Border Defense against Infiltration and Guerilla Attacks


The text deals with the use of border defense as a means of protection against guerrilla attacks and infiltration, through a combination of principles of modern stationary fortifications and forward area defense. These are discussed on the case study of the Northern Border Security Project of Saudi Arabia. The role of attacker takes quasi-state formation the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL). The aim is to analyze whether the project would endure distinctive types of asymmetric attacks. Vulnerability prioritization for each component determines the most likely targets and their characteristics. This is a subjective semi quantitative method known as CARVER matrix. Subsequently, based on established premises, the text discusses three selected scenarios that use guerrilla tactics with elements of terrorism against selected targets. Attack scenarios show some of the possible ways of improvement for the project. In conclusion, the author makes recommendations for possible adjustments and assess the potential of using the project as a protection against asymmetric attacks. After reading the text, the reader is informed about the project, its components, as well as recommendations that can be applied in the further use of this type of defense.

Michael Bátrla, born in 1995. Currently, he is a student of international relations and security and strategic studies at the Masaryk University in Brno. He is interested in military, military tactics, strategy, armaments and technology, asymmetric ways of fighting, and the Arab world (with emphasis on the countries of the Persian Gulf).

Country: Czech Republic


1 comment

  • Comment Link Wednesday, 16 September 2015 17:08 posted by Ondřej Gross

    Výborný a přehledný článek!!


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