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September 15, 2013
Syria and the Syntax of Deterrence

Does U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to suspend his threat of a military attack on Syria represent a victory for deterrence or “an act of provocative weakness”?

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By Don Radlauer
Tags: Syria, Deterrence, laws of war, Don Radlauer
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August 13, 2012
Is Fourth Generation Warfare really new?

Fourth Generation Warfare (4GW) is often touted as the newest phase in the evolution of warfare, the shape of things to come in modern conflicts, where victory is in the field of public opinion rather than the battlefield. But is there there really anything new in all this? As with any worthwhile question, the answer is "yes and no".

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By Don Radlauer
Tags: 4gw, Generations of warfare, Fourth Generation Warfare
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