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. *

: http://d-n-i.net/lind/lind_9_23_05.htm


(Also TheSwingBetweenTimeAndSpace)


Explicitly understood by AlQaeda? : http://www.memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Area=middleeast&ID=SP34402


New equilibrium : http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2005/09/wars_new_equili.html


What is resilience :http://zenpundit.blogspot.com/2006/05/on-moral-and-psychological-resilience.html


Other interesting links


Manual : http://www.defensetech.org/archives/001225.html


on Chechnia : http://jrobb.mindplex.org/2003/02/03.html#a3081


Strategy : http://www.d-n-i.net/lind/lind_4_15_05.htm


Is West vs. "Islam" really a kind of BloodFeud? http://www.techcentralstation.com/070805LH.html



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


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