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Understanding Fourth Generation War

  title={Understanding Fourth Generation War},
  author={William S. Lind},
  journal={Military review},
  • William S. Lind
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Military review
  • RATHER THAN commenting on the specifics of the war with Iraq, I thought it might be a good time to lay out a framework for understanding that and other conflicts. I call this framework the Four Generations of Modern War. I developed the framework of the first three generations during the 1980s, when I was laboring to introduce maneuver warfare to the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC). (2) The Marines kept asking, "What will the Fourth Generation be like?" The result was an article I co-authored for the… CONTINUE READING
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