What is fourth generation warfare?

Fourth Generation Warfare

Fourth generation warfare (4GW) is conflict characterized by a blurring of the lines between war and politics, soldier and civilian.

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Strauss–Howe Generational Theory - Timing of Generations and Turnings
... Generation Type Birth years Formative era Late Medieval Saeculum Arthurian Generation Hero (Civic) 1433–1460 (27) Unraveling Retreat from France Humanist Generation Artist (Adaptive) 1461–1482 (21 ... Generation Hero (Civic) 1901–1924 (23) Unraveling World War I/Prohibition Silent Generation Artist (Adaptive) 1925–1942 (17) Crisis Great Depression/World War II Millennial Saeculum (6 ... the chart, the Civil War came about ten years too early the adult generations allowed the worst aspects of their generational personalities to come through and the Progressives grew up scarred ...
Generation Name
... Generation name, variously zibei or banci, is one of the characters in a traditional Chinese name, and is so called because each member of a generation (i ... siblings and cousins of the same generation) share that character, unlike surnames or given names ... Where used, generation names were usually given only to males, although this does vary from lineage to lineage and has changed over time ...
Other Generations
... The term generation is sometimes applied to a cultural movement, or more narrowly defined group than an entire demographic ... Some examples include The Beat Generation, a popular American cultural movement that most social scholars say laid the foundation of the pro-active American counterculture of the 1960s ... The Beat Generation is between the Silent Generation and the Baby Boomers ...
Thomas Hammes
... Marine officer who is considered a specialist in counter-insurgency warfare ... Hammes' first paper on fourth generation warfare appeared in the Marine Corps Gazette in 1994 he developed a book-length treatment while a senior Marine fellow in the Institute for National Security ... and William Lind make use of the term "fourth generation warfare", however Hammes considers it more of a "framework for study" rather than a revolutionary ...
Fourth Generation Warfare - Examples
... ex-defense minister of Venezuela, accused the United States of waging a fourth generation war against Hugo Chavez's Bolivarian Revolution in 2005 ...

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