armed enemy

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Our craft demands exposure to hostile conditions, which could include an armed enemy or a contaminated environment.
He won his VC for leading a bayonet charge against 50 armed enemy infantry and then single-handedly took out a machine-gun post to ensure the safety of his unit.
However, the International Security Assistance Force ( ISAF ) in a statement said: "A Coalition precision strike resulted in the death of one armed enemy combatant during an operation in Dangam District, Kunar Province on Tuesday.
196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in the Republic of Vietnam, 17 January 1970.
Swenson distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as embedded advisor to the Afghan National Border Police, Task Force Phoenix, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in support of 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on September 8th, 2009.
France alone is aiding the Malian government with ground troops to fight heavily armed enemy forces intent on imposing strict Sharia law on the country.
In other words, a citizen's act of allying with an armed enemy of the United States and waging war against the United States does not affect that citizen's status or rights as a citizen at all.
Other demonstrations show the device being thrown up on a roof and down a trapdoor, allowing troops to watch armed enemy fighters before entering a building or being seen.
He is humbled by the award, which, according to the Air Force, is given to an individual who "shall have distinguished himself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service, not involving participation in aerial flight, in connection with military operations against an armed enemy.
The South-West Asia ribbon, the Allied Force ribbon to replace the Allied Force bar, and the Expedition ribbon to recognize smaller operations conducted in the presence of an armed enemy.
The award is granted to joint activities for meritorious achievement or service, superior to that which is normally expected, for actions in the following situations: combat with an armed enemy of the United States, a declared national emergency or under extraordinary circumstances that involve national interests.
Smith distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with an armed enemy near Baghdad International Airport, Baghdad, Iraq, on April 4, 2003.