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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Conventional warfare
Conventional warfare is a form of warfare conducted by using conventional military weapons and battlefield tactics between two or more states in open confrontation.
The general purpose of conventional warfare is to weaken or destroy the opponent's military force, thereby negating its ability to engage in conventional warfare.
Biological warfare has not been used since the 19th century (though it is possible that the 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States were bioterrorism), and chemical warfare has been used only a few times.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Conventional-warfare   (2775 words)

  
 Biological Warfare Protection
It was rather propelled by the severe limitations of conventional medicine (described in detail in the book) in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases.
The main problems stem from its diagnostic approaches which are incapable of identifying the true causes of chronic diseases — and as a consequence, the treatment modalities that follow are just as incapable of rooting them out.
I describe in detail, the serious deficiencies in conventional medicine which will result in many of you and your loved ones becoming vulnerable to the consequences of biological, chemical, or nuclear warfare.
www.scienceofmedicinepublishing.com /biological-warfare.html   (1099 words)

  
  Conventional warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Conventional warfare means a form of warfare conducted by using conventional military weapons and battlefield tactics between two or more nation-states in open confrontation.
The general purpose of conventional warfare is to destroy the opponent's military force, thereby negating his ability to engage in conventional warfare.
Biological warfare has not been used since the 19th century (though it is possible that the recent anthrax attacks in the United States were bioterrorism), and chemical warfare has been used only a few times.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conventional_warfare   (895 words)

  
 Asymmetric warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asymmetric warfare is a military term describing warfare in which the two belligerents are mismatched in their military capabilities or their accustomed methods of engagement.
Usually in warfare at the start of the conflict, the belligerents deploy forces of a similar type and the outcome of the war can be determined by the quality and quantity of the opposing forces.
For example, the Law of land warfare prohibits the use of a flag of truce or clearly-marked medical vehicles as cover for an attack or ambush, but an asymmetric combatant using this prohibited tactic depends on the superior power's obedience to the corresponding law.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asymmetric_warfare   (2231 words)

  
 Understanding Guerrilla Warfare
To compensate for this weakness, the philosophy of guerrilla warfare is to harass and weaken the enemy.
In all these phases of guerrilla warfare, some of the common tactics are the dispersion of guerrilla forces, the night attack as a psychological weapon against the enemy, the emphasis on attacking isolated forces, and the use of the local populace for support.
Guerrilla warfare is conducted in three phases depending on the organization and strength of the guerrilla and the comparable strength of the enemy.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/1990/GJ.htm   (3515 words)

  
 Glossary of Terms: Gu
Guerrilla warfare is strategically defensive because it spawns under a repressive government in defense of the interests of workers/peasants, or forms in the interests of national liberation against an occupying enemy force.
The survival of guerrilla warfare is entirely dependent upon the support of the oppressed population, who provide soldiers for combat, food, shelter, intelligence, medical supplies, etc.; while the guerrilla soldier usually acquires their armament and equipment from the enemy or the arms market.
In conventional warfare, the flintlock was a safer weapon, which allowed the formation of infantry "lines" – instead of needing at least a yard between firing soldiers using the matchlock rifle, the flintlock allowed soldiers to stand shoulder to shoulder, creating a "wall of fire".
www.marxists.org /glossary/terms/g/u.htm   (2429 words)

  
 Understanding Revolutionary Warfare
It is evident that warfare has shifted away from conventional wars fought by large heavily equipped armies to unconventional wars commonly referred to as guerrilla wars.
In his Guerrilla Warfare, Mao quotes Lenin: As regards the form of fighting, it is unconditionaly requisite that history be investigated in order to discover the conditions of environment, the state of economic progress, and the political ideas that obtained, the national characteristics, customs and degree of civilization...
The emergences of revolutionary warfare and its attendant body of theory is a relatively recent historical development"...largely because it is so closely associated with two aspects of modernity- -industrialism and imperialism."4 That is not to say, however, that revolutionary warfare is a totally new concept.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/1990/MDI.htm   (4813 words)

  
 CONVENTIONAL WARFARE FACTS AND INFORMATION
Conventional warfare means a form of warfare conducted by
Nuclear warfare has only occurred once with the United_States bombing the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World_War_II in the Pacific.
The state and Clausewitzian principles peaked in the World_Wars of the 20th century, but also laid the groundwork for their dilapidation due to nuclear_proliferation and the manifestation of culturally aligned conflict.
www.beatlesfacts.com /conventional_warfare   (830 words)

  
 SiberNews Media! - Do SL defense forces have conventional warfare capability?
Militarily powerful countries exercise care when using their conventional armed forces in internal conflicts because in such conflicts there are many political issues and issues of warfare strategies that complicate the action of the forces.
If a conventional military force is deployed for protracted periods in internal conflicts or insurgencies within a country, that force will lose its capability to conduct conventional war.
It was in this context that the fear of foreign invasion arose, and the conventional military attempted to transform itself to conduct a guerilla war.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The state was first advocated by Plato, then found more acceptance in the consolidation of power under the Roman Catholic Church.
While previous wars were fought for social, religious, even cultural reasons, Clausewitz taught that war is merely "a continuation of politics by other means." It is a rational calculation where states fight for their interests (whether they are economic, security related, or otherwise) once normal discourse has broken down.
The state and Clausewitzian principles peaked in the World Wars of the 20th century, but also laid the groundwork for their dilapidation due to nuclear proliferation and the manifestation of culturally aligned conflict.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Conventional_warfare   (861 words)

  
 Air Warfare
The first weapons, personal pistols issued to the pilots or navigators, were soon replaced by heavier weapons, mainly machine guns mounted over the upper wing or shooting backwards from the rear cockpit of the airplane.
The extreme ends of the scale of air operations are the guerrilla warfare on the one hand and air strikes on the other.
However, there was no avoiding the truth that if a party to a modern conventional war is not capable of fighting successfully in the air, he no longer has fighting units but only target units.
www.sci.fi /~fta/warfare.htm   (2982 words)

  
 (Un)Conventional Warfare?? | TPMCafe
I thought the new conventional wisdom meant having the flexibility to fight a range of wars –‘conventional’, ‘unconventional’ and guerilla wars (is that ‘nonconventional’?).
The theory is that the military are still institutionalised for the conventional style warfare and thus still spend vast budgets on technology (aircrafts, warships, armoured vehicles etc) and struggle to engage with the new types of conflict.
Probably the answer is (if "conventional" warfare is more structured and "politer" form than unconventional) that the more self-righteous a nation is, the more it swears it sticks to conventional warfare.
www.tpmcafe.com /blog/americaabroad/2006/jul/25/un_conventional_warfare   (6796 words)

  
 The RMA Debate: Second Thoughts on the RMA: Reflections on the Revolution in Military Affairs
This widely-shared conventional wisdom holds that a new revolution in military affairs has already begun, that it is essentially technical in nature, and that it first manifested itself in certain capabilities American forces brought to bear during the 1991 Gulf War.
The protracted trench warfare near Richmond, Virginia, in 1864-65 was merely a foretaste of the much longer and bloodier stalemate half a century later on the Western Front in World War I. The steady- state application of firepower seemed merely to produce a steady-state outcome.
Although conventional forces are clearly on the defensive at the end of the 20th century, there is no set timetable for their demise and no assurance that they will ever cease to play some role as long as war exists.
www.comw.org /rma/fulltext/reflect.html   (17128 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Ancient Siege Warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Warfare in the Classical World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons, Warriors and Warfare in the Ancient Civilisations of Greece and Rome by John Gibson Warry
When the problem was solved, however, "the assaulting troops found themselves not on a conventional field of battle opposed by an army but in a maze of streets and buildings opposed by an entire population," writes Kern.
Ancient siege warfare was a form of total war that often ended in the sack of a city and the massacre or enslavement of entire populations.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0253335469?v=glance   (1251 words)

  
 Conventional warfare -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Conventional warfare means a form of (The waging of armed conflict against an enemy) warfare conducted by
using conventional military weapons and battlefield tactics between two or more nation-states in open confrontation.
However the defender may be willing to accept the consequences of such attacks, and resort to (Click link for more info and facts about unconventional warfare) unconventional warfare in order to ultimately achieve his goals.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/C/Co/Conventional_warfare.htm   (220 words)

  
 Information Warfare
Information warfare is the application of destructive force on a large scale against information assets and systems, against the computers and networks that support the four critical infrastructures (the power grid, communications, financial, and transportation).
Information warfare in its broadest sense is a struggle that involves the communications process, a struggle that began with the advent of human communication and conflict.
Information warfare now includes the electricity that powers our homes and hospitals, the phones, faxes, and computers that we and our government at large use to communicate and share information, the trillions of dollars that drive our economy, and the trains and planes that we use to get from one place to another.
www.fas.org /irp/eprint/snyder/infowarfare.htm   (4300 words)

  
 NATIV - Sept. 2000 - Conventional Warfare and the Israeli Military Doctrine
This article examines the various aspects of conventional warfare in the Middle East during the past fifty years, focusing on the Yom Kippur War.
Other key factors to conventional warfare were the importance of logistics, and the improvement of the main weapon systems, in most of the armies in the area.
The direction of conventional warfare in the coming times is not clear.
www.acpr.org.il /NATIV/2000-4-5/eilamxs.htm   (302 words)

  
 TamilNet: Do Sri Lanka's defense forces have conventional warfare capability?- Taraki
Militarily powerful countries exercise care when using their conventional armed forces in internal conflicts because in such conflicts there are many political issues and issues of warfare strategies that complicate the action of the forces.
If a conventional military force is deployed for protracted periods in internal conflicts or insurgencies within a country, that force will lose its capability to conduct conventional war.
It was in this context that the fear of foreign invasion arose, and the conventional military attempted to transform itself to conduct a guerilla war.
www.tamilnet.com /art.html?catid=79&artid=14944   (2234 words)

  
 guerrilla warfare on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
When guerrillas obey the laws of conventional warfare they are entitled, if captured, to be treated as ordinary prisoners of war; however, they are often executed by their captors.
The tactics of guerrilla warfare stress deception and ambush, as opposed to mass confrontation, and succeed best in an irregular, rugged, terrain and with a sympathetic populace, whom guerrillas often seek to win over by propaganda, reform, and terrorism.
Guerrilla warfare, democracy, and the fate of the confederacy.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/g1/guerrill.asp   (350 words)

  
 Officer, The: Asymmetric Warfare: Old Method, New Concern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Strategists define asymmetric warfare as conflict deviating from the norm, or an indirect approach to affect a counter-balancing of force.
Asymmetric warfare is best understood as a strategy, a tactic, or a method of warfare and conflict.
Although there are numerous examples of asymmetry in 20th century warfare, its use was not as pronounced between adversaries as it is today.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0IBY/is_2_77/ai_73326816   (1268 words)

  
 Deceptive Tactics for Defense of Information Systems: Lessons from Conventional Warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Today, when our computer networks and information systems are increasingly expected to be part of the terrain of warfare, it is important to investigate effective strategies and tactics for them.
Concealment for conventional military operations uses natural terrain features and weather to hide forces and equipment from an enemy.
G., Military deception, strategic surprise, and conventional deterrence: a political analysis of Egypt and Israel, 1971-73.
www.nps.navy.mil /cs/Research/softdeception/mildec.htm   (4791 words)

  
 OpinionJournal - Extra
The question is not simple, for the Geneva Conventions say that they apply to conflicts between states that are parties; but al Qaeda is a terrorist network and not a state, let alone a party to the Geneva Conventions.
He described the Geneva Conventions as ingrained in U.S. military culture, and said that an American soldier's self-image is bound up with the conventions.
• The essence of the Convention is the distinction between soldiers and civilians (i.e., between combatants and non-combatants).
www.opinionjournal.com /extra/?id=110005148   (920 words)

  
 Train soldiers to win hearts and minds | csmonitor.com
Unfortunately, at a time when irregular warfare is becoming increasingly important, the US military is struggling to meet the irregular threats it faces today.
Counterinsurgency is also much less appealing than conventional warfare: The former is frustratingly slow, due to the gradual process of winning over the people so that they no longer support the insurgents.
Such a monumental shift in tactics for a conventional military will require it to develop a new paradigm of what it means to be a soldier: A soldier is more than a fighter, and direct combat is not his or her only worthy purpose.
www.csmonitor.com /2006/0920/p09s02-coop.html   (954 words)

  
 Conventional Warfare - USA Wahl 2004 - USA Election - US Wahlen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
There’s a case to be made that it hardly matters how eloquent or effective John Kerry was at the Democratic National Convention last week.
And there was something undeniably effective in the way the Convention was militarized, with all those retired generals and comrades-in-arms on the stage to testify to his bravery under fire.
Still, the Convention’s display of martial virtue was a little worrying, too: one wonders if future Democrats, in this age of a volunteer, professional Army, will be able to challenge a conservative Republican without the moral credential of three Purple Hearts, a Silver Star, and a Bronze Star.
www.usa-election.de /usa/conventional_warfare.htm   (731 words)

  
 Deceptive Tactics for Defense of Information Systems: Lessons from Conventional Warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Feints by the attacker in information warfare could involve attacks with less-powerful methods, to encourage the defender to overreact and be less prepared for subsequent main attack involving a different method.
In general, offensive opportunities for deception are as frequent as defensive opportunities, in cyberspace as well as in conventional warfare, but appropriate methods differ.
  That is different from conventional warfare where, say, the attacker can choose the weapons used in an aerial attack but the defender also can choose among many defensive tactics like hardening targets, decoys, jamming, anti-aircraft fire, or aerial engagement.
www.cs.nps.navy.mil /people/faculty/rowe/mildec.htm   (5000 words)

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