irregular forces

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irregular forces

Armed individuals or groups who are not members of the regular armed forces, police, or other internal security forces.
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Wayne Lee in Barbarians and Brothers also details the circulation of irregular military methods within the Anglosphere.
7) However, NATO tended to neglect studies designed to counter hybrid warfare despite Russian regular and irregular military activities during the Georgian war, instead focusing on crisis management and partnership.
The paper cited dissidents as claiming that cigarettes are used as a form of payment to irregular military forces by the regime.
They find the parameters of ongoing debate to be narrow and confining, noting that the contemporary American practice of COIN in places such as Afghanistan and Iraq is but one of many historic approaches taken by established states to combat asymmetric threats and irregular military formations.
These equations were fairly easy to apply to conventional warfare but are not relevant to irregular military operations such as counterinsurgencies.