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Asymmetric Warfare Course

Conducted by HIED


To provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyse asymmetric threats, and to examine the operational roles of the military in countering such threats.


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 - Intermediate
ePrime No.: N/A
ETOC Code: LOP-LO-21551

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N3-127-A-24 13 - 17 May 24 Contact POC

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ADL courses can be accessed without the need for enrolment but students are required to register through the JADL portal using a military/government email address otherwise they will not be accepted.

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.

Further Information

The course explores the following security challenges:

State Sponsored Activities
Transnational Organized Crime
The Information Environment
Ungoverned Spaces