Asymetric Warfare

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Warfare in which opposing combatants have markedly different military capabilities and the weaker side uses non-standard tactics such as terrorism, suicide bombing and stealth
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It's an asymmetrical war that requires asymmetrical responses from governments which may have to sacrifice liberty for security, even though that will fly in the face of the democratic values they hold so dear.
What the Nigerian military has been weak at doing, and I think the Boko Haram insurgency has exposed this, is dealing with asymmetrical war," said Manji Cheto, vice president of Teneo Intelligence, a risk analysis organisation in London.
Al-Shabaab is a jihadist hybrid Salafi organization that has adopted asymmetrical war strategies.
Israel is fighting an asymmetrical war against an enemy that indiscriminately fires rocket and mortars at civilian targets in Israel (more than 10,000 since Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005).
The asymmetrical war that waged there by Israel seems disproportionate to a majority of people in the world, not just to Arabs and Muslims.
Tharin, who traveled overnight from Charlotte, North Carolina, holding a sign that read, "I Have a Dream that Gaza Will Be Free," said he was attending the rally because "this is an asymmetrical war, and I can't see that people can observe this and not be angry.
An asymmetrical war is defined as one fought between a state and a substate entity, such as a terrorist organization.
Nor is pressure to expand the category of combatant unique to asymmetrical war, since it was a striking feature of the "total war" mentality of such conventional conflicts as World War II.
Khamenehi's message said, "There is only one government that has committed a nuclear crime and that is the government of the United States that launched nuclear attacks against the innocent Japanese people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in an inhumane and asymmetrical war.
Asymmetrical war is defined by an attempt to erase two basic features of war: the front and the uniform.
Greiner's impressive study, first published in his native Germany, sees the US's Vietnam adventure as 'an asymmetrical war without front lines'.
Mohammad Pakpour by Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, indicated the regime plans to wage an asymmetrical war if the United States attacks Iran's nuclear infrastructure.