Practice Relating to Rule 57. Ruses of War
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (1992) provides that ruses of war and stratagems are different from perfidy. They are lawful deceptions.
Cameroon’s Instructor’s Manual (2006) states:
Deception includes “ruses of war” and “stratagems” and is different from perfidy. A ruse of war is an act whose aim it is to mislead the enemy, or to make him behave imprudently. In the case of a ruse of war, one may use camouflage, decoys or feints, misinformation, simulated operations, electronic disturbances, etc.