poliorcetics


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poliorcetics

(ˌpɒlɪəˈsɛtɪks)
n
the science of siegecraft

poliorcetics

the art of siegecraft. — poliorcetic, adj.
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In an article titled 'Poliorcetics and Battle Plan' (Nation: 19 January 2019), I had analysed that the peace process is vulnerable to a different kind of siege warfare.
Such a work is ambitious and understandably uneven, but its scope creates heretofore unparalleled opportunities for comparisons regarding the nature of siegecraft (or poliorcetics) during a very creative era.
The multitude of methods involved in taking a strongpoint -- starving, mining, storming, bombardment, treachery, bribery, ruse and, most usually of all, negotiations -- indicate how large a branch of conflict poliorcetics (siege warfare) is.
It is most likely to be in nature of poliorcetics or seigecraft; low-intensity conflict characterised by each party thinking it holds a tenable position.
Hybrid threats the most dangerous element of poliorcetics will fade away.