A broad spectrum of military and paramilitary operations conducted in enemy-held, enemy-controlled, or politically sensitive territory. UW includes, but is not limited to, the interrelated fields of guerrilla warfare, evasion and escape, subversion, sabotage, and other operations of a low visibility, covert, or clandestine nature.
Long-duration, indirect activities including guerrilla warfare and other offensive, low visibility, or clandestine operations.
Direct Action (DA):
Short duration strikes and small scale offensive actions. Overt or covert action against an enemy force to seize, damage, or destroy a target; capture or recover personnel or material in support of strategic/operational objectives or conventional forces.
Special Reconnaissance (SR):
Special Forces teams are infiltrated behind enemy lines to provide the theater commander with intelligence on the enemy or to gather information on the terrain, local populace, etc. of an area. Verify, through observation or other collection methods, information concerning enemy capabilities, intentions, and activities in support of strategic/operational objectives or conventional forces.