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Their strategy is to render the frontier borderland and Afghanistan ungovernable-- where putting more resources would appear to be wasting them and result in the exhaustion of the armies. Elem ent of Surprise in W arfare Surprise has been one of the significant elements of conventional warfare.

Similarly, Carse argues that in finite games surprise ensures victory. On the other hand, in infinite games the asymmetric warfare surprise has a different significance since victory or defeat is not the end: Surprise in finite play is the triumph of the past over the future…Infinite players, on the other hand, continue their play in the expectation of being surprised.

If surprise is no longer possible, all play ceases…Surprise in infinite play is the triumph of the future over the past. Since infinite players do not regard the past as having an outcome, they have no way of Pakistan Journal of Criminology 21 knowing what has been begun there.

With each surprise, the past reveals a new beginning in itself. Inasmuch as the future is always surprising, the past is always changing. Carse , 18 For all finite games players are trained and strategies detailed to reduce the risk of surprise. A true Master Player plays as though the game is already in the past, according to a script whose detail is known prior to the play itself.

Let me point to three different schools of thought in war philosophy. First, the mainstream Western philosophy of war does not think that it is possible to master, that is, completely plan and control, the event of war because of surprises.

He gives chance an important value in the equation of success or defeat. Second, it is in Chinese classic war philosophy, which is still read today in war colleges around the world, that the element of surprise or friction are also thought to be controllable. Thus, the old Chinese war philosophy attempted to eliminate the element of chance by preparing the right combinations that could allow army to attain strategic advantage shi.

Therefore, they fight like infinite players, for whom surprise is what constitutes and continues the game. I further draw attention to the element of death in game theory as a kind of surprise in finite play, but not infinite play. Since the boundaries of death are always part of the play, the infinite player does not die at the end of play, but in the course of play.

The death of an infinite player is dramatic. In NATO forces killed one of the top leaders of the Taliban, Mullah Dadullah, and it was expected that his death would be their defeat. That did not happen. When Mullah Dadullah was killed, some people thought that the Taliban would give up. Nisar Mughal said as he looked out on a landscape devoid of people, crops, animals or any sign of normal life [in Makeen, South Waziristan]. The above statement by a Pakistani soldier demonstrates shock and an inability to come to terms with the expanse of the battlefield.

In traditional military training, soldiers are taught that the battlefield is limited, circumscribed and calculable space. This has entailed scanning geographical space in all three dimensions, thanks to the development of scanning technology. The finite dimensions allow military commanders to plan strategies and deploy soldiers with effective organization. On the other hand, the battlefield is an infinite expanse for terrorists.

In fact, the battlefield is not a given and predetermined space where encounters should take place. As Carse explains, time is produced in the infinite game rather than outside it; space in infinite warfare is also produced from within.

To shed more light on the dissymmetry of space or spatial understanding and the exploitation between finite and infinite warfare, I turn to Deleuze and Guattari who in their Treatise on Nomadology: The War Machine invoke game theory to explain this dissymmetry Deleuze and Guattari Although the war machine is a complex concept, in its simplest terms it can be equated with modern insurgent groups or infinite warriors.

They proceed from within, avoiding confrontation, seeking infiltration.

They move from without, conquering, capturing or covering as many spaces as possible Deleuze and Guattari , — Therefore, it leads to delimiting the spatial encounter. The smooth space is unlimited, infinite space like that of ocean, desert, and mountain ranges.

The striated space refers to limited, finite space, like the spaces of a state that are divided and controlled by law, authority, and customs. These two spaces are different in nature and therefore enact different patterns of movement and warfare. Deleuze and Guattari compare the space in chess with space in Go and call the former a striated space while the latter a smooth space: [T]he space is not at all the same: in chess, it is a question of arranging a closed space for oneself, thus of going from one point to another, of occupying the maximum number of squares with the minimum number of pieces.

In Go, it is a question of arraying oneself in an open space, of holding space, of maintaining the possibility of springing up at any point: the movement is not from one point to another, but becomes perpetual, without aim or destination, without departure or arrival.

Under the first dimension we see the typology of the space divided into striated and smooth spaces and the strategy of arranging against and arraying in those spaces respectively. Under the second dimension we analyze perpetual movement as strategy, the mode of springing up exhibited by the Taliban against marching exhibited by the Army , and the mode of renouncing exhibited by the Taliban against retreating exhibited by the Army.

In this way, the war between the war machine and the State is like war between the pieces of Go and chess. And the battlefield is a juxtaposition between the smooth and striated spaces.

This exactly is the situation on the real battleground of the Northwestern frontier of Pakistan where the Taliban confront the Army.

The Pakistan Army, on the other hand, makes a state army, which moves in legal territory, holds it, and helps the State to expand it by capturing the lawless space. This confrontation between the Taliban war machine against the Army, like the juxtaposition between Go and chess, is what makes it asymmetric warfare. The Pakistan Army stations a limited number of soldiers on the Northwestern frontier.

They are normally strategically positioned, because the Army has to arrange the space so that it closes and covers it. Forts, compounds, outposts, and check-posts are the material consequence of this arranging. However, in doing so it has successfully covered only major towns, villages, and highways.

Thus, they array themselves in the borderland against the arranging of the Army. Making movement pure strategy means ease of movement, non-departing, and unimpeded by the borders. The ease of movement is due to their logistical lightness compared to the Army, whose movement is laborious, energy-consuming and time-intensive.

As early as the eve of 20th century, the British Army encountered this problem in its wars against the restive tribes in this mountainous borderland.

Their movement is non-departing because it is more akin to nomadic movement. Pakistani, as well as American, generals believe that their military operations and in the case of the latter, drone attacks keep the Taliban on the move. This claim has some validity, however, it is not operations or drone attacks that keep them on the move.


Instead, it is pure strategy to cope with these attacks. Moreover, they do not depart the borderland, like the nomads do not depart the smooth space. Departure and arrival cannot be measured in a space which resists spatial measurement dimensions. Because the mountain ranges run into Afghanistan, the Taliban move unimpeded through the border from and to Afghanistan.

Like Go pieces and nomads the Taliban deterritorialize themselves and go elsewhere.

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This phenomenon has by now become visible in numerous military operations carried out on the tribal borderland since the beginning of the War on Terror. For instance, when the Army marched into Swat Valley, the Taliban gave it up and went into the neighboring tribal agencies of Bajuar and Mohmand. Conclusion: He who knows the enemy and himself Will never in a hundred battles be at risk.

I feel provoked to summon Arthur C. It is written from the perspective of a captured military officer who sits in a prison cell of the enemy. He narrates how his side lost a war despite having better weapons. Clarke , As his side keeps developing new technologies in the hope of changing the battlefield and terms of warfare, they were unable to use their technology in the battlefield that also changes with war. The inferior side takes advantage of their weakness and eventually wins.

In the context of the War on Terror, modern technologies are proving unsuitable. These technologies develop speed, lethality, and precision, but what we actually need are the technologies to counter slow, protracted, and spatially expanded war.

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Asymmetry and U. Strategic Studies Institute, U. Army War College. Perlez, Jane, and Pir Zubair Shah. Qiao, Liang, and Wang Xiangsui. Schofield, Victoria. Finally, a savage tug having brought a grimace of pain, he desisted. There is no shortage of slaves. The amount of free, wholehearted service I receive from humans would amaze you. In addition, I offer health and happiness as long as you live. If I do answer it — well, you know the consequences. Simon stared without seeing.

Little moist patches sprang out upon his forehead. Then his jaw muscles knotted.

He would stake his soul that nobody-man, beast, or devil-could answer this question in twenty-four hours. He removed the cigar stub from his mouth, eyed it distastefully, and touched it with a taloned forefinger.

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Instantly it became a large pink mint, which he sucked with noisy relish. In the Middle Ages, people were fond of proposing riddles. What are you smirking about? He took the proffered contract, and satisfied that all was in order, opened his pocket-knife. He took a deep breath. For the first time his air of assurance weakened. However, his proof was never written down, and to this day nobody knows if the theorem is true or false.

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No nonsense about multivalued logic, mind. Merely determine which, and prove it in twenty-four hours. After all, a man-excuse me-demon, of your intelligence and vast experience surely can pick up a little math in that time. You could see just by the diagrams. Simon broke in. Be back in exactly twenty-three point five hours! Nor have I time to make the acquaintance of your wife … now. Understand now? Otherwise, the explanation was repeated until she did, which left little time for other activities.

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This has entailed scanning geographical space in all three dimensions, thanks to the development of scanning technology.

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