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kom bat

  • n  an engagement fought between two military forces
  • n  the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
  • v  battle or contend against in or as if in a battle
    The Kurds are combating Iraqi troops in Northern Iraq
    We must combat the prejudices against other races
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  • Barack Obama in Xinhua
    We will forge a new and comprehensive strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan to defeat al-Qaeda and combat extremism,said Obama in his first address to a joint session of the Congress.
  • Harry Reid in International Herald Tribune
    Adding more combat troops will only endanger more Americans and stretch our military to the breaking point for no strategic gain,Pelosi and Reid wrote in a letter to Bush.
  • President Bush in Seattle Times
    Complying with the environmental law would "undermine the Navy's ability to conduct realistic training exercises that are necessary to ensure the combat effectiveness of carrier and expeditionary strike groups," Bush said.

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