Capturing Joseph Fouche on 5GW:

Here is a comment he made at CPS:

One of the useful features of 5GW is that it is a reminder that war is a full spectrum conflict. However, any replacement term for 5GW should indicate what 5GW is.

My spin on 5GW has been:

1. It would normally be described as politicking.
2. However, its intent is hostile and its intent is hidden. It is this combination of hostile intent and hidden intent makes 5GW war.
3. It is a war of influence.
4. If violence is involved, it is triggered through influence and politicking that induces someone else to conduct the violence. Violence is always indirect.

I think the defining element of 5GW is deception. Any name change should reflect that.

That being said, it’s probably stuck as 5GW, especially when Dan’s book comes out.

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8 Responses

  1. I get status updates for WFZ — hopefully it will be out sooner rather than later!

    My upcoming post in the round-table will put 5GW in another perspective…

  2. We are living this right now in the USA. I wish people could see it. People need to read the Joint Chiefs Vision 2020 document to see how our own top brass have turned against the American people. It’s outrageous!

  3. Here is the link to JV2020:

    http://www.globalpolicy.org/empire/intervention/2000/jv2020_a.pdf

    I guess I need to read it.

  4. From http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=45289

    “Full-spectrum dominance” is the key term in “Joint Vision 2020,” the blueprint DoD will follow in the future.
    […]
    Full-spectrum dominance means the ability of U.S. forces, operating alone or with allies, to defeat any adversary and control any situation across the range of military operations.

    While full-spectrum dominance is the goal, the way to get there is to “invest in and develop new military capabilities.” The four capabilities at the heart of full-spectrum dominance are dominant maneuver, precision engagement, focused logistics and full-dimensional protection.
    […]
    Joint Vision 2020 addresses full-spectrum dominance across the range of conflicts from nuclear war to major theater wars to smaller-scale contingencies. It also addresses amorphous situations like peacekeeping and noncombat humanitarian relief. Key to U.S. dominance in any conflict will be what the chairman calls “decision superiority” — translating information superiority into better decisions arrived at and implemented faster than an enemy can react.

    It sounds like Hi Tech 3GW/2GW.

    I will read the PDF before any further commenting.

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