Big shout-out to Curtis of Dreaming 5GW for finding this comment over at skilluminati:
5GWhat? The Meaning of “Warfare” in 2008 // Skilluminati Research
Henry Okah and MEND, according to the framework of war theory, are rooted in 4GW because of the “calling cards: and press releases — 5GW will be invisible.
I agree 100% that 5GW is an event horizon for warfare theory — it’s where war merges with everything else, where things become so radically different than the old theory is more of a hindrance than a help.
I got an interesting email this morning from a reader who pointed out that everything we speculate on 5GW techniques has been in practice for thousands of years by occult secret societies. I happen to agree with him and I’ll be drawing of Crowley just as much as Clausewitz.
I agree, with one change: 5GW is the event horizon, beyond which the xGW framework breaks down as violence is dispersed and action indirect enough that the study of war becomes the study of politics.
I’ve understood for a while why the xGW framework begins at 0GW (genocidal war): you can’t fight something that’s already completely eradicated. And now I understand why xGW ends at 5GW: that’s politics.
“5GW as Event Horizion:” I think that’s my deep thought for the month.