What is Conventional Warfare?

Introduction Conventional warfare is a form of warfare conducted by using conventional weapons and battlefield tactics between two or more states in open confrontation. The forces on each side are well-defined, and fight using weapons that primarily target the opponent’s military. It is normally fought using conventional weapons, and not with chemical, biological, or nuclear… Read More

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What is Unconventional Warfare?

Introduction Unconventional warfare (UW) is the support of a foreign insurgency or resistance movement against its government or an occupying power. Whereas conventional warfare is used to reduce the opponent’s military capability directly through attacks and manoeuvres, UW is an attempt to achieve victory indirectly through a proxy force. UW contrasts with conventional warfare in… Read More