n Journal for Contemporary History - The other edge of asymmetry : South Africa's Bush War strategy

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



There is much talk today of "asymmetric warfare", with scant regard for the fact that it is nothing new: Guerrilla wars and terrorism have been around since the beginning of armed conflict. Also, few seem to consider that "asymmetry" works both ways: There is nothing that is quite as "asymmetric" as a tank driving over an infantryman. It is this latter aspect of "asymmetric warfare" that this article will explore in the context of the "Bush War".

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