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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To support the unconventional warfare environment in Afghanistan, support personnel must be well-trained and multifunctional.
Any collection strong in terrorist or military history must have Afghanistan & The Troubled Future of Unconventional Warfare: it's a hard-hitting analysis of not just political events but the changing strategies of how wars are fought, going beyond most social analysis books to probe why the U.S.
Equating unconventional warfare with irregular, guerrilla, partisan, low-intensity, "people's" and revolutionary wars, Tierney (internal relations, Institute of World Politics) examines conflicts that involved Americans as prime combatants before the current war in Iraq.
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It is also conducted as unconventional warfare (although a civil war can start as conventional war, or progress to that level).
AFGHANISTAN SAW the principle of working with indigenous forces, the heart of unconventional warfare, put into practice.
Indeed, the Army turned its back on unconventional warfare almost entirely, which nearly meant the end of the Green Berets.
* Provided Unconventional Warfare assistance, terminal attack control and intelligence support to friendly forces
* Unconventional Warfare. Advising and supporting indigenous insurgent and resistance groups operating in the territory of a common enemy.
The brainchild of Vietnam veteran Colonel Charlie Beckwith, it was intended as a small, elite force trained for unconventional warfare in an age when traditional battlefield clashes are in decline.
Other officers expressed surprise that McCaffrey broke one of the cardinal rules of unconventional warfare: putting a time frame on victory.
Similarly, two chapters are devoted to the superpowers; one is devoted to the United Nations; one to the economic dimension of oil and one to the military dimension of unconventional warfare. Finally, and most importantly, Ali devotes three chapters to internal events in Iraq and Kuwait both before and after the actual war.

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