How can you defend yourself when you’re not sure what the enemy looks like? Common sense dictates that you can’t fight what you can’t see. Like the boogeyman, the invisible enemy is universal and faceless who society can’t fight or overcome because he comes in a variety of forms and has a range of objectives. The trouble with the invisible enemy is he is elusive and is always within close proximity.
In reality, society always misjudges and underestimates the invisible enemy. Therefore, an invisible enemy will always be among them without anyone realizing it. An ill-defined and mysterious enemy will never be isolated to a particular set of characteristics or environment. This is one reason why it’s so difficult to draw a beginning between the causes and effects of an invisible enemy’s behavior and the unpredictable destructive threat he might pose which makes tracking him nearly impossible.
Society tends be passive and only gravitates toward a problem when the enemy is transparent. The problem with an invisible enemy is you can’t see them, so it’s difficult to know how much of a threat an invisible enemy may be and how they might respond or react in a particular situation. There are different levels of the invisible enemy and because of insinuating circumstances, the levels may not be easily predictable and harder to detect. Society is beginning to find they need to be more proactive, vigilant and monitor all things which were taken for granted.
In order to overcome any enemy, society needs to conduct a balanced and effective political and psychological strategy to get a better understanding of the invisible enemy’s motivation so victory can be achieved over any battle. No longer must society rely only on strategies involving traditional styles of military warfare. The most aggressive and terrorizing battles are not the ones fought in faraway lands, but behind the scenes unseen in front of society every day.
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