Asymmetric Warfare

Feb 5, 2013

Credit United States Forces - Iraq

Asymmetric warfare. It’s defined by a disparity between warring sides, where one is more powerful than the other, and many not involve nations at all, like in the U.S. “War on Terror.”  It’s also about using tactics which allow the weaker opponent to get the upper hand, from hijackings to cyber-attacks. We look at this growing type of warfare…and its impact on U.S. foreign and military policy.


Stephen Biddle  – Adjunct Senior Fellow for Defense Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University   

Bill Martel – Associate Professor of International Security at the Fletcher School of Tufts University, whose most recent book is Victory in War

Matt Masur - Associate Professor of U.S. History at Saint Anselm College with a special interest in American foreign relations.