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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In Total Resistance, his seven-volume series on unconventional warfare, von Dach propagated a concept of resistance conducted by the entire population, which he termed partisan warfare.
Russia's use of its updated variant of unconventional warfare in the annexation of Crimea, in eastern Ukraine, and the threat it poses to Poland and the Baltic States has resulted in a renewed interest in the U.
In other words either intelligence operations of Special Forces or guerilla operations are not unconventional warfare (Wall, p.
The word guerrilla is spelled with a single r more than a score of times--even quoted materials repeatedly are mangled--in an otherwise laudable chapter by the volume's expert on unconventional warfare.
Then what is Saudi Arabia going to do to the Russian airplanes and the Syrian Army which has specialized irregular and unconventional warfare when it goes to Syria?
A vacuum, incidentally, that transferred hundreds of Soviet nuclear scientists to a black market, technically capable of providing the terrorists of today's unconventional warfare with a 'dirty bomb.
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One of the few public discussions of how unconventional warfare might be useful against ISIS came in an Oct.
Last August, Cuba warned against the means and goals of the unconventional warfare waged by the US with the aim of creating chaos at the countries which it considers as its enemy or hinder its interests.
Another interpretation of asymmetrical warfare is that of irregular warfare or unconventional warfare as defined by Robert J Bunker (1999).

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