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4th Generation Warfare Handbook Audiobook

4th Generation Warfare Handbook

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Written by the author of the Maneuver Warfare Handbook and an active-duty USMC officer with experience in Iraq, 4th Generation Warfare Handbook is the doctrine for a new generation of war. Over the last 40 years, the world has gradually entered into a post-Clausewitzian state where the wars are undeclared, the battlefields can be anywhere, the uniforms are optional, and the combatants as well as the targets are often "civilian." Conventional militaries have repeatedly attempted to utilize technology to meet the new challenges posed, but even the most advanced technology has provided little more than meaningless short-term victories rendered futile in months, if not weeks.

This inability of Western governments and militaries to come to terms with the changing nature of modern warfare has led to failed interventions, failed occupations, and now even failed states everywhere from Eastern Europe to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. And with the recent mass movement of peoples around the world, 4th Generation Warfare can be safely expected to appear in Western Europe and the United States before long.

Drawing on their decades of experience with military history and military action, the authors have distilled 4GW theory into a short, concise, easily accessible handbook that provides the soldier, the military analyst, and the civilian observer with a guide to understanding and responding to the changing realities of this challenging new form of war.

©2015 William S. Lind and Gregory A. Thiele (P)2016 William S. Lind and Gregory A. Thiele

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    this book was an eye-opener it made me look at more closely and reconsider everything I know about Warfare in the Modern Age I would highly recommend this book to anyone in the military profession especially to future or current officers in the military

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    Rob 09-08-16
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    "Excellent, although short."

    Way to short unfortunately. Could have listened for hours on the subject, but a great quick in look into strategic and tactical considerations. The narrator is superb.

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    Phoenician 08-14-16
    Phoenician 08-14-16 Member Since 2012

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    This was an enjoyable little read. Not terribly sophisticated. Modern War is becoming less a series of battles between national armies and more of a series of skirmishes between state run armies and smaller, less sophisticated groups like terrorist organizations or largely civilian staffed guerilla armies. Unless we invoke the tactics of "winning the hearts and minds" by respecting and enpowering the local populace and fighting the insurgents on their level -- utilizing light infantry units and guerilla tactics -- occupational state forces will end up fighting demoralizing wars without end (i.e. Vietnam, the Soviets in Afghanistan). Lots of great vignettes.

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