GEN JACK D. RIPPER: Your commie has no regard for human life, not even his own. And for this reason, men, I want to impress upon you the need for extreme watchfulness. The enemy may come individually, or he may come in strength. He may even come in the uniform of our own troops. But however he comes we must stop him. We must not allow him to gain entrance to this base. Now, I am going to give you three simple rules. First, trust no one, whatever his uniform or rank, unless he is known to you personally. Second, anyone or anything that approaches within 200 yards of the perimeter is to be fired upon. Third, if in doubt, shoot first, and ask questions afterwards. I would sooner accept a few casualties through accident than lose the entire base and its personnel through carelessness. Any variation on these rules must come from me personally. Now, men, in conclusion, I would like to say that, in the two years it has been my privilege to be your commanding officer, I have always expected the best from you, and you have never given me anything less than that.State power is gaudy, and the institutions of "legitimate" violence love nothing so much as a pair of épaulettes. The police and military are the great purveyors of drag culture in any society. And it has long and often been the case that their affectations are used against them--worse, against the civilians who have been trained and indoctrinated to show deference to the uniform.
Even in the United States, we see such phenomena as home invaders dressing in SWAT gear before breaking into houses, as Radley Balko has documented on his blog.