the use of hit-and-run tactics by small, mobile groups of irregular forces operating in territory controlled by a hostile, regular force.
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How to use guerrilla warfare in a sentence
guerrilla warfare, according to author and historian Max Boot, "is the universal war of the weak."
Do you know why we are unsuccessful in asymmetrical and guerrilla warfare in CENTCOM theatre of operations?Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’ | The Daily Beast | February 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He points out that in a full scale world war, guerrilla warfare, however romanticized and dramatic, is seldom relevant.
A war of gangs and urban warfare, guerrilla warfare and a war of bees that sting and run away and return to sting once more.
“I do guerrilla warfare,” Reed once famously said to a journalist.
Thus Hindman confesses he was encouraging the bloody guerrilla warfare which raged throughout the State.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
In the art of guerrilla warfare the Indians have always shown exceptional skill.The Myths of the North American Indians | Lewis Spence
Checked by this defeat, he again drew back into the forests, resuming his guerrilla warfare against the plantations.Black Rebellion | Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Suppressed in one place, they appeared in another, waging a guerrilla warfare like that against Napoleon.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4 | Henry Charles Lea
By dint of guerrilla warfare, presents, and coaxing, by the middle of 1771 the rebels were pacified and settled in towns.The Colonization of North America | Herbert Eugene Bolton
Cultural definitions for guerrilla warfare
Wars fought with hit-and-run tactics by small groups against an invader or against an established government. (See counterinsurgency.)
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