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combatant

(kăm-bat′ănt, kom′bă-tănt) [Fr. combattant]
A member of the armed forces, e.g., a soldier, sailor, marine, or airman, engaged in or prepared to be engaged in battle.
combatant, adjective
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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.
As agents, the Services should act on behalf of their principals, developing forces tailored to the needs of the combatant commanders.
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Advocates of NLW highlight their benefits in environments like Iraq, which presented the following kinds of situations: military units operating in urban or mixed areas where it was not clear which individuals were combatants and which were noncombatants; at vehicle checkpoints where it was advisable to be able to assess the intent of individuals and vehicles from a safe distance, given the prevalence of IED and suicide bombing tactics; and in areas where one wanted to lessen the impact of war on non-combatants to help "win hearts and minds" so as to facilitate the restoration of peace and foster long-term stability in the region.
He admitted that some of them were combatants of the IS and that he interacted with them through ' Direct Messages'.
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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.
Assassination and torture are additional topics raised in the context of combatant equality.
The former dimension particularly embraces an individual combatant focused approach, aiming to increase employability of individual ex-combatants through relevant intensive technical education and skills as well as apprenticeships in areas that can eventually help the trainees to find an employment.

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