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  • The Advantages of Non-Conventional Warfare over Conventional Warfare

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    good. The technique that is frequently used in combat, that dates back to the American Revolution, is called Guerrilla Warfare, and is fought by small teams of four to eight people; these small groups are called Special Forces. Many argue that the use of sniper teams and Special Forces in combat is unethical and even more for unconventional weapons, although unconventional warfare is often the reason to a quick ending war and results in thousands, even millions of lives being saved. Throughout my

  • The U.S. Military Should Prepare for both Conventional and Irregular Warfare

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    interests and threats. The U.S. military should prepare for both conventional and irregular warfare, while prioritizing conventional warfare, recognizing irregular warfare as the most significant short term threat to national interests and conventional warfare the most threatening in the long term. This paper will compare and contrast the considerations for these types of warfare, explain why the U.S. should prioritize conventional operations while preparing for both, and describe the short and long

  • Conventional Versus Irregular Warfare

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    Conventional Versus Irregular Warfare: Is the MAGTF the Model to Answer Both? When asked to compare and contrast U.S. military operations and capabilities for conventional versus irregular warfare, one cannot overlook the Marine Corps’ Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF). The MAGTF is the Marine Corps’ force protection aboard and how it contributes to the national security of this great nation. Five unique competencies allow the Marine Corps to do this successfully; however, they all focus on conventional

  • The Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF)

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    Conventional warfare follows the single battle concept, where two or more well defined forces using weapons that target the opposing force. The contiguous battle-space is well defined with a deep, close and rear area allowing the force commander to array forces that can be visually displayed in a linear graphic. This does not hold true in an unconventional warfare, where the rear area may also be the close and deep fight and forces may target the civilian population either through direct, indirect

  • Irregular Warfare And Terrorism Essay

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    the opening sentences of the chapter “Irregular Warfare and Terrorism” in his book Another Bloody Century of the dangers of oversimplifying the categories of warfare. To look at warfare as either regular or irregular without being absolutely clear on the definitions of each and the context in which the terms are used is fruitless. Regular forces have been known to use irregular type tactics just as irregular forces have used conventional warfare to reach their political goals. It is imperative

  • The Nature of War: Clausewitz

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    achieve success for all types of conflict. Regular or conventional warfare is defined as war “typically between uniformed, state sponsored armies with high casualties, a high tempo, and a high consumption of resources.” Irregular warfare is a broad term that includes many different aspects of conflict against mostly irregular forces. Some of the aspects of irregular warfare include security force assistance, counterinsurgency, unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, peace keeping, stability

  • Guerrilla Warfare: The Vietnam War

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    No 7. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose, and the conventional army loses if it does not win. 'We Fought a military war; Opponents our Fought a political one. We sought physical attrition, Opponents Aimed for our psychological exhaustion. In the process, we lost sight of one of the cardinal maxims of guerilla war. The guerilla wins if he does not lose, the conventional army loses if it does not win. The North Vietnamese used their forces the way a bullfighter uses its cape - to keep us lunging

  • Irregular Warfare Mindset Needed for Our Modern World

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    saw a significant change from the conventional mindset to one of irregular warfare. While threats from conventional forces still exist in today’s environment, irregular warfare has become a mainstay across the globe. The United States needs to adopt and maintain an irregular warfare mindset, above that of conventional, to ensure adaptable economic, political and military capabilities in an ever evolving global environment. In places like Somalia, conventional means have not worked, but the U.S

  • Irregular Warfare Essay

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    a general discord among stakeholders on the definition of irregular warfare and where the term and concept fits within the joint and the individual services’ doctrine. The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review report uses the term “irregular” only once in its one hundred and five pages and only in terms of a focus on building the joint force’s capability and capacity to deal with irregular warfare while maintaining a clear conventional and nuclear global superiority. Currently, the definition is ambiguous

  • Essay On Cyberspace

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    effect.” This uncertainty requires actors to act with speed. William J. Lynn compares cyber warfare with manoeuvre warfare and says speed and agility, surprise and economy of force are key characteristics of war applicable to Cyberwar the same way they are in conventional wars. It can be concluded that there are marked differences as well as similarities between the conduct of Cyberwar and conventional war, owing to the unique characteristics of cyberspace. Cyberwar is peculiar but real. For armies