Summary: Today Chet Richards looks a recent Stratfor post about the crisis of the middle class, and from there explores some of the challenges facing 21st century America. . George Friedman, Founder and CEO of Stratfor, is always worth reading for the same reason that, say, James Kilpatrick was: You might not have agreed with … Continue reading Do America’s leaders say “Apres moi, le deluge”?
Summary: Today Chet Richards takes us into the heart of modern conflict, the 4GW techniques that will play a large role in shaping the 21st century (as 2nd generation warfare shaped the 19th century and 3GW shaped the 20th century. He shows us them in practice, as used by Venezuela. While we write clever … Continue reading Is 4th generation warfare dead?
Steven Metz, Chairman of the Regional Strategy Department of the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute, noted in a tweet a few days ago that "Ten plus years and people are still trying to pound the round peg of terrorism into the square hole of war." Which got me thinking, again, and this is a … Continue reading Wither war? The View from the Mindshaft