Unconventional warfare

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  • Unconventional Warfare (UW)

    Unconventional Warfare (UW) is a concept that puzzles a lot of people. Due to its large and complex mechanism, UW is not an easy task to define or understand. To comprehend UW principles can take a form of formal and informal education. Lack of knowledge makes people uncomfortable, especially if they supposed to be a subject matter experts on this particular topic. Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC) exposed me to UW during Robin Sage training. UW concept and some of its activities were new to me. Seven years later when someone mentions UW, I remember my Robins Sage training. In my experience, Foreign Internal Defense (FID) is the majority of training I conducted. I heard how SF prides itself in UW, but the focus was on conducting foreign…

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  • Unconventional Warfare

    Unconventional Warfare is challenging to understand due to perception and culture among politicians and their high ranking military advisers. The perception of UW often scares politicians. They remember the CIA’s past failures and don’t like the idea of something they have no control over. They also fail to plan long term. The United States has been extremely reactionary to world affairs for a long time. UW is a concept that takes time and preparation that cannot happen in a crisis. COCOM…

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  • Unconventional Warfare Military Analysis

    Unconventional Warfare (UW) is considered the trademark of the U.S. Army Special Forces (SF). In fact, UW often serves as the focus for training, planning, and discussion within every aspect of the SF community. Most debates involving UW turn into an analysis of defining Unconventional Warfare and trying to figure out how to fit current SF operations into that definition. Special Forces prides itself on owning UW and serving as the Department of Defense’s subject matter experts on operating…

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  • Two Paradoxes Analysis

    and secondly, it is something, such as a situation, that is made up of two opposite things and that seems impossible but is true or possible. Both definitions, although close to each other are much different upon closer look. I argue that the gray zone is more in line with the second definition rather than the first, but the gray zone just like the term of Unconventional Warfare is a complex term, hard to define, and therefore challenging to understand fully. Either way, the two paradoxes I…

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  • National Security Redundancy Essay

    International and domestic law are not perfect instruments to fight against cyberattacks, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents and weapons, terrorism finance, or terrorism in general, the private sector and civilian population has to be involved. This is because the nature of these unconventional attacks, coupled with the impossibilities of “perfect security” only allows for a balancing of risk that can be achieved through a redundancy approach to managing these threats.…

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  • Cyberwarfare Report

    precision bombing (Baghdad, Belgrade); counterterrorism (Belfast)” among others. To minimize these risks, commanders and their staffs should select carefully the targets inside a town and respect strictly the rules of engagement. Thereby, urban warfare can be carried out without killing city populations in large number. Similarly, negative or positive opinion of media can affect the course of operations in urban areas. Negative effects occur for instance when places such as schools and hospitals…

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  • Max Boot's Invisible Armies: Chapter Summary

    long way since the days of the American Revolution or either of the World Wars. Today war is all about airstrikes, drones, and the use of any other new technology in order to find a way to keep our troops at home and fighting conflicts without having “boots on the ground” as the saying goes. However even with, or perhaps because of, this new technology our country finds itself involved in conflicts that are unconventional to what we have seen in our history. The young generation of Americans…

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  • Keystone Pipeline Construction

    Perhaps one of the most widely debated topics, in recent years, is the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The completion of the project has been done in multiple phases and one of the last phases scheduled to be completed is the phase 4 extension. This extension would create a pipeline that would trek, around 2000 miles, from Alberta Canada to the gulf coast of Texas (Friends of the Earth). Since the pipeline would cross international borders, approval from congress would be necessary in…

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  • Example Of Asymmetric Warfare Analysis

    However, after analyzing the history of asymmetric warfare and the changes and behaviors that have taken place through this time, I have become critical of the assumption that asymmetric warfare has ever ‘risen’. Warfare, in which weak actors have fought against unassailable opponents within their means and resources, is not a type of warfare that can be considered new. The notion of a “rise of asymmetric warfare” may be loaded with assumptions related to Western imperialism and…

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  • Chemical Warfare: A Controversial Threat

    Chemical Warfare: An “Unconvential” threat Throughout the history of war, techniques and use of weapons in warfare have been improved over the years. Although some weapons and certain techniques are entirely new, the use of certain weapons such as Chemical Warfare have been around since WW1. Many have thought of Chemical Weapons as being too dangerous while others think it is necessary and essential to modern warfare. What threats does Chemical warfare pose to soldiers and civilians around the…

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