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what is the Asymmetric Warfare Group

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posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 02:28 PM
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its suppose to be a relatively new rapid deployment unit based out of fort meade in maryland.

what have they done? as in is there anything special about them. if there not associated with "special forces" so what exactly is it?

[edit on 26-9-2007 by asala]

[edit on 26-9-2007 by Crakeur]




posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 02:44 PM
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Asymmetric warfare is a code word for dirty tricks. Starting riots, shooting dissidents, false flag operations, etc.

Just more of the same sleaze that our special forces too often do.



posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 03:07 PM
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Asymmetric warfare isn't a codeword for anything, and thanks for insulting some of the finest soldiers, sailors, and airmen, by insinuating that they are doing sleazy activities. Way to deny ignorance!


This same discussion happened some months ago, but I'll provide some education here. Asymmetric warfare is a term that refers to when 2 unevenly matched forces face each other. The smaller of the forces cannot hope to match the conventional firepower of the larger, so it has to pick and chose when and where to engage, to maximize it's effectiveness(i.e. guerilla warfare).

The Asymmetric Warfare Group studies lessons learned from the TTPs(Tactics, Techniques, Procedures) that the insurgents/terrorists have been employing, so that friendly forces can more effectively counter them, and be more unpredictable(improving survivablity).



posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 03:15 PM
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You're wrong. Shame on you for using patriotism to shield the criminal activities of some of our soldiers. The epitome of asymmetrical warfare is the proxy war. All proxy wars have been as sleazy as hell.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 03:17 PM
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Oh please,


He was just saying it without the sugar coating. Guerilla warfare is the same thing terrorists are doing essentially (small groups, ambush & surprise)


Guerrilla warfare is distinguished from the small unit tactics used in screening or recon operations typical of conventional forces. It is also different from the activities of bandits, pirates or robbers. Such criminal groups may use guerrilla-like tactics, but their primary purpose is booty, and not a political objective.

Source: Wiki

I'd say terrorists are politically motivated, as are insurgents.

Asymmetric warfare is just doublespeak for guerilla warfare.



posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 03:20 PM
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Maybe. But in the American experience, this has meant using either special forces or sellouts in other countries to do your dirty work.



posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 03:26 PM
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Originally posted by uberarcanist
But in the American experience, this has meant using either special forces or sellouts in other countries to do your dirty work.



You're are correct here, but I was referencing his use of the term guerilla warfare. Good points on the proxy war issue. I forgot about that.



posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 09:19 AM
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Originally posted by uberarcanist
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You're wrong. Shame on you for using patriotism to shield the criminal activities of some of our soldiers. The epitome of asymmetrical warfare is the proxy war. All proxy wars have been as sleazy as hell.

en.wikipedia.org...


Try using the definition of the term you are referring to, rather than the one you think it means.

en.wikipedia.org...

"Asymmetric warfare originally referred to war between two or more actors or groups whose relative power differs significantly. Contemporary military thinkers tend to broaden this to include asymmetry of strategy or tactics; today "asymmetric warfare" can describe a military situation in which two belligerents of unequal power interact and attempt to exploit each other's characteristic weaknesses. Such struggles often involve strategies and tactics of unconventional warfare, the "weaker" combatants attempting to use strategy to offset deficiencies in quantity or quality.[1]

Your welcome to your opinion about whether SOF forces are sleazy, but don't try to redefine terms to advance your agenda.

There's also a big difference between attacking military/government targets, and randomly blowing up civilians in a market or pizza parlor, etc.., if you're alluding to SOF forces training/equipping forces within hostile countries.



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