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    The knives, rocks, spears comment is one of...

    The knives, rocks, spears comment is one of mindset rather than actual application. I am loosely quoting Mao here. The mindset is for the people to see themselves as the weapon and that any tool...
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    Doc Holliday was a criple with TB. He maybe...

    Doc Holliday was a criple with TB. He maybe killed two people, yet he is renowned as killing many more. Holliday was a master of propaganda. He played on the myth that he was a deadlier gunfighter...
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    Wolves vs. Sheepdogs: People as the Weapon

    When we talk about COIN Population Centric strategy it usually involves a sheepdog mentality. In other words, we are the sheepdogs protecting the sheep "the population".

    Thomas Marks in "Maoist...
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    Institutionally guerrillas spend a vast majority...

    Institutionally guerrillas spend a vast majority of training time on ideologically training. This probably goes for the guerrilla that focuses on direct action (i.e. not mobilizing the populace) to...
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    Dayuhan good point about the Western soldier...

    Dayuhan good point about the Western soldier having to deployed for multiple causes.

    For the most part I believe Western armies are taught that men fight for their brothers in battle and not...
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    I think the main difference here is that the...

    I think the main difference here is that the insurgent movement trains its fighter to be ideologically motivated and in the political goal for which he is fighting. And the ideological training takes...
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    Do Soldiers Fight for a Cause?

    Heralding S.L.A Marshall and other studies from World War II it seems that the United States Army and Western scholars have concluded that soldiers do not fight for a cause but for their brothers in...
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    It is best to consult insurgents themselves as to...

    It is best to consult insurgents themselves as to whether or not Clausewitz does apply to insurgency.

    The following is from Vietnamese General Truong Chinh's PRIMER FOR REVOLT (edited by Bernard...
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    When Executive Outcomes first appeared on the...

    When Executive Outcomes first appeared on the scene in the 90s, they said they were anti-communist and would never serve a communist cause. Yet they helped the marxist MPLA defeat the anti-communist...
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    I'm not sure that Executive Outcomes (EO) or any...

    I'm not sure that Executive Outcomes (EO) or any PMC would have made much difference in the Rhodesian civil war (1960s to 1980). The Rhodesians (depending on the stats) had a 1:17 or 1:43 kill ratio...
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    When we look at society from the English...

    When we look at society from the English Republicanism standpoint, that is the traditions set down by Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, James Harrington, Algernon Sydney and Thomas Jefferson, we see a...
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    Weaknesses of Kirk: Kirk rejects the idea that...

    Weaknesses of Kirk:

    Kirk rejects the idea that late 17th century English philosopher John Locke’s “Second Treatise of Government” had any influence on the Founding Fathers. This assertion by...
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    Influence of Russell Kirk on 4GW?

    William Lind, founder of Fourth Generation Warfare theory, references Russell Kirk quite often in his writings. Google "Russell Kirk" and "William Lind" and you find these Examples:

    "Russell...
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    We also hear from the 4GW that the U.S. Army is...

    We also hear from the 4GW that the U.S. Army is so state centric that it is unable to deal with non-state actors. The 4GW further blames this on Clausewitz. How is it Clausewitz's fault if the U.S....
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    The number one thing that 4GW lacks is basis in...

    The number one thing that 4GW lacks is basis in primary source documentation. For example, the claim that Mao is a paragon of 4GW warfare. How can a paragon of 4GW warfare say things like this:
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    Some weaknesses of 4GW are: (1):...

    Some weaknesses of 4GW are:

    (1): Misrepresentation of Clausewitz and Clausewitz's followers

    “Unlike Clausewitzian warfare, which envisions war as an act of policy in a contest between states,...
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