combat zone


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combat zone

n.
1. An area where military combat is taking place.
2. Slang An area in a city characterized by economic depression and criminal activity: "a combat zone rife with condemned buildings used by drunks, addicts, and prostitutes" (Edwin Chen).

combat zone

1. That area required by combat forces for the conduct of operations.
2. The territory forward of the Army rear area boundary. See also combat area; communications zone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.combat zone - a city district known for its vice and high crime rate
city district - a district of a town or city
2.combat zone - a military area where combat forces operate
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
zone - an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
field of operations, theater of operations, theatre of operations, theatre, theater, field - a region in which active military operations are in progress; "the army was in the field awaiting action"; "he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"
war zone - a combat zone where military operations are coordinated (especially a designated area in international waters where the rights of neutrals are not respected by nations at war)
bridgehead, foothold - an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies; "an attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines"; "the only foothold left for British troops in Europe was Gibraltar"
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But the Pentagon's personnel chief issued a directive limiting the new severance pay waiver only to those injured in a combat zone in the line of duty or as a direct result of armed conflict.
The court has ruled that sending our boys into combat zones unsuitably equipped is a breach of their human rights.
The exclusion is applied monthly, and serving a day in a combat zone triggers the exclusion for the entire month.
The use of these programs mitigated some of the family, legal and financial problems that could eventually affect Soldier readiness in the combat zone and consequently have an adverse effect on the Soldier's ability to perform his duties to his or her fullest potential," added Rivera.
Ole Gramps is very sympathetic to those who undergo the tedium and hardship of standing by for hours in an on-call status before launching on a mission, especially in the combat zone.
Suspension of delinquent tax collection of military personnel serving in the combat area for 180 days after leaving the combat zone or qualified hazardous duty area.
Part I of this two-part article, in the last issue, examined income inclusions and exclusions, the special exclusion for combat zone duty, various adjustments to income, dependency exemptions and itemized deductions.
The New York Times ran a May 17 op-ed piece - its only such offering on Rwanda between 1991 and 1993 - warning that Dian Fossey's former gorilla camp, smack in the center of a combat zone, was badly imperiled.
The source told the reporter of the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "a joint force from the police and popular mobilization clashed last night with an armed cell of (IS) in the Balloor village within Muqdadiya district, northeast of Baquba, killing two elements of (IS) while the others fled to the orchards scattered in the vicinity of the region, noting that the security forces deployed reinforcements in the combat zone in anticipation of other armed attacks.

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