The Ghibellines being unable to maintain their supremacy, the city came to be divided into two almost autonomous republics, the comune headed by the podestd, and the popolo headed by the capitano and militarily organized into twenty companies; the central power was represented by twelve anziani or elders.
All criticism of this is inconsequent; " fighting gear " was notoriously the only effective asset of Missourians in Kansas, every Southern band in Kansas was militarily organized and armed, and the free-state men armed only under necessity.
Militarily, this unofficial armistice on the Aragon front only benefitted the enemy.
Another veteran television journalist, Stephen Claypole, recalls how broadcasters have attempted to assert their freedom in militarily delicate situations.
Was it rational to expect that they would contradict all this by attacking us militarily?