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ghost soldier

ghost soldier  n.— «Butler is not out of the army officially, but he is morally and mentally. He is a thing apart. He will be a “ghost” soldier, more dead in army circles than any who fell in Flanders field.» —“Convicted...

ghost soldier

ghost soldier  n.— «There were no regular South Vietnamese Army units station in Phuoctuy, and the province grew rich on “ghost soldiers,” phony names on the military roster.» —“Battle for Datdo Tests Local Vietnamese...

batman

batman  n.— «Pakistan army has announced that the institution of the batman would soon be abolished. Batman is also known as ‘orderly.’ He is a regular soldier taken out of combat and made to serve an officer at home.» —“Bye-bye...

ghost soldier

ghost soldier  n.— «The phrase “ghost soldiers” has a negative connotation in Army parlance—a reference to the administrative practice of filling units with names on paper, but not actual able-bodied soldiers.» —“Troops...

ERF

ERF  v.— «Today he tells The Observer of repeated assaults by Camp Delta’s punishment squad, known as the Extreme Reaction Force or ERF…Rasul said they led to a new verb being coined by detainees: “to be ERFed.” That, he...