unconventional warfare


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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.
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might be able to employ the Internet offensively to help achieve unconventional warfare objectives." Swett does not delve into details, but he tosses out one possibility: communicating via the Internet with political and paramilitary groups abroad that Washington wants to assist while "limiting the direct political involvement of the United States." Imagine: contras with computers.
In this indirect role, SOF may help manage refugee camps, train and advise allied counterinsurgency forces, train and assist allied indigenous forces in unconventional warfare, and help stabilize friendly governments via psychological operations and advice and assistance on civil-sector activities.
Unconventional warfare stands in direct contrast to conventional, or traditional, warfare.
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Swiss defense preparations during the Cold War are instructive for small countries at the strategic level for Total Defense and at the operational level for unconventional warfare and resistance missions.
Nakalagay sa umpisa pa lang sa mission statement ng SAF: 'To conduct operations as a Rapid Deployment Force anywhere in the country specifically in situations with national and international implication in the areas of Hostage Rescue; Commando-Type Unconventional Warfare; Search and Rescue in times of calamities and disasters; Civil Disturbance Management during national emergency; and other special operations.'
"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?"
Additionally, finding officers and NCOs with experience in unconventional warfare proved to be more difficult than thought.
In line with this vision is a return to ARSOF's roots in unconventional warfare (UW).
In essence, the Joint Special Operations Command exists as a center of excellence for developing tactics for the direct approach to unconventional warfare.
"We don't need nuclear weapons because we have weapons that in unconventional warfare can defeat America," he said.
Countries will invest more resources in their special operations units and will call on their suppliers to provide innovative equipment that meets unconventional warfare needs.

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