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Weaker military forces

  • Terrorism [r]: An act, with targets including civilians or civilian infrastructure, intended to create an atmosphere of fear in order to obtain a political objective. [e]
  • Guerrilla warfare [r]: A set of strategic, operational, and tactical actions, within a political context, taken against an enemy in territory dominated by that enemy, by irregular troops, often not uniformed [e]
  • Insurgency [r]: A wide range of political and military actions intended to change a government, through means considered illegal by that government. [e]
  • Coup d'etat [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Subversion [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Al-Qaeda [r]: International islamist terrorist network. Responsible for the 9-11 attack and other terrorist attacks. [e]
  • Coercion [r]: Inducing or preventing changes in political or individual behavior through the use of threats, intimidation, or some other form of pressure—most commonly, the application of the threat of force; successful coercion is a form of compellence [e]

Unconventional tactics

  • Swarming (military) [r]: A method of military attacking using multiple attack forces against an opponent, which act in an autonomous but synchronized manner, with real-time communications for their coordination [e]
  • Battle of the Teutoburg Forest [r]: A decisive defeat, in 9 Ad, of Roman forces by a group of Germanic tribes commanded by Arminius [e]

Technological imbalance

  • Gulf War [r]: The conflict started by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and ended with the liberation of Kuwait and major damage to Iraqi forces, by a US-led UN coalition in 1991. [e]
  • Nuclear weapon [r]: A weapon that produces extremely powerful explosions from principles involving subatomic particle reactions, rather than the chemical reactions among atoms that power conventional explosives [e]


Other related topics

  • War crime [r]: Acts that violate the laws of war as they applied in the time and place of commission, or that were deemed violations of law, possibly ex post facto, as determined by a competent tribunal [e]
  • Israel-Palestine security [r]: Military and intelligence means of protecting Israel and Palestine from one another's attacks, without consideration of long-term political solutions [e]