Unconventional Warfare Law and Legal Definition

Unconventional warfare is a form of warfare to destabilize an enemy in such ways that can even disable the enemy to continue making war. Unconventional warfare is based on using creative, innovative, and stealthy tactics which makes the enemy unable to know what happens next. Those who use unconventional warfare use a variety of tactics to torture enemy troops. They also undermine quality of life for civilians by making life more dangerous, and, encouraging the curtailment of civil liberties. The use of intimidation and coercion is also common in unconventional warfare.

Unconventional warfare is a spectrum of military and paramilitary operations, normally of long duration, predominantly conducted through, with, or by indigenous or surrogate forces. It includes guerrilla warfare, subversion, sabotage, intelligence activities, and unconventional assisted recovery. The use of intimidation and coercion is also common in unconventional warfare.