enemy combatant


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enemy combatant

Any person in an armed conflict who could be properly detained under the laws and customs of war. Also called EC.
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Lindsey Graham of South Carolina wants Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in Tuesday's terror attack in New York City, labeled as an enemy combatant.
The second segment is dedicated to the Anti Surface or Anti Shipping role that the PAF performs in support of the operations of the Pakistan Navy, delivering a decisive punch against enemy combatant vessels such as aircraft carriers, destroyers, frigates and missile boats.
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.
To hold the suspect as an enemy combatant under these circumstances would be contrary to our laws and may even jeopardize our efforts to prosecute him for his crimes.
Even based on the new rationale, the judge disagreed, finding that express authority from Congress would be necessary and that the AUMF contains no such authority: "[S]ince Petitioner's alleged terrorist plans were thwarted when he was arrested on the material witness warrant, the Court finds that the President's subsequent decision to detain Petitioner as an enemy combatant was neither necessary nor appropriate.
If the American government cannot properly differentiate between an enemy combatant and a domestic criminal, it is little wonder that attendant legal positions associated with investigation techniques, targeted killing, arrest, detention, rendition, trial, and interrogation are subject to never-ending debate.
to former Vice President Dick Cheney pounced, saying Abdulmutallab should have been turned over to military authorities for interrogation as an enemy combatant, and eventually tried by a military commission.
In June 2003, Bush said al-Marri had vital information about potential attacks, declared him an enemy combatant and ordered him transferred to military custody.
A military commission under this chapter shall have jurisdiction to try any offense made punishable by this chapter or the law of war when committed by an alien unlawful enemy combatant before, on, or after September 11, 2001.
US District Judge Richard Leon ruled yesterday that el-Gharani, who is also known as Yousuf and is now 21, is not an enemy combatant and must be released.
citizenship in April 2002, it kept his designation as an enemy combatant but removed him from Guantanamo Bay and placed him in a naval brig [prison] in Norfolk, Virginia; he was later transferred to a brig in Charleston, South Carolina.