“One could argue about the seriousness of the biological threat of the coronavirus pandemic.” The crisis will in all likelihood cause an economic recession, increase poverty, exacerbate social conflicts and inevitably lead to the radicalization of many social groups, not only in third world countries, but also in NATO and EU member states. Russia and China, which have been steadily building up their own instruments of political and unconventional warfare in these countries in recent years, are ready to use this crisis to the fullest extent to weaken the West as a whole and the geopolitical position of the United States in particular. The main task of unconventional warfare is to support anti-government forces in a hostile country in order to coerce, disrupt and overthrow the local regime. Such anti-government activities, even in accordance with official U.S. documents governing the USSOCOM, include, but are not limited to, armed guerrilla warfare and may include other forms of both violent and non-violent resistance.
The Crossroads of Special Operations