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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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It is generally characterized by extreme violence, aggression, destruction, and mortality, using regular or irregular military forces.
It is generally characterised by extreme violence, aggression and destruction using the regular or irregular military force.
It is conceivable that asymmetric and irregular military operations though sound interesting ndash cause widespread destruction of infrastructure.
The working study group organized by Allied Command Transformation in 2011, one of two Strategic Commands of NATO, defined hybrid threats as "threats posed by adversaries, with the ability to simultaneously employ conventional and non-conventional means adaptively in pursuit of their objectives." (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.
Wayne Lee in Barbarians and Brothers also details the circulation of irregular military methods within the Anglosphere.
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.
Issues of political allegiance, cultural identity, and irregular military engagement in Adriatic Europe are by no means irrelevant to the twentieth century, but Bracewell's work demonstrate above all the rich complexity of their sixteenth-century significance.
A nonlinear war is fought when a state employs conventional and irregular military forces in conjunction with psychological, economic, political, and cyber assaults.
According to John Mecklin the Hybrid warfare is a new form of international conflict that 'can combine Internet-enabled propaganda, a global 'dark web' of encrypted communications, cyber attacks, positive and negative economic pressure, espionage, irregular military action, and other efforts that aim to advance political interests without progressing to full-scale war.' Presently, India is simultaneously and adaptively employing a fused mix of conventional small weapons, irregular tactics, terrorism and criminal behavior to ruin the project, while the United States is utilizing economic pressure to obstruct the work on CPEC, and the local cliques are commissioning internet-enabled propaganda or distracting debate to scandalize the CPEC.