Given my experience with armed conflict, people have been asking my opinion about the terror attacks and anti-terror operations in Paris and Belgium. Despite the rhetorical proliferation around this issue, I add two small reflections. I could summarise them in these two, very short statements:
1. ‘we are them’ –or the collapsing scale of global military engagement in the (post?)-War on Terror age.
2. ‘they are (like) us’ –or the paradox of an emerging global society