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  • adj. Not involved in, or designed for combat


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  • Women technically may be serving in what they call noncombat roles but they are very vulnerable to post traumatic shock syndrome.

    CNN Transcript Dec 14, 2009

  • [...] 104 have been killed in Iraq and 43 have been killed in what they call noncombat related incidents and of that 43, there are 15 of them that when you look at the cases you think, "Mmm, there's something really strange."

    The Common Ills

  • In two weeks Marcone, Pecina and thousands of comrades in arms, brother soldiers and Marines -- and not a few women in so-called noncombat roles, like Jessica Lynch, the POW rescued last week -- performed a truly memorable feat.

    The Grunt's War

  • Five killed in combat, two in so-called noncombat-related incidents.

    CNN Transcript Mar 15, 2007

  • Monday of injuries suffered in what the military describes as a noncombat incident. - Local News

  • The Defense Department says Spc. Jacob Dohrenwend of Milford died in Balad in central Iraq on Monday of injuries suffered in what the military describes as a noncombat incident.

    Army Times - News

  • A 29-year-old Fort Lewis soldier on her second tour of duty in Iraq died Wednesday in what the Department of Defense is calling a noncombat incident, according to a news release issued Friday.

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • The promises for our "noncombat" role are as thin and vacuous as the now long-forgotten promises of Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle -- remember them?

    Stanley Kutler: Our Enabling Media

  • Of the thousands of "noncombat" American deaths in Iraq - and I have covered many of them for almost six years, here and elsewhere -- one of the most haunting involved Army Capt.

    Greg Mitchell: Tragic Report: U.S. Doctor in Iraq Driven to Suicide

  • Dene, in his mid-30s and married with children, is yet another in the growing list of "noncombat" fatalities in Iraq.

    Greg Mitchell: Mia Farrow's Brother, a Suicide, Had Slammed Iraq War After Nephew Died


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