chapter  3
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Power, violence, and torture: Making sense of insurgency and legitimacy crises in past and present wars of attrition


All right, [General Jacques] Massu won the battle of Algiers; but that meant losing the war.

Paul-Henri Teitgen1

The terrorists are as brutal an enemy as we’ve ever faced. They’re unconstrained by any notion of our common humanity, or by the rules of warfare.