A raid is a brief attack, normally performed by a small military force of commandos, or by irregulars. A raid may be conducted to demoralize or confuse an enemy, to ransack a camp, to obtain or destroy goods, to free POWs, to kill or capture people important to an enemy force, or to gather intelligence. Raids are especially common in guerrilla warfare. In military science, the term commando can refer to an individual, a military unit or a raiding style of military operation. ... Irregular soldiers in Beauharnois, Quebec, 19th century Irregular military refers to any non-standard military. ... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... Military intelligence (abbreviated MI, int. ... Look up guerrilla in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...
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