mathews warfare notes

mathews warfare notes - formations 1648 – 1860(roughly...

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Contemporary War and Warfare
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Types of Wars State (conventional) Substate (nonconventional) Civil Ideological
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Motivation for War Universal Reasons (Jewish Talmud) Economic Ideological/Religious Power/pride/love Thucydides – Fear, Honor, Interests Clausewitz – “Every age had its own kind of war, its own limiting conditions, and its own peculiar preconceptions.” Common factor is organized violence .
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What is a state? Max Weber ( Politics as a Vocation) – A state and its administrative staff can uphold a claim on the monopoly of the legitimate use of violence. Sovereign state – Not dependent on, or subject to any other power or state
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Westphalian Sovereignty Peace of Westphalia (1648) Principles The principle of the sovereignty of states and the fundamental right of political self determination The principle of (legal) equality between states The principle of non-intervention of one state in the internal affairs of another state
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Generations of Warfare First Gen – Line and columns, orderly
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Unformatted text preview: formations, 1648 – 1860 (roughly) – Exceptions? – Military culture of order (uniforms, saluting, rank) • Second Gen – Answer to the contradiction between culture of order and mil environment – Mass firepower (artillery) Generations of Warfare • Third Generation – maneuver warfare – Blitzkrieg – AirLand Battle – No close and destroy but, envelope and collapse – OODA apps – Non-linear?? (Lind) Generations of Warfare • Fourth Gen – State loses monopoly • Cultures, not states at war • Disruptive to the military culture of order So What? • Fourth Gen warfare cannot be fought by Third Gen forces (or Second Gen either) • No Geneva Convention (chivalric code) • Types of Forces required? • Anything new? T. X. Hammes • Information as a key element • Strategic communications campaigns • Ideological groups are “essentially impossible to deter” (Are they?) • PMCs Questions?...
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