Asymmetric warfare



warfare in which opposing groups or nations have unequal military resources, and the weaker opponent uses unconventional weapons and tactics, as terrorism, to exploit the vulnerabilities of the enemy.
Contemporary Examples

This is an ultimatum seeking a target in the disorienting matrix of asymmetric warfare.
The History and Logic of Military Ultimatums, From Suez to Crimea Jacob Siegel March 3, 2014

Like Wallace, Bruce was an underdog; unlike Wallace he won, proving himself a master of asymmetric warfare.
Embracing ‘Braveheart,’ GOP Pols Seem Infatuated With Martyrdom Alex Massie December 20, 2011

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