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non kuhm ba tuhnt

  • n  a member of the armed forces who does not participate in combat (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon)
  • s  used of civilians in time of war
  • s  member of armed forces whose duties do not include fighting as e.g. a chaplain or surgeon

  • It also means forfeiture of a journalist's status under international law as a neutral noncombatant, and it encourages troops to consider all journalists as fair targets.
  • It is a sentence that demonstrates the Army's willingness to hand down serious punishment to soldiers who kill noncombatant civilians.
  • Classed as objectors willing to accept noncombatant duties (1-A-O)ambulance drivers, stretcher-bearers, etc.

  • Jeremy Hinzman in International Herald Tribune
    I went through all the training. I served honorably in my unit. I used army provisions to try become a noncombatant and remain in the army as a medic or something, but I still would be subject to going on combat missions as a medic,Hinzman...
  • Moshe Levi in Xinhua
    Catholic moral teaching on just war insists that noncombatant immunity be respected and that the use of force be discriminate. As the historical use of landmines makes clear, these indiscriminate weapons frequently kill and maim innocent civilians,... Thomas Wenski Catholic Online Sep 7, 2006 67996 90656 noncombatant Colonel Moshe Levi, head of the unit's Gaza division, said that his team is making great efforts on all levels and through all channels to assist the noncombatant Palestinian population from the Gaza Strip, with an emphasis on the field of health."

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