aka 4GW - Fourth Generation Warfare - see Generations Of War

aka Asymmetric Warfare; Dealing With Terrorism

William Lind says Fourth Generation war is not merely a new name for insurgency or Guerrilla Warfare. What is at stake in 4GW is not who rules the state, but the fate of the state itself.

introduced (1989!) in article "Changing Face of War: Into the Fourth Generation" by William Lind, Keith Nightengale (USA), Captain John Schmitt (USMC), Colonel Joseph Sutton (USA), and Lieutenant Colonel G I Wilson

See John Robb's Brave New War

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