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
These equations were fairly easy to apply to conventional warfare but are not relevant to irregular military
operations such as counterinsurgencies.