The character of our generals is a major force shaping America's future. What are they like?
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?
We proudly announce that G. I. Wilson has joined the FM website team of authors. Co-author of the seminal paper "The Changing Face of War: Into the Fourth Generation" (which coined the term "fourth generation warfare"), he brings aboard valuable perspective and experience. Background Colonel G.I. Wilson retired from the Marine Corps after 33 years of service. He teaches … Continue reading G. I. Wilson joins the FM website team
Summary: Today we look at a powerful and provocative article challenging the very basis for America's large and hugely expensive navy. G. I. Wilson points us to an article posing a powerful question, especially timely as the US approaches the mother of all budget crunches. It's worth reading in full; afterwards is Wilson's analysis. "Can The … Continue reading Dr. Gross asks “Can The Case Be Made For Naval Power?”
This series describes the various types of solutions to modern warfare, herein called fourth generation warfare (4GW). It sketches out a typology, showing the five types of writings about 4GW, their relationship to one another and their relative potential. Analysts - the foundation of the pyramid. All solutions rely on sound analysis. Visionaries -bold imaginations seek solutions to … Continue reading Arrows in the Eagle’s claw – about 4GW analysts