Definition of asymmetrical warfare in English:

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asymmetrical warfare

noun

[mass noun]
Warfare involving surprise attacks by small, simply armed groups on a nation armed with modern high-tech weaponry.
Example sentences
  • Now we have several American concepts such as information warfare and asymmetrical warfare that have crept into modern thinking on the subject of conflict.
  • Adversaries will continue to use fear as a weapon, especially in asymmetrical warfare, so it is prudent to reexamine fear's effect on unit effectiveness in military organizations.
  • Clearly, the challenge remains to meet the threat of an evolving and focused enemy employing asymmetrical warfare.

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