RE: Counter-insurgency and Guerilla

From: Gareth Martin <gamartin_at_...>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 10:33:24 -0000

> This discussion reminds me of the legal fiction (which preoccupied the
> Romans, who first developed it) that somewhat arbitrarily
> distinguishes
> between *real* states and 'bandit kingdoms', opposing armies
> of resistence
> and 'bandit gangs', rebel claimants to an invaded throne and 'bandit
> leaders'.

Yeah. Nowadays we have "rogue states" and "terrorists" as the equivalent idoelogical enemies.

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