A solution to 4GW – the introduction

We now have an adequate basis upon which to develop a solution for 4GW (at least, a "Mark I" version).  Three recent books provide the last missing pieces of this puzzle: If We Can Keep It by Chet Richards  (aka IWCKI) Brave New War by John Robb  (BNW) The Changing Face of War by Martin van Creveld None … Continue reading A solution to 4GW – the introduction

The Essential 4GW reading list: Martin van Creveld

The central role of Professor van Creveld in the development of theory about modern war is difficult to exaggerate. He has provided both the broad historical context — looking both forward and back in time — much of the analytical work, and a large share of the real work in publishing both academic and general … Continue reading The Essential 4GW reading list: Martin van Creveld

A must-read about 4GW: “The Changing Face of War: Lessons of Combat, From the Marne to Iraq”

The Changing Face of War: Lessons of Combat, From the Marne to Iraq  By Martin van Creveld The gift of hope is perhaps the most valuable thing an author can provide us. The Changing Face of War is a must-read book because in it Martin van Creveld provides us with the second best gift: demolishing … Continue reading A must-read about 4GW: “The Changing Face of War: Lessons of Combat, From the Marne to Iraq”