Ruse de guerre

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RUSE DE GUERRE. Literally a trick in war; a stratagem. It is said to be lawful among belligerents, provided it does not involve treachery and falsehood. Grot. Droit de la Guerre, liv. 3, c. 1, Sec. 9.

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142) Whether knowledge about all the parties participating in the conflict is a crucial element of a lawful ruse of war as distinguished from perfidy, however, is more than doubtful.