by Alexandra Bruce, US correspondent
After 4 years of rolling coup and 11 weeks of partial lockdown here, in New York, one can get fatigued by the unrelenting irregular warfare and all of the Alice in Wonderland torture techniques, forcing us watch while the economy is intentionally collapsed and cohesion is purposefully destroyed.
The best way to grapple with this is to fully understand that this is war. When we think of war, many of us think of Late Modern warfare, like in World War II or Vietnam but Post-Modern Hybrid Warfare is very different and the better we understand it, the better prepared we are to cope.
I’ve called the rolling coup against Trump a “psychological civil war” and “asymmetrical warfare” but a more formal term for what’s been going on is Fourth-Generation Warfare (4GW), which involves a blurring of the lines between war and politics, combatants and civilians. It uses propaganda and information warfare to accomplish strategic, operational, and tactical objectives, without measurable damage that the target can identify. In some cases, the target may not even know it has been attacked, thus already losing that battle.
Fourth-Generation Warfare involves the following elements:
Decentralized, lack of