Larry Kummer, Editor

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The Real Revolution in Military Affairs (it’s not what you think)

Summary: one of the most important and least discussed changes in the nature of warfare is who does the fighting. Women and children acting as soldiers are not unknown in the past, but never with such a large and increasing role. Their participation changes the very nature of war, with effects today we can only …

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The Rioting in France and the Decline of the State

 In many nations, both rich and poor, the State’s governing mechanisms remain strong; but its hold on the hearts of its subjects weakens every generation. And it was only that loyalty that allowed the machinery to get built. When that loyalty goes, this machinery will seize up and then rust away. The Decline of the …

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The Plame Affair and the Decline of the State

Here are some speculative thoughts on the Plame Affair seen through the prism of two familiar DNI themes: the Decline of the State and 4GW.  We will start slowly, attempting to clear away details that obscure the important underlying meanings.What is the Plame affair not about? 1.  This is not a policy dispute, certainly not …

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Thoughts on FMFM 1-A, an important tool for survival in the 21st century

Contents Introduction How war is fought Who fights it? Why they fight (what they fight for) How I learned to stop worrying and love Fourth Generation War Beyond FMFM 1-A Conclusion Some Additional Thoughts about FMFM 1-A on the Fourth of July (1)  Introduction Lind and his co-authors are doing one of the most important …

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Scorecard #4: New developments in Iraq

The rate and intensity of insurgent operations continues at the highest rate since the invasion. Can they sustain this rate?  Perhaps more important is the Coalition’s response. First, application of heavy firepower in urban areas. Perhaps to instill shock and awe in the Iraq people, hoping for better cooperation with Coalition officials? Destroying empty buildings, …

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