asymmetrical warfare

asymmetric warfare

noun
warfare in which opposing groups or nations have unequal military resources, and the weaker opponent uses unconventional weapons and tactics, as terrorism, to exploit the vulnerabilities of the enemy.
Also, asymmetrical warfare.
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asymmetrical warfare
 
n
warfare between a powerful military force and a weak guerilla force

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Main Entry:  asymmetrical warfare
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a conflict in which a much weaker opponent uses unorthodox or surprise tactics to attack the weak points of the much stronger opponent, esp. involving terrorism, guerilla warfare, etc.
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