What  is Asymmetric warfare?

It is a war between belligerents whose relative military power differs significantly, or whose strategy or tactics differ significantly.

Asymmetric warfare can describe a conflict in which the resources of two belligerents differ in essence and in the struggle, interact and attempt to exploit each other’s characteristic weaknesses. Such struggles often involve strategies and tactics of unconventional warfare, the weaker combatants attempting to use strategy to offset deficiencies in quantity or quality. Such strategies may not necessarily be militarized.This is in contrast to symmetric warfare, where two powers have similar military power and resources and rely on tactics that are similar overall, differing only in details and execution.

During the last decade and a half of militant extremism with global ambitions, asymmetric warfare has been a much-ballyhooed concept sometimes alleged to give the weaker belligerent an inherent, automatic advantage. But this is a gross oversimplification, and when it takes root in the minds of those threatened by and opposing terrorism, it can become a self-defeating distortion of the truth.

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I wrote Asymmetrical warfare as a commentary on two conflicting roles of the military. It is promotrd as  building character, but warfare can destroy families and scar the children and adults who are caught up in it. This war plays down to damage and potray death to sacrifice for next generation. There was an alien species with no knowledge of biology might see our films and assume that , the war gives rise to our descendants. At the same time some of the reproduce by being cut into pieces, it seemed like reproductive strategy if war wounds allow for exchange of genetic material. I wrote Asymmetrical warfare to let that perspective play out and gave the character some room to draw its own conclusions when the war did not turn out as planned.