Defence & Security

Fight against ISIS is war, despite semantics from politicians

The word games, at day’s end, are just that: games. This is indeed a war, with combatants, and casualties, and myriad horrors.

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said of ISIS conflict: 'If you use the terminology ‘war’ in international law, it will mean two armies with respecting rules, and it’s not the case at all. You have terrorist groups that respect nothing. So we prefer to say that it’s a fight.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By WARREN KINSELLA

PUBLISHED : Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM

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