Sociological Paradigm Shifts

The establishing of the initiating period of the First Generation definition is from materials by the Military Academy at Sandhurst. The 4th Generational Model as described directly below is by a team of American analysts, including William S Lind.

First generation Warfare starts with the Napoleonic State and military fighting paradigm of that era. Smooth bore muskets and linear firing lines, columns and massive armies at the onset were the main instruments of military projection. The use of Linear Tactics revolutionized the battlefield and the adherence to Drill and Ceremony created a successful elaboration of military power. Significantly, those forces which did not employ these methods in combat were defeated.

Second Generation Warfare marks a qualitative shift by the advent of enhanced firepower and communications abilities and the Tactical use of Fire and Movement with reliance on indirect fire are characteristics of Second Generation Warfare. Though 2GW is a vast departure from its predecessor, both 1GW and 2GW are examples of Attrition Warfare

Third Generation Warfare brought to warfare a new paradigm by the use of Blitzkrieg and through the success of Russian Operations over the more heavily industrialized nations by the systematization of Maneuver Warfare encompassed by a non-linear tactical combat format and mindset. The inclusion of infiltration tactics used to bypass a direct clash with enemy lines 3GW characteristics are applicable to counter-ambush and counterattack.

Fourth Generation Warfare is apparently what we are faced with in today’s volatile circumstances. The characteristics are the decentralization of warfare; non-state centric small groups who are unable to withstand larger forces firepower rely upon terror operations, and anonymity.

Technological Paradigm Shifts of Tactical Combat[edit]

Some essential information of this Generational model summary are referenced from papers prepared for The Federalist Patriot by a retired U.S. Army Counterintelligence Agent.

First Generation Warfare – As there were over a thousand years of well known tactician and war scholars before Napoleon First Generation Warfare by technological shifts describes the use of force in conflict in historical phases.
PHASE ONE- began in primitive combat along the lines of race and ethnicity being fought by groups of individuals who for reasons of safety and survival would clash and inflict total defeat or annihilation. Characteristics of 1st Gen Phase 1 war was the ability to use hardened weapons and use tools to produce some sort of wall for home or community defense and armor for ones own protection, perhaps over 1500-2000 years BC
PHASE TWO- is when teamwork in military force was utilized with a hierarchy of command, subjugation rather than annihilation and simple formational maneuvers to flank and frontally assault. This is Siege Warfare. This period may be for over 3500-4000 years of history.
PHASE THREE- is the advent of HUMINT (Human Intelligence – spy network, reconnaissance, surveillance and the start of Tactical Warfare utilizing deception, ruse, decoy, feint, fraud and display as tactical tools.

Second Generation Warfare is when gunpowder became fully exploited in military conflict, This is when castles began to become obsolete, but all the lessons of First Gen War were succinct and communications by pigeon, flags, smoke, signals and trumpets the addition of combat aggregators such as logistics, fire support, counterintelligence, mechanized transport and mobilized weaponry

Third Generation Warfare – Began with the ability to use air power and Chemical, biological, toxic warfare as well as the ability to formulate advanced planning, strategies, contingency planning, modern armor vehicles (tanks)telegraph and telephone, speeding up the ability to communicate and disseminate information. These technologies were truly paradigmatic anomalies in comparison to earlier generations. WWI through WWII

Fourth Generation Warfare began in 1945 with the use of Nuclear Weapons and the return to total devastation as an option for victory over military constituents but as well there was a belief to spare civilian populations not supporting a war effort and a respect for the neutrality of some countries exempting them from the belligerence of either faction.

Fifth Generation Warfare comes about us not through a war of terror, as this is not particularly new. Rather the use of the internet and the control of the scale of force; scalability, which is akin to a programmer wiping out an entire national energy network yet being able to pinpoint the delivery and effectiveness as well as the degree and magnitude of its effect in time and valuations. The use of information and media, the electronic lased mapped fields of battle through HUD in helmets interconnected by military networks and the concept that the flow of data and information is not bound by borders. The exploitation of media and the self-enactment of fully empowered individuals with enough resources to cause ultimate devastation to civilization is the characteristic of Fifth generation Warfare.

  MJG

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The establishing of the initiating period of the First Generation definition is from materials by the Military Academy at Sandhurst. The 4th Generational Model as described directly below is by a team of American analysts, including William S Lind.

First generation Warfare starts with the Napoleonic State and military fighting paradigm of that era. Smooth bore muskets and linear firing lines, columns and massive armies at the onset were the main instruments of military projection. The use of Linear Tactics revolutionized the battlefield and the adherence to Drill and Ceremony created a successful elaboration of military power. Significantly, those forces which did not employ these methods in combat were defeated.

Second Generation Warfare marks a qualitative shift by the advent of enhanced firepower and communications abilities and the Tactical use of Fire and Movement with reliance on indirect fire are characteristics of Second Generation Warfare. Though 2GW is a vast departure from its predecessor, both 1GW and 2GW are examples of Attrition Warfare

Third Generation Warfare brought to warfare a new paradigm by the use of Blitzkrieg and through the success of Russian Operations over the more heavily industrialized nations by the systematization of Maneuver Warfare encompassed by a non-linear tactical combat format and mindset. The inclusion of infiltration tactics used to bypass a direct clash with enemy lines 3GW characteristics are applicable to counter-ambush and counterattack.

Fourth Generation Warfare is apparently what we are faced with in today’s volatile circumstances. The characteristics are the decentralization of warfare; non-state centric small groups who are unable to withstand larger forces firepower rely upon terror operations, and anonymity.

Technological Paradigm Shifts of Tactical Combat[edit]

Some essential information of this Generational model summary are referenced from papers prepared for The Federalist Patriot by a retired U.S. Army Counterintelligence Agent.

First Generation Warfare – As there were over a thousand years of well known tactician and war scholars before Napoleon First Generation Warfare by technological shifts describes the use of force in conflict in historical phases.
PHASE ONE- began in primitive combat along the lines of race and ethnicity being fought by groups of individuals who for reasons of safety and survival would clash and inflict total defeat or annihilation. Characteristics of 1st Gen Phase 1 war was the ability to use hardened weapons and use tools to produce some sort of wall for home or community defense and armor for ones own protection, perhaps over 1500-2000 years BC
PHASE TWO- is when teamwork in military force was utilized with a hierarchy of command, subjugation rather than annihilation and simple formational maneuvers to flank and frontally assault. This is Siege Warfare. This period may be for over 3500-4000 years of history.
PHASE THREE- is the advent of HUMINT (Human Intelligence – spy network, reconnaissance, surveillance and the start of Tactical Warfare utilizing deception, ruse, decoy, feint, fraud and display as tactical tools.

Second Generation Warfare is when gunpowder became fully exploited in military conflict, This is when castles began to become obsolete, but all the lessons of First Gen War were succinct and communications by pigeon, flags, smoke, signals and trumpets the addition of combat aggregators such as logistics, fire support, counterintelligence, mechanized transport and mobilized weaponry

Third Generation Warfare – Began with the ability to use air power and Chemical, biological, toxic warfare as well as the ability to formulate advanced planning, strategies, contingency planning, modern armor vehicles (tanks)telegraph and telephone, speeding up the ability to communicate and disseminate information. These technologies were truly paradigmatic anomalies in comparison to earlier generations. WWI through WWII

Fourth Generation Warfare began in 1945 with the use of Nuclear Weapons and the return to total devastation as an option for victory over military constituents but as well there was a belief to spare civilian populations not supporting a war effort and a respect for the neutrality of some countries exempting them from the belligerence of either faction.

Fifth Generation Warfare comes about us not through a war of terror, as this is not particularly new. Rather the use of the internet and the control of the scale of force; scalability, which is akin to a programmer wiping out an entire national energy network yet being able to pinpoint the delivery and effectiveness as well as the degree and magnitude of its effect in time and valuations. The use of information and media, the electronic lased mapped fields of battle through HUD in helmets interconnected by military networks and the concept that the flow of data and information is not bound by borders. The exploitation of media and the self-enactment of fully empowered individuals with enough resources to cause ultimate devastation to civilization is the characteristic of Fifth generation Warfare.

  MJG

Sociological Paradigm Shifts

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