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360-365 combat

360-365 combat  n.— «Soldiers call the war “360-365 Combat” meaning that not only infantry, but all soldiers, are constantly under combat conditions while deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. This produces enormous stress...

Texas barrier

Texas barrier  n.— «I pass the ruins of police headquarters, blown up by an Al Qaeda in Iraq suicide truck bomber in May 2007, and enter a corridor lined by eight-foot-high slabs of concrete—”Texas barriers” or “T...

T-wall

T-wall  n.— «I pass the ruins of police headquarters, blown up by an Al Qaeda in Iraq suicide truck bomber in May 2007, and enter a corridor lined by eight-foot-high slabs of concrete—”Texas barriers” or “T-walls,”...

sticky bomb

sticky bomb  n.— «The devices are called “sticky bombs,” which are attached to parked or even temporarily stopped vehicles using magnets.» —“Assassination Bombs in Iraq Obscured by Bigger Devices” by Richard...

deer fast

deer fast  n.— «She recalled how the boy began to cry because he was so thirsty, but he still refused water. Many Iraqi parents try out what is known as “deer fasting,” probably based on a belief that deer eat less during the...

combat shower

combat shower  n.— «”Combat showers” are four minutes or less to conserve water, barely enough time to wash off all the sand and dust.» —“A Long Way From The Sea” by Jennifer Grogan in Camp Bucca, Iraq  TheDay...

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