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guerrilla warfare

Gǝˈrilǝ ˈwôrˌfer

military and paramilitary operations conducted in enemy-held or hostile territory by irregular, predominantly indigenous forces.

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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003

... warfare , see in resistance section of relevant major powers and under names of relevant...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

... warfare gǝˈrilǝ ˈwôrˌfer military and paramilitary operations conducted in enemy-held or hostile territory by irregular, predominantly indigenous...

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Brian Loveman

The Oxford Companion to International Relations

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2014
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Social sciences, Politics
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...some sort of guerrilla warfare has not been utilized by the weak against the strong, by resistance forces against foreign invaders, by technically or numerically inferior armies against better-equipped, larger, or more powerful forces. No single theater of operations or mode of combat defines guerrilla warfare. Historically, guerrilla fighters have operated in rural areas, forests, mountains, and deserts. As the world's population concentrated more in cities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, urban guerrilla warfare became more common. Indicative of...

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Brian Loveman

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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2012
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Social sciences, Politics
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1,356 words

...some sort of guerrilla warfare has not been utilized by the weak against the strong, by resistance forces against foreign invaders, by technically or numerically inferior armies against better-equipped, larger, or more powerful forces. No single theater of operations or mode of combat defines guerrilla warfare. Historically, guerrilla fighters have operated in rural areas, forests, mountains, and deserts. As the world's population concentrated more in cities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, urban guerrilla warfare became more common. Indicative of this...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
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...which some sort of guerrilla warfare has not been utilized by the weak against the strong, by resistance forces against foreign invaders, by technically or numerically inferior armies against better-equipped, larger, or more powerful forces. No single theater of operations or mode of combat defines guerrilla warfare. Historically, guerrilla fighters operated in rural areas, forests, mountains, and deserts. As the world's population concentrated more in cities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, urban guerrilla warfare became more common. Indicative of...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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... warfare Small-scale, ground combat operations usually designed to harass, rather than destroy, the enemy. Such tactics are often employed by insurgents or irregular soldiers. The tactics are especially suited to difficult terrain, and rely on lightning attacks and aid from civilian sympathizers. In the 20th century, many nationalist and communist movements, such as Tito 's Yugoslavian partisans in World War 2, used guerrilla...

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Geraldine Lievesley

A Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations (4 ed.)

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2018
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... warfare Armed struggles waged by irregular units, usually in the countryside and enjoying popular support, which demand socio‐political transformation and challenge the power of the state. The strategy has been identified with Third World revolutions, particularly the Chinese, Vietnamese, and Cuban. Geraldine...

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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2004

... Warfare . Guerrilla warfare (the word guerrilla comes from the Spanish meaning “little war”) is often the means used by weaker nations or military organizations against a larger, stronger foe. Fought largely by independent, irregular bands, sometimes linked to regular forces, it is a warfare of harassment through surprise. It features the use of ambushes, hit‐and‐run raids, sabotage, and, on occasion, terrorism to wear down the enemy. Typically, a small guerrilla force seeks to concentrate its strength against the weaker portions of the enemy's forces,...

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

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2004

... warfare Guerrilla warfare is, at its simplest, a direct reversal of the logic of regular warfare. Where regular armies aim to concentrate force to achieve a decision with maximum speed, guerrilla forces disperse and conduct small-scale operations over an indefinite period of time. The strength of this form of warfare is its resilience; its weakness is the inability of small forces to confront regular armies directly. If a guerrilla strategy is to secure victory, this can only happen if it can debilitate the regular force, or if the guerrilla force can...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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2012
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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Gǝˈrilǝ ˈwôrˌfermilitary and paramilitary operations conducted in enemy-held or hostile territory by irregular, predominantly indigenous forces.
guerrilla marketing

guerrilla marketing  

A term coined by Jay Conrad Levinson, former advertising director and marketing professor, in 1984 broadly meaning unconventional marketing in order to get maximum results from minimal resources. It ...
Small Wars Manual

Small Wars Manual  

A manual on guerilla and counterinsurgency warfare developed during the 1920s and 1930s by the U.S. Marine Corps. First published in 1940, it provides valuable insights into small-scale military ...
Kaffir wars

Kaffir wars  

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Nine conflicts in South Africa arising from the tension between Boer/British expansion and the tribes of the powerful pastoral Xhosa nation, characterized by slow British adaptation to guerrilla ...
conventional war

conventional war  

Warfare, other than guerrilla/counterinsurgent warfare, conducted without the use of nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons.
Carlos Marighela

Carlos Marighela  

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(1911–69),Brazilian communist who came to the theory and practice of urban guerrilla warfare comparatively late in a life devoted to clandestine activity. A mulatto, he joined the Brazilian Communist ...
jayhawker

jayhawker  

N.1 a guerrilla raider in Kansas during the Civil War.2 any freebooting guerrilla.
Reagan Doctrine

Reagan Doctrine  

President Ronald Reagan's Cold War policy, which advocated using U.S. intelligence operations to sponsor and support guerrilla warfare overseas with the goal of preventing the spread of communism. ...
John Hunt Morgan

John Hunt Morgan  

(1825–64) Confederate army cavalry officer, born in Huntsville, Alabama. Morgan achieved fame as a master of guerrilla warfare, going behind enemy lines to gather intelligence, disrupt ...

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