Fourth generation: A ‘new’ form of ‘warfare’?

  title={Fourth generation: A ‘new’ form of ‘warfare’?},
  author={R. Thornton},
  journal={Contemporary Security Policy},
  pages={270 - 278}
  • R. Thornton
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • Contemporary Security Policy
  • With The Sling and the Stone Colonel Hammes has written a work that has much to commend it. He displays an understanding of a current threat to Western societies and military organizations. He puts forward a conceptual framework for debate that is particularly pertinent to the US military. This being said, I have a concern. It is not whether the concept of fourth-generation warfare (4GW) per se is sound, rather it is with the policy implications of the approach Hammes takes. Hammes is not able… CONTINUE READING
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