alleged that Padilla had planned to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" somewhere in the United States.
November 2, 2012 (KHARTOUM) -- The rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army North said on Friday that it repulsed an advance by government troops on a village in South Kordofan state, killing "70 enemy combatants" in a lengthy battle.
government to properly distinguish al-Qaeda unlawful enemy combatants from domestic jihadi terrorists.
Some find it easier to rationalize or justify the killing of enemy combatants than others.
In 2004, he submitted a brief to the Supreme Court in support of the right of enemy combatants to challenge their detention in court.