Winning a low intensity conflict: drawing lessons from the Turkish case
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Democracies and small wars
BESA Studies in International Security
Terms such as ‘unconventional warfare’ and ‘small wars’, which were used extensively during the Cold War era, began to be replaced in the late 1980s with the term low intensity conflict (LIC), particularly by American scholars and practitioners. Since the literature around the characteristics of LIC is still growing, it has not yet reached the stage of a well-developed and accepted terminology.