JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES

The New Soldier in the Age of Asymmetric Conflict, by Rumu Sarkar

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  • April 2014
    Volume: 
    8
    Issue: 
    2
    Book Review

    Asymmetric warfare has existed from the time of the famous tale of David and Goliath. Post-World War II, the world has witnessed these conflicts in Vietnam, Palestine, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. The United States (US) is currently the sole superpower, and even countries with strong armed forces are developing asymmetric capabilities to respond to military threats posed by the US. Countries like China, Russia, Israel, Syria and India have to respond to asymmetric challenges which require innovative tactics in comparison to regular conventional warfare.

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