Ruse de guerre

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a stratagem of war.

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This Article will also argue that the use of unmarked soldiers in the case at hand does not amount to illegal perfidy under IHL but--absent clear legal provisions and noticeable examples from state practice--must be regarded as a lawful ruse of war.
Some scholars see the crucial element of a ruse of war as deceiving the enemy on a point of fact (e.
Similarly, Switzerland's Basic Military Manual also considers this conduct as a lawful ruse of war.