cannon fodder

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Synonyms for cannon fodder

soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire

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However, in reality, "they are simply using them as frontline cannon fodder, suicide bombers and propaganda tools," Brandis said, as reported by (http://www.
Cannon back for more Cannon Fodder returns for another crack at the race having finished a close second in it a year ago.
Not so with Cannon Fodder, which succeeds in blending fantasy with mystery, injects a teen protagonist with the savvy and commitment to solve his aunt's murder, and revolves around the first evil scheme in young Alec Nightshade's evolution as a member of the Norgolian Society of Evil Overlords.
 Further cannon fodder comes in the guise of rival soldiers, supposedly commissioned by the shadowy Weyland-Yutani Corporation, whose sole purpose in the game is to give players a different shaped hostile to attack.
our young people who are still used as cannon fodder in imperial wars".
I for one will not be wasting my time voting as I see it as either jobs for the boys or just another smokescreen of cannon fodder to take the blame instead of the CON/DEM Government.
The news from The Hague will restore their confidence and this is true cannon fodder for politicians.
One of the pundits claimed that we were merely cannon fodder.
The mother-of-two said: "I was the cannon fodder this year and I am sure next year there will be someone just like me.
It is unacceptable that workers can be viewed as cannon fodder when a company needs shelter from recession.
WARY gaffer Gus MacPherson has warned St Mirren players they'll end up as Scottish Cup cannon fodder again if they haven't learned from last season's humiliating exit.
Stupid and lazy officers have their uses, even as cannon fodder.
Then there's the still-astonishing "moral waiver"--employed to produce more cannon fodder.
It's a sad footnote to our handling of the Iraqi war when the Pentagon can't even keep track of who died and who is still alive to stock our ever-dwindling reserve for cannon fodder.
This is troubling because private firms, just like their public brethren, will become cannon fodder for competitors if their enterprise value fails to grow appropriately over time.