Daesh Urban Cyber Warfare
Urban fighting is a violent and difficult method of warfare. That tactics are different and the presence of civilians complicates the battle plans and operations orders. Civilians are difficult to discern from armed combatants. The fields of fire are limited in scope, clarity and distance with much of the fighting occurring house-to-house and hand-to-hand. This type of warfare is slow and deadly for all involved. The terrain is strewn with booby-traps, IEDs, and snipers. Urban fighting usually provides the smaller, weaker, guerrilla forces an advantage against larger adversaries. They use ambush tactics and hope to drive the larger force to leave through attrition. Larger forces usually need to engage with more manpower. A house once cleared may be reoccupied. The ability for both sides to blend in adds to the complexity.
In the case of Daesh and their use of Social Media, we are fighting a…
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