deserter


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Synonyms for deserter

Synonyms for deserter

Synonyms for deserter

a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc

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military to ask Japanese police to arrest deserters
ITEM: The Associated Press reported on November 16: "Soldiers strained by six years at war are deserting their posts at the highest rate since 1980, with the number of Army deserters this year showing an 80 percent increase since the United States invaded Iraq in 2003.
Second, deserter advertisements furnish information on various techniques used by the authorities to deter or capture deserters.
A hard-hitting autobiography which offers first-hand observations from the unusual perspective of a deserter.
Other characters include a soldier and deserter from the war in Iraq, an uncompromisingly honest female state senator, and her married son, who is being blackmailed because of his secret gay club life.
The story could have finished there if he had chosen to slip back into the anonymity of the Joneses of Wales, but he decided to re-join his regiment and was immediately arrested as a deserter.
But the ``XXX'' deserter made it about a decade before he should have.
In one case, Andre Kortov, a Russian military deserter, sought refuge in England.
JAPAN will urge accused US Army deserter Charles Jenkins to seek a plea bargain.
In the opening scene, introduced quietly by a 12-piece pit orchestra playing mildly Asian sounds, a young ship's deserter escapes into the wilds near Stanley Park, ending up in the garden of the Mackenzie family, which takes him in, cleans him up and apprentices him to a builder.
They also founded K Ballet in Japan with fellow deserter Tetsuya Kumakawa before returning in 2001 to start George Piper Dances.
Still, if convicted as a deserter, he could face up to two years in military prison.
Although two large pictures of striding figures do contain isolated passages of compelling painting (the dappled forest floor of Deserter, 2002, for example), Furnas's delicate chiaroscuro clearly works better on a smaller scale (as in watercolors included in this year's Armory Show).
HARDLINE unionists last night warned the Northern Ireland peace process has suffered a hammer blow after a guerrilla deserter claimed IRA members provided weapons and explosives training to Colombian rebels.
According to the attorney general's office in the capital Bogota, the deserter said three Irish men currently being held in the South American country smuggled missiles and launchers in boxes aboard two small planes more than two years ago.