[IWAR] Asymmetric Warfare (fw)

From: lcs Mixmaster Remailer (mixat_private)
Date: Thu May 28 1998 - 16:20:02 PDT

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    Justifying Yeltsin? No wonder their army's demoralized-- he's told 
    them to kill their own people who want their independence back 
    from what used to be the Soviet super-state! The military-- 
    the USAF-- and Capt. John Paradis-- had better consider that 
    if rebellion arises, the fact that the military's willing to 
    kill its country's own people is why the rebellion happened in 
    the first place.
    --THE LIE
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    >Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 15:49:47 -0400
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    >From: John Young <jyaat_private>
    >Subject: Asymmetric Warfare
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    >980734.  Special operations commander outlines future threats
    >by Capt. John Paradis
    >16th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
    >HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) -- More Chechnyas.  If a military strategist
    >needed to look at a good model for the typical future conflict, the war
    >torn republic of Chechnya comes to mind, said Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker,
    >U.S. Special Operations Command commander in chief.
    >Speaking recently to about 2,000 Hurlburt Field troops at the 55th
    >Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar, Schoomaker said the only certainty in
    >the future of warfare is that security challenges will be more ambiguous
    >and will follow less traditional paths.
    >Looking at Chechnya as an example of future conflict, confrontation will
    >likely differ from the more conventional and familiar "total war" by the
    >inclination of future adversaries to use "psychological terror" and the
    >influence of international media, the Internet and even cell phones to
    >employ open brutality as an information warfare tactic.
    >Russian President Boris Yeltsin, determined to crush the secessionist
    >drive of the tiny, mainly Muslim southern republic, ordered about 40,000
    >troops into Chechnya in December 1994.  What was planned as a quick
    >campaign turned into a long and costly war, in which the outnumbered
    >rebels time and again dealt heavy blows to a demoralized Russian
    >It's such "asymmetric" opponents like separatists, rebel groups,
    >insurgents and terrorists that U.S. special operations forces will need
    >to prepare for -- enemies who won't attack U.S. strategic strengths, but
    >will instead target U.S. vulnerabilities by executing unorthodox
    >measures to gain success, Schoomaker said.
    >"That's the future.  More Chechnyas," the general said.   "We are going
    >to see more conflict of this nature because it's a much different world
    >we're facing."

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