I read somewhere a long time ago the only difference between a freedom fighter and a terrorist is whether they’re on your side or the other side. For the sake of this post/discussion, let’s go with that definition, m’kay?
What I’m wondering about is there a emotionally neutral word for this type of warfare? “Partisan” strikes me as a bit on the pro side. Would “guerrilla” be considered neutral or is there a better word someone here can come up with?