In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Commanders must distinguish civilians and civilian objects from combatants and military objects under the principle of discrimination.
- The mission monitored and advised efforts to disarm combatants and restructure the nation's security forces.
- But with the onset of hostilities, soldiers become combatants and are thus imbued with a fundamentally different moral status than noncombatants.
- As a result, disarming the combatants will be difficult.
- Since such a war is more destructive to the civilian population than to the combatants, the militias have little incentive to opt for a peace that does not favor their corporate agenda.
- Uniforms are used to distinguish combatants from noncombatants or enemy combatants.
- Negotiations that disarm combatants and bring to justice those who commit atrocities should be encouraged.
- Four criteria must be met to qualify a person as a lawful combatant.
- Long-distance weapons required soldiers to disperse, and combatants in both world wars found it increasingly difficult to maintain an offensive sprit.
- The smoke of fires, as well as cannon, meant that the combatants fought without seeing clearly what was around them.
- But the military can detain lawful combatants, if it chooses, without charging them with any offense.
- Two enemy combatants were also killed in the fight.
- But there are no easy, inexpensive solutions to the process of demobilizing hundreds of thousands of combatants and armed men who know little more than fighting.
- Enemy combatants are detained for a very practical reason: to prevent them from returning to the fight.
- So unless a cease-fire is secured, the combatants on both sides will hold sway.
- Such unit cohesion in turn creates strong incentives to continue fighting when engaged in combat, because the combatant ultimately will fight in order to not let the other members of his unit down.
- Though these people are not a direct threat to the combatant, their relationship with enemy combatants is seemingly pernicious.
- In summary, unlawful combatants have long been recognized as a category of combatants.
- Their disillusionment is often due in no small part to the deception and coercion employed by local commanders and combatants.
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