partisan warfare
Not to be used. See guerrilla warfare.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • Guerrilla warfare in the American Civil War — followed the same general patterns of irregular warfare conducted in 19th century Europe. Structurally, they can be divided into three different types of operations mdash; the so called People s War , partisan warfare , and raiding warfare . Each …   Wikipedia

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