The Changing Face of War: Into the Fourth Generation

  title={The Changing Face of War: Into the Fourth Generation},
  author={William S. Lind and Keith Nightengale and J. Schmitt and Joseph W. Sutton and G. I. Wilson},
  journal={Marine Corps Gazette},
  • William S. Lind, Keith Nightengale, +2 authors G. I. Wilson
  • Published 1989
  • Political Science
  • Marine Corps Gazette
  • If we look at the development of warfare in the modern era, we see three distinct generations. In the United States, the Army and the Marine Corps are now coming to grips with the change to the third generation. This transition is entirely for the good. However, third generation warfare was conceptually developed by the German offensive in the spring of 1918. It is now more than 70 years old. This suggests some interesting questions: Is it not about time for a fourth generation to appear? If so… CONTINUE READING
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