It does not allow armies to punish civilians in retaliation for the acts of militants.
The exact nature of U.S. retaliation remains hazy, but no less intimidating for its lack of specificity.
Simultaneously, other major powers pressed Iran not to retaliate, arguing that Israel would use any retaliation to expand the war.
Republicans should not use this as an excuse to escalate further, now that the main threat of retaliation has been removed.
What if they refused to participate—would there be retaliation from their warders?
These were confessedly illegal in the form they took, and were justified by their authors only on the ground of retaliation.
Then criminal law and penalty took the place of retaliation.
It was at this time that Rupert performed the stern act of retaliation, which so roused the wrath of the Parliament.
"We all noticed it, but do not fear a retaliation," she added sweetly.
I regret very much that Federal soldiers have ever felt constrained to resort to such acts of retaliation.