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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Scorecard #3: the Coalition’s Progress in Iraq

What progress has the Coalition made in Iraq? Great progress, in many important areas. With our western passion for numbers, we have measured many aspects of our construction programs. However the significance of these accomplishments seems more difficult to determine. Some things we can say with confidence, if not precision. See links at the bottom …

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Scorecard #2: How well are we doing in Iraq? Afghanistan?

Iraq Have the Iraq “insurgents” gained, for now at least, a superior position? Based on public sources, apparently the Coalition still does not know the nature of the opposition: leaders, goals, ideology, numbers, etc. Insurgent attacks demonstrate the operational resources to strike at will in central Iraq, and on occasion anywhere in Iraq. The increasing …

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Scorecard #1: How well are we doing in Iraq? How well is our opposition doing?

Here is a quick summary of the situation, in 6 dimensions. Major conclusion: not much available deep analysis or hard data available from public US sources. US casualties (all sources) From http://lunaville.org/warcasualties/Summary.aspx September Coalition Fatalities of approx. 1.1/day, down slightly from 1.5/day in July. Why the slight decrease in the death rate? Has the number …

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