FourthGenerationWar (ThoughtStorms)

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A historicist or evolutionary story of warfare :

WilliamLind :

It has three central characteristics:

: *Nor does Fourth Generation war have as its objective the mind of the leader on the other side. Rather, what it does is pull its enemy apart on the moral level, fracturing his society. We see that clearly today in Israel, where the fractures may soon reach the point where the political process cannot bridge them. *


(Also TheSwingBetweenTimeAndSpace)

Explicitly understood by AlQaeda? :

New equilibrium :

What is resilience :

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Manual :

on Chechnia :

Strategy :

Is West vs. "Islam" really a kind of BloodFeud?



: For reasons basically similar to the argument put forward in IvanIllich's ToolsForConviviality

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