W is for Warfare


Asymmetrical Warfare: High tech big force against a small guerrilla force for whom survival means winning. The big force’s desire to crush the little force is what makes the little guy important, what gives him weight. Asymmetrical Warfare makes the big guy look bad either way you cut it. A) you beat up the little guy – ass. Or B) the little guy beat you – wimp.

Unconventional Warfare (as a special operations definition): training an indigenous population to overthrow an unlawful ruler or gov’t

but you can also describe it as dirty warfare, some might be legal, some might not.

As a side note, one of the panel members spouted this little ditty: the # 1 group to lead a terrorist organization? Western trained humanities majors, followed by doctors and then engineers.