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Look up warfare in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Warfare can refer to: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ...

  • War, The waging of war (armed conflict) against an enemy.
  • Military strategy, planning the conduct of warfare.

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For other uses, see War (disambiguation). ... This article is about real and historical warfare. ...

Military operations marked by a specific characteristic

Asymmetric warfare originally referred to war between two or more actors or groups whose relative power differs significantly. ... Conventional warfare means a form of warfare conducted by using conventional military weapons and battlefield tactics between two or more nation-states in open confrontation. ... Chemical warfare is warfare (and associated military operations) using the toxic properties of chemical substances to kill, injure or incapacitate an enemy. ... Guerrilla (also called a partisan) is a term borrowed from Spanish (from guerra meaning war) used to describe small combat groups. ... Unconventional warfare (UW) is the opposite of conventional warfare. ...

By environment

Arctic warfare is a term used to describe conflict that takes place in an exceptionally cold climate. ... Desert warfare is combat in deserts. ... Jungle warfare is a term used to cover the special techniques needed for military units to survive and fight in jungle terrain. ... The US M1A1 Abrams tank is a typical modern main battle tank. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Captain John Ericsson invented sub-aquatic warfare. A ship would have the majority of its hull underneath the water The first example is probably the U.S. Moniter which existed during the Civil War Time era. ... Mountain warfare refers to warfare in the mountains. ... Urban warfare is a modern warfare conducted in urban areas such as towns and cities. ... Aerial warfare is the use of aircraft and other flying machines for the purposes of warfare. ... Space warfare is combat that takes place in outer space. ... // Electronic warfare (EW) is the use of the electromagnetic spectrum to effectively deny the use of this phenomena by an adversary, while optimizing its use by friendly forces. ... Sapping, or undermining, was a siege method used in the Middle Ages against fortified castles. ... The U.S. Department of Defense defines psychological warfare (PSYWAR) as: The planned use of propaganda and other psychological actions having the primary purpose of influencing the opinions, emotions, attitudes, and behavior of hostile foreign groups in such a way as to support the achievement of national objectives. ... Cyber-warfare is the use of computers and the Internet in conducting warfare in cyberspace. ...

By historical period

( main article Military history): Military history is composed of the events in the history of humanity that fall within the category of conflict. ...

Prehistoric warfare is war conducted in the era before writing, and before the establishments of large social entities like states. ... Ancient warfare is war as conducted from the beginnings of recorded history to the end of the ancient period. ... Medieval warfare is the warfare of the Middle Ages. ... Gunpowder warfare is associated with the start of the widespread use of gunpowder and the development of suitable weapons to use the explosive. ... Industrial warfare is a period in the history of warfare ranging roughly from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the beginning of the Information Age, which saw the rise of nation-states, capable of creating and equipping large armies and navies through the process of industrialization. ... Modern warfare involves the widespread use of highly advanced technology. ...

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