The Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) is one of the newest organizations created during the War on Terror. Its principal mission is to advise commanders on the best methods to use in defeating a foe using asymmetric methods such as terrorism and guerilla tactics to offset troop and equipment advantages the U.S and its Allies hold in fighting them.
AWG traces its origins to 2003, when the emerging threat to coalition forces in Iraq was the use of the improvised explosive device (IED). This weapon caused more deaths during the insurgency than did small arms and suicide bombings. So, a task force was created by the army to develop countermeasures to defeat the threat. From this AWG was born at the request of Army Operations staff in 2004.
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