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William Lind: Archives

December 15, 2009: Finis

December 07, 2009: How the Taliban Take a Village

November 24, 2009: Gang Milestone

November 17, 2009: What Is "Political Correctness?"

November 12, 2009: 4GW Comes to Fort Hood

October 30, 2009: The First Front

October 21, 2009: Operation Albion

September 30, 2009: Keeping Our Infantry Alive

September 22, 2009: Last Exit before Quagmire

September 15, 2009: The Taliban's Air Force

September 09, 2009: Can He Think Big?

August 26, 2009: War of Exhaustion or Maneuver?

August 04, 2009: The Silence of the Sheep

July 21, 2009: Ideas as Weapons

July 08, 2009: One Step Forward, One Step Back

June 29, 2009: Going Nowhere Fast

June 23, 2009: The Iran Crisis and 4GW

June 17, 2009: Calling President Davis

June 02, 2009: A Memo to the President

May 19, 2009: The Future is Now

May 13, 2009: The Balkans Again

May 05, 2009: Rehearsal

April 29, 2009: Blinders

April 16, 2009: 300

March 31, 2009: Another War Lost?

March 17, 2009: Responses to Readers

March 11, 2009: Rounding Up the Usual Suspects

March 04, 2009: A Barometer of Order

February 24, 2009: The Price of Bad Tactics

February 17, 2009: Two Elections

January 13, 2009: Israel Doesn't Get 4GW

December 17, 2008: America's Defense Meltdown

December 11, 2008: If Wishes Were Horses. . .

December 03, 2008: More 4GW Operational Art

November 24, 2008: The Russian Imperative

November 12, 2008: Obama's First Test

November 04, 2008: A Useful Culminating Point?

October 28, 2008: The Other Election

October 20, 2008: The Afghan Advantage

October 03, 2008: One War With Two Fronts

September 25, 2008: Van Creveld Writes Another Big Book

September 17, 2008: Why Obama Is Wrong

September 09, 2008: Defending the Baltics

August 22, 2008: A Deeper Global Crisis

August 18, 2008: Leave it Alone, George

August 11, 2008: Changing Horses in Mid-Stream

August 04, 2008: Why McCain is Wrong

July 24, 2008: Evidence

July 17, 2008: Running the Narrows

June 24, 2008: Don't Miss the Train

June 12, 2008: Phyrric Victory

June 06, 2008: Not Checking Six

June 02, 2008: Was Military Reform Ever Possible?

April 18, 2008: A Confirming Moment

April 01, 2008: Die Panzerwaffe

March 25, 2008: Operation Cassandra

March 11, 2008: Dollars and Sense

March 04, 2008: Linearity

February 28, 2008: Fools Rush In

February 19, 2008: War or Not War?

February 13, 2008: Counter Counter-Insurgency

February 07, 2008: Die and Win

January 29, 2008: My Master's Voice

January 15, 2008: Side Effects

January 11, 2008: Kicking the Can Down the Road

December 14, 2007: Operationalizing Tactical Successes in Iraq

December 05, 2007: Academics Awake!

November 13, 2007: Cops Who Think

November 01, 2007: A Question for Would-Be Presidents

October 25, 2007: Mahan or Corbett?

October 16, 2007: Out of the Frying Pan

October 10, 2007: Not So Fast, John

October 04, 2007: John Boyd's Book

September 28, 2007: A Ticking Bomb

September 25, 2007: A Seam to Exploit?

August 30, 2007: Truth-Tellers Needed

August 21, 2007: More Kabuki

August 14, 2007: Importing More Fourth Generation War

August 14, 2007: Importing More Fourth Generation War

August 10, 2007: One Forward, Two Back

August 02, 2007: America's Last Good Mideast War

July 25, 2007: How to Win in Iraq

July 19, 2007: Tordenskjold Sails Again

July 12, 2007: Is Paris Burning?

July 03, 2007: The Death of the RMA

June 25, 2007: Legitimacy, Toujours Legitimacy

June 13, 2007: The Perfect (Sine) Wave

June 01, 2007: The Folly of Maximalist Objectives

May 22, 2007: That Flapping Sound You Hear

May 16, 2007: The Not Inevitable Future

April 25, 2007: Van Creveld's Lessons

April 18, 2007: A Tactics Primer

April 11, 2007: Hornblower's Nightmare

April 04, 2007: The Blinking Red Light

March 29, 2007: Operation Anabasis

March 22, 2007: Flickers of Light

March 14, 2007: More Conversations, Less Powerpoint

March 07, 2007: Washington Dodgers at Bat

February 27, 2007: The Non-thinking Enemy

February 21, 2007: A Swedish Lesson From Below

February 13, 2007: Distributed or Dumb?

February 06, 2007: Raise or Cross the Bar?

January 29, 2007: The Real Game

January 24, 2007: On His Majesty's Birthday

January 18, 2007: Variables of War

January 05, 2007: Somalia Restored?

December 11, 2006: Knocking Opportunity

December 06, 2006: Boomerang Effect

December 06, 2006: Boomerang Effect

November 30, 2006: More Troops?

November 13, 2006: Lose a War; Lose an Election

October 30, 2006: Strategic Counteroffensive

September 07, 2006: Down Mexico Way

September 01, 2006: Israel's Regression

August 24, 2006: Beginning to Learn

August 17, 2006: Beat!

July 05, 2006: To Be or Not To Be a State?

June 19, 2006: Aaugh!

June 13, 2006: Blood Stripes

June 08, 2006: The Power of Weakness

April 06, 2006: The French Other

March 29, 2006: The Army's Truth in Advertising

March 17, 2006: Reorganization or Reform?

March 03, 2006: Army Wins One

February 08, 2006: The Long War

November 04, 2005: Exit Strategy

October 28, 2005: True Confessions

October 21, 2005: Sichelschnitt

September 26, 2005: Important Distinctions

September 15, 2005: Blunders and Opportunities

September 09, 2005: In Defense of His Majesty

September 01, 2005: Rumors of Wars

August 25, 2005: Some Responses

August 18, 2005: Getting Swept

August 10, 2005: State Armed Service

August 03, 2005: War Symposium

July 27, 2005: The Duke of Alba

July 14, 2005: Hunting for Cops

July 12, 2005: 4th Generation War Manual

June 29, 2005: Doing It Right

June 24, 2005: The Sun Also Rises

June 21, 2005: The Other War

June 09, 2005: Striking Back

June 02, 2005: Wreck It and Run

May 25, 2005: Of Cabbages & Kings

May 18, 2005: War With China?

May 11, 2005: The Reality Gap

May 05, 2005: Paradise of Fools

April 28, 2005: Gangs vs. the State

April 15, 2005: On Strategy

April 07, 2005: Insurgents Losing?

April 01, 2005: Lebanon Baloney

March 23, 2005: On Killing

March 16, 2005: Islamic Invasion

March 08, 2005: More Newspeak

March 01, 2005: Turkish Delight

February 23, 2005: Opportunity Knocks

February 15, 2005: Fin de Siecle

February 09, 2005: Retaining Legitimacy

February 01, 2005: Duce? Not to Us

January 25, 2005: FMFM 1-A

January 21, 2005: Coming Unglued

January 14, 2005: Power Behind 4GW

January 05, 2005: Jena

December 22, 2004: Little Stalingrad

December 17, 2004: Election Ju-ju

December 08, 2004: March of Folly

December 01, 2004: 4GW at Home

November 29, 2004: Last Exit

November 17, 2004: Military Tactics

November 10, 2004: Germany's Blunder

November 06, 2004: An Interesting Read

October 29, 2004: Election Day

October 21, 2004: Moral Level of War

October 06, 2004: Keeping Our SA Up

October 01, 2004: The Grand Illusion

September 24, 2004: National Guard

September 14, 2004: Learning Curve

September 10, 2004: Stage Three

September 02, 2004: The Neo-barbs

August 28, 2004: The Desert Fox

August 12, 2004: Other Side

August 05, 2004: Corps Corruption?

July 28, 2004: Incentive System

July 21, 2004: Civil War In Iraq?

July 15, 2004: 4GW in the Sudan

July 08, 2004: October Surprise?

July 02, 2004: Spillover

June 25, 2004: The Canon, cont'd

June 15, 2004: The Canon

June 10, 2004: The 4 Generations

June 04, 2004: Two Marine Corps

May 25, 2004: Psyops In 4GW

May 21, 2004: Power Of Weakness

May 12, 2004: The Aftershocks

May 05, 2004: Iraq's WMD Factory

April 27, 2004: On the Brink

April 21, 2004: Getting It Wrong

April 14, 2004: "Your Fish, Sir"

April 08, 2004: 4G Seminar, Cont'd

March 29, 2004: Battle That Wasn't

March 22, 2004: Start of Phase III

March 17, 2004: Strategic Bombing

March 10, 2004: Why Blame Us?

March 05, 2004: Reality vs Neo-cons

February 27, 2004: Bourgeoisie Charm

February 20, 2004: Withering Away

February 12, 2004: Thoughts on 4GW

February 03, 2004: 5th GW?

January 27, 2004: The Discarded Image



 
About William Lind

William Sturgiss Lind, Director of the Center for Cultural Conservatism at the Free Congress Foundation, is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, born July 9, 1947. He graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in 1969 and received a Master's Degree in History from Princeton University in 1971. He worked as a legislative aide for armed services for Senator Robert Taft, Jr., of Ohio from 1973 through 1976 and held a similar position with Senator Gary Hart of Colorado from 1977 through 1986. He joined Free Congress Foundation in 1987.

Mr. Lind is author of the Maneuver Warfare Handbook (Westview Press, 1985); co-author, with Gary Hart, of America Can Win: The Case for Military Reform (Adler & Adler, 1986); and co-author, with William H. Marshner, of Cultural Conservatism: Toward a New National Agenda (Free Congress Foundation, 1987).

Mr. Lind co-authored the prescient article, "The Changing Face of War: Into the Fourth Generation," which was published in The Marine Corps Gazette in October, 1989 and which first propounded the concept of "Fourth Generation War."
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