unconventional warfare

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unconventional warfare

A broad spectrum of military and paramilitary operations, normally of long duration, predominantly conducted through, with, or by indigenous or surrogate forces who are organized, trained, equipped, supported, and directed in varying degrees by an external source. It includes, but is not limited to, guerrilla warfare, subversion, sabotage, intelligence activities, and unconventional assisted recovery. Also called UW.
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This re-established Observer Group, which will be co-chaired by Senators Tillis and Shaheen, will have an expanded mission to closely monitor and inform Senators outside of national security committees about defense spending commitments of Alliance members, the process of upgrading military capabilities, the Alliances counter-terrorism capability, NATO enlargement and the ability of NATO member states to address non-conventional warfare.
The Pakistan Army was fully cognizant of the conventional and non-conventional warfare launched by India but Nawaz Sharif failed to see through the Indian subterfuge.
The deputy commander of the IDF's Depth Corps, seeking to balance out the battlefield in the age of non-conventional warfare, called recently for new divisions, staffed by intelligence officers and Special Forces personnel, which would operate beyond the ordinary bounds of both expectation and the regular rules of war.
Previously, Dr Belkin has served as director of Research, Development and Non-Conventional Warfare Medicine in the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps, the first full-time director of the Tel Aviv University Eye Research Institute, chairman of the Tel-Aviv University Department of Ophthalmology and the president of the Israel Society of Eye and Vision Research.
Drawing on the country's naval achievements in non-conventional warfare, the commander said some of Iran's speedboats are able to locate targets and fire missiles moving at the speeds as high as 50 to 60 knots (100 km per hour), said the report.
We have to be ready to fight on more than one front, ready for conventional, unconventional and non-conventional warfare.

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