Etymology
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salient (n.)

"a salient angle or part, a projection," especially as part of a military work, 1828, from salient (adj.).

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Agent Orange (n.)
powerful defoliant used by U.S. military in the Vietnam War, reported to have been used from 1961; so called from the color strip on the side of the container, which distinguished it from Agent Blue, Agent White, etc., other herbicides used by the U.S. military; see agent (n.). Banned from April 1970.
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VC (n.)
also V.C., U.S. military abbreviation of Viet Cong, by 1964; also see Charlie.
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ARVN (n.)
acronym for Army of the Republic of Vietnam, ground military force of South Vietnam, organized 1955.
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bushido (n.)
"feudal samurai warrior code," 1898, from Japanese, said to mean literally "military-knight way."
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Pamplona 

city in Spain, Roman Pompeiopolis, named for Pompey the Great, Roman military leader who founded it 68 B.C.E.

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requisition (v.)

"demand or require (something) to be furnished" for military or public purposes, 1837, from requisition (n.). Related: Requisitioned; requisitioning.

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impress (v.2)
"levy for military service," 1590s, from assimilated form of in- (2) "into, in" + press (v.2). Related: Impressed; impressing.
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sentry (n.)

1610s, "a defensive military watchtower;" perhaps a shortened variant of sentinel, which had a variant form centrinel (1590s); or perhaps it is from sentry, a 16c. worn-down form of sanctuary (n.), on the notion of "shelter for a watchman." The meaning "military guard posted around a camp" is attested by 1630s. Sentry-box, "booth to give shelter to a sentry in bad weather," is from 1728.

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airborne (adj.)
also air-borne, 1640s, "carried through the air," from air (n.1) + borne. Of military units, from 1937.
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