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China introduces us to the future of warfare (asymmetric)

Summary: This series about China’s perspective on geopolitics and strategy begins with an excerpt from one of the most important and most underestimated textbooks about modern warfare, published in 1999. The following posts have excerpts from a recent speech by one of the authors, now a Major General in the People’s Liberation Army. These give …

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Two essential texts in the theory and practice of financial warfare

Summary:  Fourth generation warfare takes place in a virtual space of the mind as earlier generations of war were waged in physical space.  The battle for the moral high ground occurs in the media.  Another battlefield are the markets, with flows of money replacing blitzkriegs by panzers.  Here are excepts from two works about financial warfare, one …

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Words to fear in the 21st century: Lǎo hǔ, lǎo hǔ, Lǎo hǔ

Summary:  Tactical surprise was often devastating in the 20th century.  We should fear it today, but in the 21st century it might take different forms.  Ninth in a series discussing America’s grand strategy in the 21st century.  At the end are links for more information. The radio call Tora, Tora, Tora — in English Tiger, …

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