Here is a piece from another cite:

In essence it argues that war is a natural act for humans, that killing civilians and kidnapping women is a common practice in natural war, and that terrorism is really just war by other means.

The paper does open up the door for treating terrorists as war criminals. It does not expressly say so, but it does open that option. This would create a justification for a different set of legal rules for terrorists including trials by tribunals and holding combatants until the end of hostilities (which, in jihad is never).

I am looking for thoughts on the content of the paper's argument, as well as a distinct paradigm for legal rules for war criminals/terrorist on and off the battlefield.