Asymmetric Threat

Asymmetric Threat

The possibility that a weak power will use surprise, deception, terrorism, new technologies, or some other unconventional method to defeat a strong power. Asymmetric threat poses a political risk to commerce.
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Both navies were engaged in various harbour and sea-based activities encompassing anti-piracy operations and asymmetric threat at sea.
Additionally, this asymmetric threat will likely utilize conventional and unconventional weapons and munitions, and possibly other technologies, to include the use of computers and the Internet to its advantage.
The problem that besets the Korean Peninsula lies in the unavoidable fact that the ROK's vulnerability has increased as North Korea's asymmetric threat has expanded and diversified.
8220;We will not allow our troops to be a step behind on the battlefield and we endeavor to ensure the war fighter is equipped to aggressively engage the asymmetric threat preemptively and proactively, and in a way that leaves them with no desire to continue the fight.
Thornton notes that "it is useful to point out that asymmetric techniques can also be applied by the stronger power," and then underscores "the importance of the asymmetric threat today--from both state and sub-state actors.
This asymmetric threat is difficult to defend against.
The fluid, asymmetric threat environment we face today in Iraq will be quickly adopted by our enemies of the future.
Such "information warfare" appears to be a leading asymmetric threat to Western-style democracies.
The threat environment expanded from a strategic, nuclear, symmetric threat from bombers, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and air- or sea-launched cruise missiles to a continuing symmetric threat, and an emergent asymmetric threat, which was focused across all domains, borders, and agencies.
As a result, new knowledge was not created through effective information management and analysis processes so that this asymmetric threat could be anticipated and mitigated.
He followed up by helping to balance the support and training requirements of the unit, and he ran interference when necessary to allow the unit to train for a real asymmetric threat.
But, apart from the PRC's documented support for these state sponsors of terror, China on its own represents an asymmetric threat to America far greater than all of the "axis of evil" regimes (as President George W.
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