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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His designation as an enemy combatant was dropped, and the government brought felony terrorism charges against him in federal criminal court.
citizen confined in a Charleston, South Carolina, naval brig after being transferred from New York as an alleged enemy combatant. The Supreme Court found that the only person who could be named as respondent in the habeas petition was the custodian of the Charleston brig, Commander Melanie Marr, as she was the only one of the named respondents who could produce the body.
The court held that the MCA did not strip it of jurisdiction over al-Marri's habeas petition because there had not been a review of his status as an enemy combatant after the President's initial decision to detain him.
Rumsfeld, (18) the government responded that the CSRTs had fulfilled Article 5's requirements as a byproduct of adjudicating enemy combatant status, and that detainees designated as enemy combatants thereby lost their presumptive POW status.
An "alien unlawful enemy combatant," once convicted, can then be sent abroad to be held in a penal institution of any U.S.
The tribunal unanimously affirmed that Detainee 1094, Saifullah Paracha, a 57-year-old Pakistani businessman, was an enemy combatant.
Assuming that an individual enemy combatant possesses a private cause of action to enforce the GCs, only the cessation of hostilities could provide a basis for a determination that detention was unlawful.
In the end, the enemy combatant cases--at least so far--stand as a kind of case study of the consequence of abandoning to the adversarial litigation system a sensitive policy debate in which powerful and legitimate constitutional concerns animate both sides.
The civilian population of the enemy was indistinguishable from his own, even to a trained enemy combatant. Maybe we should question the historical circumstances that led to the creation of our enmity, and in doing so try to identify who is actually responsible for leaving us in this position.
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The third segment serves to illustrate the role that the PAF is playing in support of the Pakistan Army's operations against enemy strongholds in the North West where the PAF has inflicted the lion's share of attrition against enemy combatants and terrorists that have plagued our growth as a nation.
HEhnert describes how the Bush administration carefully crafted the category of unlawful enemy combatant in order to skirt international human rights law concerning the two recognized categories of combatant and civilian.
The manual reveals that the term "enemy combatant" has been replaced by the designation "unprivileged belligerent," and that journalists labeled as such are legitimate targets.
At this point in time, the Obama administration can, and will, order a drone strike against any American citizen abroad who is designated an enemy combatant.
Republican lawmakers have gone a step further, arguing that Tsarnaev, an ethnic Chechen who lived in the United States for a decade, should be declared an "enemy combatant," the same legal status as detainees being held at the Guantanamo military prison.