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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 when his jet was shot down and he was visibly injured, did we require the locals to continue to treat him as a combatant and beat him up?
Goldwater-Nichols turned the military Services into force providers responsible for organizing, manning, training, and equipping units that are then employed by warfighting combatant commanders as a joint force.
Once young girls and women entered into the insurgency mission, they were required to perform new roles as combatants, informers, organizers of cultural events, cooks, logistics suppliers, nurses to treat wounded fighters (Bhatt 2010; Kolas 2017), and even to play the role of girlfriends for the male insurgents (Bhattarai 2016:130; Adhikari 2016:120).
A review of Moses Akinyetun's book, The Kingdom Combatants
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[USPRwire, Mon Nov 16 2015] This report shows the leading Naval Vessels and Surface Combatants market segments in various regions across the world.
This physical and psychological removal of combatants from the battlefield increases the possibly of moving armed conflict toward full automation, raising serious implications for the morality and laws of war, not to mention the very nature of war itself.
By Aravind Gowda in Bengaluru WAS it the thrill of interacting with frontline combatants of the terror outfit Islamic State ( IS) that prompted Mehdi Masroor Biswas to tweet on behalf of them?
He said that the release of combatant prisoners would take place at a later stage.
You have two potential striking forces at your disposal: a world-class surface combatant of your own with a 99 percent probability of mission success ([P.sub.s] = 0.99) or a squadron of eight independently operating, missile-carrying small combatants, each with a chance of successfully completing the mission no better than a coin flip ([P.sub.s] = 0.5).
The Unified Command Plan (UCP) and associated Combatant Commands (COCOMs) provide operational instructions and command and control to the Armed Forces and have a significant impact on how they are organized, trained, and resourced--areas over which Congress has constitutional authority.
Historically, just war theory has labored under concepts such as combatant equality, non-combatant immunity, the principles of proportion and discrimination, etc.
Some forms of individual combatant focused support include, but are not limited to, promoting employment in existing enterprises, promoting micro and small business start-ups, the provision of micro-grants or credits, the use of training as a reintegration tool, provision of technical advice, monitoring and supervision, public sector job creation and education and scholarships (UNDP, 2005).
I can live with a heavy trigger pull, however good sights are absolutely mandatory and the sights on the Combatant Carry are excellent.
By contrast, in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, Seumas Miller disputes this construction of unlawful combatancy as a legal or moral category, arguing that terrorists "should not be subjected to a hybrid framework under which they are both ordinary criminals and simultaneously military combatants"; and he rejects the "imposition of a selective framework by means of which terrorists get the worst of both worlds" as "morally objectionable." (7) Thus, while he accepts "unlawful combatant" as a term that usefully describes the status of terrorists operating in de facto theaters of war, he nevertheless argues that the temptation to mix and match different moral and legal norms should be resisted.
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