- Complete Monster: A Government Conspiracy full of them. They annihilate an entire African village just to make an example of what will happen if any village protests the placing of an oil duct (they didn't asked to place the pipe, were rebuked, and killed them all-they just killed them all, period), kill an archbishop that was going to present evidence of this action, and were planning to pull the same tactics on Central America before Swagger kills them all. And this is only what we see on screen.
- Moral Event Horizon: Bob mentions at one point that the bad guys even shot his dog. Presumably, it was that one guy who had a problem with it earlier.
- In Point of Impact, Just about everyone agrees that Colonel Shreck, RamDyne, and anyone else present lost their "we make the hard choices" credentials when they massacred a small village to make their point to El Salvadoran guerrillas.
- One-Scene Wonder: The elderly firearms expert. Not only does he fill in a lingering plot hole, but every line he says is in turns quotable, meaningful, and hilarious.