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unconventional warfare

[¦ən·kən′ven·chən·əl ′wȯr‚fer]
(ordnance)
A type of warfare that includes the interrelated fields of guerrilla warfare, evasion and escape, and subversion, in which operations are conducted within enemy or enemy-controlled territory by predominantly indigenous personnel, usually supported and directed in varying degrees by an external source.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Designed to strengthen military and security cooperation among the participating countries, the drills will help participating countries in developing their operational and training methods in counter-terrorism and non-conventional warfare. Moreover, the exercises will also train the participating nations in medical evacuation, anti-mining operations and the latest methods of countering threats to maritime security, and develop expertise in planning and implementing joint aerial operations.
The IDF's Home Front Command this week will be conducting a large training exercise to evaluate the level of readiness of non-combat forces responsible for responding to a non-conventional warfare attack.
Anti terror experts are concerned that Hamas may attempt a terrorist attack involving non-conventional warfare.

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