Unconventional method of warfare characterized by surprise attacks, staying hidden, and hit and run tactics. The point is to counter the forces of a larger more powerful opponent and exploit its disadvantages.
Essentially guerrilla warfare is fighting an offensive war while staying on the defensive. The enemy is always on the offensive so a guerrilla force must always be on the defensive. The idea is to inflict as much damage as possible on the enemy by surprise and then return to a defensive position fast enough so that the enemy cannot find anything to retaliate against. This is done repeatidly to undermine the enemy until the guerrilla force grows stronger than the enemy at which point conventional war can be waged.
The Vietcong successfully used Guerrilla warfare against a stronger force.
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