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combat

see BATTLE.

COMBAT, Eng. law. The form of a forcible encounter between two or more persons or bodies of men; an engagement or battle. A duel.

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She had been traumatized by the experience of seeing Iraqi children living in squalor and suffering from the side effects of being in a combat zone with a plethora of dangers unimaginable to youths in the United States.
On the corporate side, Secretary Wynne talked on Monday about the importance of our Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st century and we believe this will translate into significant savings but more importantly increased combat capability.
The result has been astounding: RFI accelerated procurement to provide--in days or weeks rather than the months once required--more than 700,000 active and Reserve troops with equipment, such as the advanced combat helmet, advanced ballistic helmets, ballistic goggles, kneepads, elbow pads, improved hydration systems, and first aid kits.
They are joined by 480 soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and an additional 1,000 pilots from the 25th Infantry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade along with 60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook and UH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters from Wheeler Army Air Field.
A combat artist is an artist who goes to combat," said U.
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While the modular brigade combat teams follow historic division and brigade unit naming conventions, these units are of a completely different design than their predecessors.
As Wilson's comments illustrate, placing women in combat has nothing to do with improving the combat capabilities of our military, and everything to do with enacting the agenda of the radical feminist movement.
This deployment marked the first integration of this Litening sensor on Hornets during combat.
Reducing the length of combat tours presumably would address the back end of the issue, trying to preserve the combat effectiveness of individual units for as long as possible.
Two of the Army's three major training centers--the Combined Maneuver Training Center in Germany and the National Training Center in California-focused primarily on major combat operations, with peacekeeping exercises occasionally added on as a sideshow limited to military police and civil affairs units.
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