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The enemy property could be divested only to the owner or his lawful heir.
The region's proximity to resource-rich training and staging areas in Pakistan and the inconsistency of Pakistani military interdiction of cross-border enemy operations are compounded by the fence-riding apathy of the Afghan Waziris.
For example, if you can subvert a blacksmith or substitute your agent, he can, unknown to the enemy, introduce defective material into the enemy's items of war.
Out of ammunition and in danger of being overrun by a superior enemy force, he ordered his men to fix bayonets and charge down the hill.
An "alien unlawful enemy combatant," once convicted, can then be sent abroad to be held in a penal institution of any U.S.
In other words, facing a non-state enemy relinquishes one--in a manner reminiscent of the medieval treatment of infidels--from the constraints of a just war ethic that might otherwise apply.
"Securing a statement from President Bush that Jose Padilla was an 'enemy combatant' in the 'war on terrorism,' the Pentagon took the position that it could bypass the entire federal criminal justice system set up by the Constitution, including [guarantees of] rights ...
In three years, she would transform herself into Sister Souljah and join the Public Enemy camp as a self-described raptivist.
The warlord turned to Calvin and said, "I've been doing this for 15 years and I've never seen that many of my enemy die at one time."
simply because the enemy might not be where they were supposed to be."
Without an "other" as enemy, Mongols would start fighting among themselves again.
A press release from the American Civil Liberties Union gushed that "the Supreme Court has sent a powerful message that the end does not justify the means, and that it will not sit on the sidelines while the rule of law is ignored." The normally hard-headed Timothy Lynch of the libertarian Cato Institute, which filed powerful amicus briefs in two of the enemy combatant cases, was quoted in a June 29 Dallas Morning News story as saying he didn't "see a win in this anywhere for the administration."
It was an enemy so powerful it was able to paralyse me, time and again.
But how do you fight an enemy that is very swift and has no scruples, whose actions run counter to the laws on which Western civilization based?
Rumsfeld case regarding the detention of an American citizen as an "enemy combatant," along with its sister cases, is being hailed positively as the most significant civil liberties opinion in a half century.