I want to find a single word that encapsulates the meaning:
"having no knowledge of fighting and/or weapons"
Initially I had considered using "civilian." (as in the martial - civilian continuum). I have since reconsidered because there are plenty of civilians who are well-versed in fighting / weapons (at least here in 'merica).
- connotation is neutral (neither negative nor positive)
- looking for something academic-sounding
Bonus: If no such word exists, what is a way I might coin a suitable word?
Example: Some terrorists single-out "soft" targets, because they are ________.