any member of the armed forces of a state with which another state is at war; also, any person in an armed conflict, including terrorism, who could be properly detained under the laws and customs of war
The term "enemy combatant" actually refers to persons the United States regards as unlawful combatants, a category of persons who do not qualify for prisoner-of-war status under the Geneva Conventions.
An updated type of “enemy combatant” perhaps or “traitor” on a digital battlefield?
Was the administration right not to deem Tsarnaev an enemy combatant?
You cannot prevail against an enemy combatant who has no fear of death.