TransAtlantic Assembly has an interesting post about Terrorists and Combatants: Worth Distinguishing?.
The Court of Appeal of Milan recently decided that suicide attacks on Marines are not terrorism. This sounds pretty inflammatory. But before getting upset, try first to understand what this is all about.
Why does this matter? Because vocabularly and perceptions matter and strategy should be at least cognitive of differences to know which tool is most appropriate for a given solution. Always branding an act as a terrorist act has become like calling everything against our will, expressed or not, an act of Communism.