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Asymmetric Warfare Course

Conducted by HIED


The aim of the course is to introduce students to 21st Century Asymmetric Security challenges. The course involves a series of foundational lectures including the Asymmetric Nature of Modern Conflict, Transnational issues and the Nexus of overlapping security issues. The course explores the following security challenges:

State Sponsored Activities
Transnational Organized Crime
The Information Environment
Ungoverned Spaces


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3332 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: LOP - Land Operations
Area: LO - Land Operations
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Understand
ePrime No.: N/A
ETOC Code: LOP-LO-21551

Course Iterations

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Learning Objectives

ASYMMETRIC WARFARE DEFINITION: Given references, the student will be able to explain the definition of asymmetric warfare in temporary security environment

WAGING AND COUNTERING: Given references, the student will be able to apply the principles of waging and countering the assymmetric warfare

ANALYZING CURRENT THREATS: Given references, the student will be able to analyse current asymmetric warfare threats

Course Participants

This course is designed for military officers (OF-2 to OF-5), warrant officers and senior non-commissioned officers who are preparing for a National or International Joint Operations assignment that may involve joint planning. The civilians and Government Agencies involved in combined activities with military or interagency cooperations are considered eligible.

Language Proficiency: English 3332 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-7 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-2 thru OF-5


This one-week course is comprised of an overview of Asymmetric Warfare areas of interest. The course has a different area of interest for each day, culminating in a practical exercise, which addresses: AW concepts, strategic philosophies, and operational approaches conducted with operational vignettes and case studies.
Lessons will be conducted through interactive lectures on concepts, principles and procedures. Lectures will be followed by a case study on a former or current Asymmetric Warfare threats and followed by performance-oriented syndicate work in order to comprehend the knowledge and skills for meeting the aim of the course.