This week’s podcast is up, and once again I got the track number wrong right at the beginning of it, but we shall carry on regardless. This is Episode 46, not 45, and it’s all about 4th Generation Warfare as applied on the streets of America:
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Books referenced in the podcast:
- The Four Generations of Modern War by William S. Lind
- 4th Generation Warfare Handbook by William S. Lind and LTC Gregory A. Thiele (USMC)
- The Transformation of War: The Most Radical Reinterpretation of Armed Conflict Since Clausewitz by Martin Van Creveld
- The Seeds of Disaster: The Development of French Army Doctrine, 1919-39 by Robert Doughty
Other books by Martin Van Creveld:
- The Privileged Sex
- Equality: The Impossible Quest
- Hitler in Hell
- The Land of Blood and Honey: The Rise of Modern Israel
I did get a book name in my podcast wrong. The actual USMC tactical manual is called Fleet Marine Force Manual One (FMFM-1): WARFIGHTING. Not Strategy. My bad.
The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece by Dr. Victor Davis Hanson is essential and indeed required reading for any student of history and warfare. I also highly recommend A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War.
Also – a bunch of books by LTC Tom Kratman that are seriously worth reading:
- Carrera Series:
- Legacy of the Aldenata (with John Ringo):
The Russell Kirk article that I discussed at the beginning of the podcast can be found here.
LTC Kratman’s article about the OODA Loop and its (mis)applications can be found right here.
The article by our friend Adam Piggott, about treating our enemies like cartoon characters, is to be found right here – it is essential reading and I strongly recommend it. You should also buy his books – Pushing Rubber Downhill and Run Guts, Pull Cones.