The Fourth-Generation War

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by David Galland via GarretGalland.com,

For most people, the term “4GW” will conjure visions of a new and improved data service for their mobile devices. For members of the military and intelligence community, 4GW means something entirely different: Fourth-Generation Warfare, a form of warfare where the lines between civilians and combatants, political and military goals, and even the weapons to be used in fighting the war are blurred.

Smudged to the point where even identifying the warring parties is difficult.

To understand the 4GW, look no further than last month’s attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany.

  • Instead of using a bomb, gun, or even a knife, the attacker used a commercial truck.
  • The attacker was from Tunisia, a country with no clear grievances against the Germans.
  • He was an adherent of Islam (natch). Given the attack was directed against innocent bystanders at a Christmas market, we assume—but don’t know—that it was motivated by a religious goal. But to what end? We can have no idea.
  • And why Germany, the country that had provided succor to the man and his family as refugees? Was the attack part of a broader strategy to complete the Islamization of Germany? All of Europe?
  • Or was it to force the Europeans to withdraw from the Middle East—even though the European footprint in the Middle East is barely visible compared to the US and Russia?
  • Perhaps it was just a target of convenience—in which case, what’s the point(s) the attacker was trying to make?
  • And who, exactly, is the enemy the “West” is fighting against? Is it ISIS, which took credit for the attack? We think that’s right, but really can’t know. Maybe the ISIS spokesperson was just being opportunistic in taking credit for an act of an individual who had become overly emotional as a result of indoctrination by a radical mullah?
  • Who does Germany retaliate against? They could lob missiles into ISIS strongholds, but as those strongholds are not citadels, but rather cities populated by innocents—captives even—how effective can that be?
  • Alternatively, whom does Germany negotiate with to bring an end to the hostilities?

I could go on, but I think the point is clear: 4GW warfare is so distributed—between weapons, tactics, cultures, places, ideologies, and leadership—that dealing with it requires an entirely different approach.

Trying to get a handle on how one counters such an amorphous enemy, because it is unlikely the attacks will stop anytime soon, and maybe not in our lifetime, I reached out to Scott Taylor, publisher and editor of Esprit de Corps magazine. Scott has extensive experience in the Middle East, as a soldier, author, and war correspondent.

He is also one of the few people to have been kidnapped by Islamists and lived to tell about it. Here’s a biographical sketch from the Esprit de Corps website.

For more than 25 years, Taylor has reported from numerous global hot spots, including Kuwait, Cambodia, Western Sahara, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo, Iraq, Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia, Libya and Afghanistan. In 1996, Taylor won the prestigious Quill Award and in 2008 he was named Press TV’s “Unembedded Journalist of the Year.” In 2011, Taylor won a Telly Award for the CPAC documentary Afghanistan: Outside the Wire.

On September 7, 2004, while reporting on the U.S. occupation, Taylor was taken hostage in Northern Iraq by Ansar al-Islam Mujahadeen. Taylor and his Turkish colleague were subjected to torture and severe abuse before being released five days later. That harrowing ordeal was recreated by National Geographic Channel in an episode of the popular series Locked Up Abroad.

With Scott’s bonafides established, here are my questions and his answers.

Q. Are there any historical precedents for the current conflict being fought between the Islamists and the Western world?

First of all, we need to stop misidentifying the current conflict as Islam versus the West. The vast majority of the blood being spilled in all of these theatres (Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Turkey) is Muslim vs. Muslim.

The simplistic division of sides is Sunni versus Shiite, but that further divides into secular versus fundamentalist, and then again into ethnic factions (example: Kurd versus Turk, Arab versus Kurd). Much like the Crusades of old, it is the West’s interference in their territorial squabbles that makes us a target for retaliation.

Q. Is there any sort of prevailing theory about how a government can fight back given the lack of any clear enemy or even stated objective for the attacks?

The current tactic of Western security forces appears to be the mounting of large shows of force after a terrorist attack has taken place. Hordes of heavily armed police with armored vehicles appear at all major transit hubs and public spaces to present the appearance of an armed camp.

However, given the randomness of the targets, the variety of weapons employed (simply driving a truck into a crowd, for instance), and the apparent willingness for the attackers to die for their cause, makes these attacks all but impossible to defend against.

Q. The Israelis, which arguably have the most experience in fighting a 4GW conflict, have used retribution against family members of the terrorists— including the controversial policy of destroying family homes—as a countermeasure. Any thoughts?

If the Israelis and Palestinians were presently cohabitating in a state of mutual bliss, I would say that they were on the right track. However, as Israel remains in a state of perpetual threat of attack, I would say that employing retaliatory attacks against a culture steeped in revenge (an eye for an eye) is not a smart move.

If Trump starts attacking terrorist families, the violence cycle will only accelerate… and become far more personal.

Q. Any sense of how this all ends? Or is this conflict likely to be with us for the foreseeable future?

Humankind is the most self-destructive species on the planet. Historically, we continue to invest in ever more creative ways to kill our fellow humans… and to protect ourselves from evolving threats.

The map of the Middle East will need to be redrawn to recognize the existing ethnic divisions (as opposed to the arbitrary colonial boundaries drawn up by Britain and France in 1917). The abject poverty and illiteracy of Afghanistan will condemn it to decades more bloodshed, and countries such as Libya will need to be reunified by force and subdued for a generation before they can once again enjoy stability and prosperity.

Q. Do you believe the US should stop meddling in the Middle East? Having read a fair bit on the history of the Crusades, it is revealing that so many cities regularly under attack back then are again under attack now. And, per your comments, invariably by other Muslims. Given that history, one can only ask, "Why would any outside nation want to deal with that mess?"

If the US could divest itself of the need to import oil, they could afford to ignore events in the Middle East. It may sound crazy, but a huge opportunity was missed in the aftermath of 9/11 when Americans might have accepted (or been forced to accept) wartime rationing of fuel. This would have hurt the automobile industry but at the same time created a massive boom for alternative modes of transportation, such as production of e-bikes and mass transit systems.

America, like Canada, is protected by the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Our “defense” departments should be correctly called “war departments.”

So, what’s the new administration to do?

Carry On

Per Scott’s comments, I think it behooves us to accept the reality that there may be little, and maybe nothing, the nation-states with all their intelligence services and blunt military power can do to stop the 4GW enemies.

Repurposing the prescient words of John F. Kennedy on the topic of assassins, "If anyone wants to do it, no amount of protection is enough. All a man needs is a willingness to trade his life for mine."

Time and again, the Islamic terrorists have shown a willingness to trade their lives to carry out their dastardly deeds. That’s just how they roll.

If there is good news, it is that the damage these terrorists do is typically limited. Returning to the Christmas attack in Berlin, that attack took the lives of 12 people. Approximately the number of people who die every day and a half in German automobile accidents. So while the attack was unsettling, especially for the victims or someone close to the victims, it poses no existential threat to the German nation.

Even 9/11—the apex of success as far as these attacks go—adds up to just 31 days of traffic fatalities in the US.

Could the jihadists someday succeed in getting their hands on nukes? Or blow up a liquid petroleum depot near a population center? Anything is possible. However, governments around the world are acutely aware of the threats and take measures to guard the targets with the potential for causing mass destruction. It will take more than a maniac driving a truck or wielding an AK-47 to breach one of the more sensitive installations.

As a consequence, the path of least resistance suggests the 4GW will continue to unfold mostly as low-level attacks that, in the overall scheme of things, do little physical damage.

Keep in mind that, on average, 43 people are murdered every day in the US and 93 die in car accidents. By comparison, in the 16 years since 2000, there have been a total of 3,064 people killed by terrorists in the United States, but of that number, 2,997 died in the 9/11 attacks.

Doing the math, outside of that horrific event, there have been a total of 67 people killed in the US by terrorists over the past 16 years. Which means that over the period, death by terrorism in the US doesn’t add up to even a single day of automobile fatalities.

To be clear, my purpose here is to provide perspective about the fourth-generation war. That perspective is necessary given how energetically the mainstream media sensationalizes every attack, even if it only involves a single stabbing. By doing so, they have effectively turned the entire nation into fear-biters.

That’s not to say that terrorism isn’t a concern. It’s just, per Scott’s comments above, that most of it involves fighting between Muslim sects in a very limited number of countries. This from a comprehensive report on global terrorism by the US State Department:

Although terrorist attacks took place in 92 countries in 2015, they were heavily concentrated geographically. More than 55% of all attacks took place in five countries (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nigeria), and 74% of all deaths due to terrorist attacks took place in five countries (Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria, and Pakistan).

Here’s a tip: Don’t live in Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria, or Pakistan.

While incidents like the truck attacks in Nice and in Berlin get a lot of media attention, when viewed from an actuarial perspective, they are gnats on an elephant. And it’s important to keep this in perspective, because overblown fears within the population provide license to the state to expand its powers and trample the rights of the individual in pursuit of a perfect level of security that simply cannot be attained.

It is worth noting that since 9/11, the United States has spent over $7.5 trillion in defense and homeland security, much of which cannot even be accounted for.

And that tally is just the thin edge of the cost of overreacting to the terrorists, a cost that includes the loss of personal freedom and the creation of indelible bureaucracies that grow in power every day.

Remain vigilant, sure. But above all, as the Brits like to say, “Keep calm and carry on.”

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LetThemEatRand's picture

"Per Scott’s comments, I think it behooves us to accept the reality that there may be little, and maybe nothing, the nation-states with all their intelligence services and blunt military power can do to stop the 4GW enemies."

And yet the answer was immediately above this quotation.  Scott said:  "If the US could divest itself of the need to import oil, they could afford to ignore events in the Middle East."

We have the means, just not the will.   Although it is verboten to discuss in the West, terrorism is the obvious result of two things:  1) supporting Isreal; and 2) occupying ME countries in order to keep the spice flowing.

max2205's picture

No yet ZH just told me Barry dropped 26,000 bombs on brown people.....

Draybin Deffercon III's picture

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beemasters's picture

"However, as Israel remains in a state of perpetual threat of attack...."

And whose fault is that??? It helps if you return what you stole from them.

While we're on the subject of Israel:
Defamation-Excellent Israeli Documentary on "Anti-Semitism" MUST WATCH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FDxQgTDsf0

jefferson32's picture

4th generation warfare - whereby governments wage a savage undeclared war against the people, import hoards of analphabetes and carry out false flag "islamic" terror attacks in order to further their goals and achieve a clash of civilisations. But don't worry, it's good for the Likud, so be content.

BarkingCat's picture

Your link has a fucking VIRUS install in it.

Oldwood's picture

It should be obvious by now that there is only one solution to Israel and the Palestinians, and that is for winner and a loser to emerge. What we have done is perpetuate an ongoing war for decades now. We materially and politically support BOTH sides in this conflict ensuring it never ends. There is little doubt in my mind who would win if the gloves were removed, but we really don't know how far it would actually go until some end came to it. I am convinced it is inevitable that it will end in conflict and like everything else, the longer it is drawn out, the worse it will be. 

jefferson32's picture

Yes, you're right, let's allow Israel to use its white phosphorus and nuclear bombs (paid for by your labor) to depopulate the indigenous inhabitants. As a rightful and courageous winner let them then dismantle Al Aqsa and build a "third" temple and proclaim the golden age of man.

Alternative suggestion: let's disarm and cordon it off so we can stop talking about a pariah country the size of Slovenia with the GDP of Portugal.

brain_glitch's picture

@beemasters, thanks for the link to that documentary!

Sanity Bear's picture

"While we're on the subject of Israel"

Let's not, and say we did. Pretty sure everyone has heard everything you guys have to say on the subject already, and nobody is interested in hearing it again and again and again ad nauseam until ZH becomes unreadable again and has to mass-ban your monomaniacally-obsessed asses to clean the place up... again.

Paul Kersey's picture

Yep, Obama, the Commander and Thief, dropped 26,171 bombs last year, 3,027 more than 2015. That's quite a total for the Nobel Peace Prize winner. Once out of office, his defense contractor friends will gift him multi-millions in war profit money.

New World Chaos's picture

Peddling Fiction, why did they choose you as a target for such fuckery?  Have you been talking about Pizzagate for 30 years or something?  Did you wage a personal crusade against a member of the Cabal?

Not denying it.  Just asking.  Trying to figure out what really triggers them.  Apologies if you have already answered elsewhere.

There are too many of us now.  They can't gaslight everyone.  They can't even control their own minions. 

I had a friend in real life who talked about gangstalking.  He refused to speak to his parents because he said they were Illuminati and they were trying to use mind control keywords to get him to return to base for reformatting.  I thought he was nuts but now I'm not so sure.

peddling-fiction's picture

If they feel triggered, could we call them snowflakes?

Chuckle.

 

It's a good question you ask. If you want more detail, feel free to ask more.

It is important for certain people to understand what triggers them.

 

It is a combination of lots of things. It runs in the family.

My grandfather and father were killed by these goons of Cain (*hint*).

Second, I turned down mega-millions for my own good.

Third, I am a multi-cultural polyglot that can assimilate into most English speaking and Spanish speaking cultures, business environments and technology sectors.

Fourth, I can research most subjects known to man, except for high-end science, but could be their VC boss.

Fifth, I have been a leader of many introductions of paradigm shifts here on Earth.

Sixth, I noticed how the cabal was preparing the noose and understood it quickly.

Seventh, My spiritual background is strong, and I understand their symbols and numerology. I know what they are after, their goals and ambitions, and who leads them.

Eighty eight, (a timely pun for the cabal) I have very strong intuition and see through their BS and want to do good and no evil.

New World Chaos's picture

You come from a military family?  Is that how they got your father and grandfather?

Good on you for sticking it to the Man in so many ways.  Few attract Sauron's personal attention.  You have forced him to spend a finite resource.

I think your last three items are the most triggering for satanists.  Did your father and grandfather have these too?  The friend I mentioned had spiritual discernment.  It became apparent from the way he handled certain situations, and certain things he said that turned out to be true.  I guess "The Light Shineth in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it, and therefore the darkness shat itself in terror."  Which is a welcome change from the typical do-gooders' motto "The Darkness shineth in the light, and the light did not comprehend it, and therefore the Darkness made the light its total bitch."

Do your multicultural relations (presumably Catholics) get more pissed off about the satan stuff than the average white?  Does the subject have legs with them?  Do they know the Pope works for the Cabal?

FWIW, there was only one other time I met someone in real life who in retrospect might have been Illuminati.  I was a kid on a plane, and sitting next to me was a woman with a strong Stepford Wives air about her.  On the other side of her was her ~5yo daughter.  She was teaching the kid a litany of details about various Roman emperors, and the kid listened with rapt attention, without speaking a word.  The whole experience creeped me out.  I got the sense that the kid must have a horrible life.  I had no idea at the time.

There might have been others who passed unnoticed.  I lived in a government town where they were surely active.  At the time, I didn't even know they existed.  Thought they were a boogeyman for schizos.  They might have sent a certain commissar to suss me out.  I had a big mouth but was mainly saying "Bush sucks, Christians suck, Dems are the lesser evil, Libertarianism / scientific materialism is the way to go, and by the way here's a stock tip".  In other words, useful idiot for the most part.

peddling-fiction's picture

You come from a military family?  Is that how they got your father and grandfather?

Not military, but all Finnish males did their military service or waged war earlier in history. I gather that my father and grandfather served other purposes for deep state. Not sure if my father knew what he was doing.

Good on you for sticking it to the Man in so many ways.  Few attract Sauron's personal attention.  You have forced him to spend a finite resource.

I have forced the "Man" and his minions to spend humongous finite resources on me. It is mind boggling, but true.

I think your last three items are the most triggering for satanists. 

Yes, they are, and I know it and they hate it. I also know Jesus to be the target light, yet the Holy Spirit (not religion) is the real power on Earth when not walking with the Adversary, as well as the guide light towards Jesus, so to speak.This really freaks out the third Temple to be.

Did your father and grandfather have these too? 

I do not know about Gramps, yet I do know that my Dad was very correct with most of his perceived actions. He was murdered for understanding a lot in hindsight of what he had done in his corporate life, John Perkins style.

The friend I mentioned had spiritual discernment.  It became apparent from the way he handled certain situations, and certain things he said that turned out to be true.  I guess "The Light Shineth in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it, and therefore the darkness shat itself in terror." 

They do not have permission to kill me. The "devil" is only an accuser and an agent of temptation. Never the judge, even though they try to act the part.

Which is a welcome change from the typical do-gooders' motto "The Darkness shineth in the light, and the light did not comprehend it, and therefore the Darkness made the light its total bitch."

Absolutely right. I have spiritual discernment, but am not a wimp (no cheeks to offer nor be turned) and have lost all fear.

Do your multicultural relations (presumably Catholics) get more pissed off about the satan stuff than the average white?  Does the subject have legs with them?  Do they know the Pope works for the Cabal?

Multicultural adaptability is a high-risk situation when you are not in their grasp. This applies to all power groups.

FWIW, there was only one other time I met someone in real life who in retrospect might have been Illuminati.  I was a kid on a plane, and sitting next to me was a woman with a strong Stepford Wives air about her.  On the other side of her was her ~5yo daughter.  She was teaching the kid a litany of details about various Roman emperors, and the kid listened with rapt attention, without speaking a word.  The whole experience creeped me out.  I got the sense that the kid must have a horrible life.  I had no idea at the time.

The little kid was probably learning the real history pertaining to Roman emperors.

You have no idea of the horrible life they have, the fear they live under, and their childhood horror as babies.

There might have been others who passed unnoticed.  I lived in a government town where they were surely active.  At the time, I didn't even know they existed.  Thought they were a boogeyman for schizos.  They might have sent a certain commissar to suss me out.  I had a big mouth but was mainly saying "Bush sucks, Christians suck, Dems are the lesser evil, Libertarianism / scientific materialism is the way to go, and by the way here's a stock tip".  In other words, useful idiot for the most part.

Exactly, they like active participation in their manipulated Hegelian dialectics when one does not understand the big picture.

New World Chaos's picture

Keep it up mate, you put on the armor of God and in the end, all they can really do is run around pulling their hair out. 

All that is hidden shall be revealed.

PIZZAGATE FOREVER!

peddling-fiction's picture

Thanks NWC. Even though Pizza Gate is horrible and needs to be investigated, it only is a symptom of a larger problem. This world is run and controlled by the Principalities. Jesus did not accept the keys of this World yet. For now, the Holy Spirit is your powerful friend.

SgtShaftoe's picture

Yes, but the motivation is enrichment of the .01% class, a la oil pipelines and that kind of thing. 

Snout the First's picture

Do you really believe that if Israel disappeared from the Earth, and if the west weaned itself off of oil, peace would break out in the world? Really?

SgtShaftoe's picture

That's an Adam Smith question.  If you trade with countries openly (true free trade), they will become less despotic.  Probably 50% or more of the despotic regimes in the world are due to foreign intervention, from the empire of the day.  The US has simply been the latest offender.  Before that you had the British, the Belgians, Germans (in Africa and partially to do with why it's still so fucked up there). 

Oldwood's picture

What the hell is "free trade"? It's another theory that will never exist. We have no markets that are real. We are marketed to 24/7 and manipulated in every way possible, so there is no way "freedom" will be survivable if we have not a clue what it is that we REALLY want and what on earth is actually in our best interest. We are taught to WANT and NEED but NOT to THINK. It is not POSSIBLE that we could in anyway be cognitive enough to survive "free trade" after watching us VOLUNTARILY shun virtually every American made product in favor of cheaper or better foreign alternatives, while ignoring the fact that our jobs were evaporating. 

Freedom is only survivable if the subjects are INFORMED and cognitive to their own BEST INTERESTS. Animals of the wild have full access to this knowledge WITHOUT advanced college degrees. It is taught to them and bred into them. WE. Not so much.

The thousands of years of evolution and life on this planet has taught ALL creatures INSTINCT, but in the last hundred years of progressive indoctrination of entitlement and social justice we have erased it from our minds.

LetThemEatRand's picture

No.  But if those things occurred, the wars would occur in the backwards ass middle ages middle east, instead of here.

TuPhat's picture

LTER, the spice will flow even if we leave the middle east alone.  They want to sell oil and we want to buy, so there is not problem there.  The problem is that certain large corporations and governments want a cut of the money and control of it all.  This article consists of an idiot interviewing an idiot and then writing a worthless article full of nonsense.  The conclusions drawn are worse than stupid,  they exemplify what the neocons want us to believe.

Stas's picture

Rand~Have you ever considered that not supporting Israel would be tantamount to being anti-Israel? From a Biblical perspective in Genesis 12:3, God states that He will curse anyone who curses Israel.

Fredtoon's picture

You need to read the Bible from one end to the other.  God cut isreal off because they rejected Him and the Savior.

Stas's picture

God made an 'everlasting covenant' with Abraham. It never ended. Israel has been temporarily set aside per the Seventy Weeks prophecy starting in Daniel 9:20. We are currently living in the Church Age which began with Pentecos in Acts 2 and is located between the 69th and 70th weeks. This is the mystery Paul refers to in Collosians. The 69th week ends with teh rapture of the believing Church and Israel picks back up with the 70th week which is the Tribulation.

TheEndIsNear's picture

If only all religions could be abolished, the world would be a much more peaceful place. Pitting one imaginary god or religion against others is the root of most of the evil and wars in the world.

Cloud9.5's picture

Religion is a mental construct that allows us to function once we have come to the realization that we begin to die the moment we are conceived.  It is an outgrowth of Gestalt theory where our minds assign order to what in fact are chaotic events.  My biology buddies tend to be atheists and my physics buddies tend to believe in God.  My math buddies tend to believe that God is the grand geometrician of the universe.  I personally side with the math guys.  You apparently have signed up with my biology buddies.  It is early yet in your personal experience.  To know where you are for sure, we have to wait until you receive your death sentence. Once you get that, you will go through the stages of grief and at some point you will call out go God.  What happens after that depends on your personal circumstance.

 

You will never destroy religion because it is an innate coping mechanism. If you could destroy it, you would snatch all the meaning out of the lives of billions of people. The resulting disconnect would literally turn this into hell on earth.  The death of religion will only occur when the last human breathes his last breath.

Akzed's picture

No one ever heard of this crap until Scofield, and he lived with Samuel Untermeyer for ten years-Untermeyere was a leader in the World Zioist Congress or some such group. Dispensationalism is Zionism for morons. http://www.preteristarchive.com/

quadraspleen's picture

It's even more verboten to discuss the role the US and Israel had in creating the current crop, let alone funding, arming, supplying and supporting in theatre

mophead's picture

>>"If the US could divest itself of the need to import oil, they could afford to ignore events in the Middle East."

We have the means, just not the will.<<

Nonsensical.

The conflict in the middle east has absolutely nothing to do with oil dependency because oil is a natural substance plentiful everywhere on this planet. And no, it's not a "fossil" substance. The middle east conflict is based on this particular empire's desire to acquire yet another or many more slave nations. But first you have to destroy those countries through 'divide and conquer' (neighbor against thy neighbor), then come in as a savior, nowadays usually through subsidisation (after destroying their countries, do you think they'd turn that down?). But subsidisation does not come without strings attached. Usually there will be lot's of new laws, as a condition, with the most important of them being: taxation of labor to the fullest! Welcome to the Empire!

SILVERGEDDON's picture

Choose wisely. 

Trucks don't kill people. People kill people.

Ban high capacity box trucks. It's for the children.

svs9000's picture

pretty soon black cars will be banned just like black rifles...black is scawry...

Tallest Skil's picture

It's racist to ban black cars. You have to ban white cars.

Oldwood's picture

Tan (or mulatto) is best.

Mr Poopoo Guy's picture

George Orwell would call 4GW Oceana or WAR = PEACE.

 

SgtShaftoe's picture

Not really, 4GW is basically tribal conflicts in a modern technological context. Nation state conflicts are 2GW and 3GW.

Tallest Skil's picture

Read the Quran (and another book in the same vein from a different religion). Learn what it says. Then learn that there cannot, by definition, be peace with these people. They have to be destroyed.

LetThemEatRand's picture

They will simply destroy themselves if we let them.

CRM114's picture

Both right.

Isolate them, and they will destroy themselves.

Ignatius's picture

"The Israelis, which arguably have the most experience in fighting a 4GW conflict, have used retribution against family members of the terrorists— including the controversial policy of destroying family homes—as a countermeasure. Any thoughts?"

Attacking family and friend networks of insurgencies is the essence of The Phoenix Program (Vietnam and since).  That the "expert" Scott Taylor doesn't mention this in his answer tells me he is either ignorant or deceiving.

peddling-fiction's picture

It is a kill 10 for every 1 of your's ratios. The Nazi's applied that effectively.

peddling-fiction's picture

Operation Paperclip. The select few in the know, Yes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip

As usual, everybody else lost.

luckylogger's picture

My first thought was to laugh at your comment, but you know, it took the whole world to kick one little countries ass!

SgtShaftoe's picture

It doesn't work.  It just pushes the risk into the tail.  Then eventually..."BOOM"