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					       Asymmetric Warfare
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                    vs.



Conventional Operations & Tactics
       Giap’s Three Stages of Struggle

1) Building the Base

2) Guerrilla Warfare

3) Mobile Warfare
                      Stage 1:
                  Building the Base
   Situate headquarters in difficult terrain for
    meetings, supplies and refuge
   Win hearts and minds of peasantry
      Beat/Assassinate landlords/tax collectors

      Redistribute land holdings

      Education/literacy campaigns

      Help with farming

   Gain
      Taxes

      Supplies

      Intelligence

      Porters
                        Stage 2:
                    Guerrilla Warfare
   Pin-prick attacks meant to frustrate the enemy
    and incite overblown reprisals
   Guerrilla “Pin-Prick” tactics
       Sabotage (road cutting, damage to vehicles, poison)
       Traps (IEDs, trip wires, traps)
       Terrorism (attacks on civilian targets, R&R sites)
       Camouflage (local vegetation, holes, tunnels)
       Human Shields
   Reprisals confirm propaganda and drive civilians to
    guerrilla group for support and guidance, increasing
    their popularity and strength
                    Stage 3:
                  Mobile Warfare
   May receive financial, equipment, supply,
    intel, training and/or personnel from proxy
    states
       Allows for more conventional, regular forces
   Guerrilla infrastructure allows for
   Speed, Surprise, Stealth
Conventional Operations & Tactics

 Offensive Forms of Maneuver
   •Envelopment
   •Turning Movement
   •Infiltration
   •Penetration
   •Frontal Attack
ENVELOPMENT
TURNING MOVEMENT
INFILTRATION
PENETRATION
FRONTAL ATTACK
The Operations Process
Full Spectrum Operations
The Operations Process

				
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