Shawna Lynn Cox

Modern warfare – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Modern warfare is warfare using the concepts, methods, and military technology that have come into use during and after World War II and the Korean Wa”

“more complex forms of the 19th- and early-20th-century antecedents, largely due to the widespread use of highly advanced information technology, and”


“The practice of total war which had been in use for over a century, as a form of war policy, has been changed dramatically with greater awareness of tactical, operational, and strategic battle information.”

“War in modern times has been the inclusion of civilians and civilian infrastructure as targets in destroying the enemy’s ability to engage in war.”

“The targeting of civilians developed from two distinct theories. The first theory was that if enough civilians were killed, factories could not function. The second theory was that if civilians were killed, the enemy would be so demoralized that it would have no ability to wage further war”

SLC comment: Civilian warfare, cause for revolution against elite


“With the invention of nuclear weapons, the concept of full-scale war carries the prospect of global annihilation, and as such conflicts since WWII have by definition been “low intensity” conflicts, typically in the form of proxy wars fought within local regional confines, using what are now referred to as “conventional weapons,” typically combined with the use of asymmetric warfare tactics and applied use of intelligence.”

SLC comment: A different World War : the dark world war


“the US Department of Defense introduced a concept of battlespace as the integrated information management of all significant factors that impact on combat operations by armed forces for the military theatre of operations, including information, air, land, sea, and space. It includes the environment, factors, and conditions that must be understood to successfully apply combat power, protect the force, or complete the mission. This includes enemy and friendly forces; facilities, weather and terrain within the operational areas and areas of interest”

SLC comment: US department of defence, introduced ‘Battlespace’ : information management


“the changing forms of three-dimensional warfare represents nothing more than an evolution of earlier technology”

“gliders, helicopters and other aircraft to carry airborne forces such as paratroopers; aerial refueling tankers to extend operation time or range”

“Asymmetric warfare

A military situation in which two belligerents of unequal strength interact and take advantage of their respective strengths and weaknesses. This interaction often involves strategies and tactics outside the bounds of conventional warfare, often referred to as terrorism.”

“Biological warfare, also known as germ warfare, is the use of any organism (bacteria, virus or other disease-causing organism) or toxin found in nature, as a weapon of war. It is meant to incapacitate or kill enemy combatants. It may also be defined as the employment of biological agents to produce casualties in man or animals and damage to plants or material; or defense against such employment.”

“Electronic warfare refers to mainly non-violent practices used chiefly to support other areas of warfare. The term was originally coined to encompass the interception and decoding of enemy radio communications, and the communications technologies and cryptography methods used to counter such interception, as well as jamming, radio stealth, and other related areas. Over the later years of the 20th century and early years of the 21st century, this has expanded to cover a wide range of areas: the use of, detection of and avoidance of detection by radar and sonar systems, computer hacking, etc.”

“Fourth generation warfare (4GW) is a concept defined by William S. Lind and expanded by Thomas X. Hammes, used to describe the decentralized nature of modern warfare. The simplest definition includes any war in which one of the major participants is not a state but rather a violent ideological network. Fourth Generation wars are characterized by a blurring of the lines between war and politics, combatants and civilians, conflicts and peace, battlefields and safety.


While this term is similar to terrorism and asymmetric warfare, it is much narrower.”


“Fourth generation warfare usually has the insurgency group or non-state side trying to implement their own government or reestablish an old government over the one currently running the territory. The blurring of lines between state and non-state is further complicated in a democracy by the power of the media.”

SLC comment: War and media : research more on Fourth Generation Warfare and Media


“Guerrilla warfare is defined as fighting by groups of irregular troops (guerrillas) within areas occupied by the enemy. When guerrillas obey the laws and customs of war, they are entitled, if captured, to be treated as ordinary prisoners of war; however, they are often treated by their captors as unlawful combatants and executed”

SLC comment: Why The Fallen regenerate


“The tactics of guerrilla warfare stress deception and ambush, as opposed to mass confrontation, and succeed best in an irregular, rugged, terrain and with a sympathetic populace, whom guerrillas often seek to win over or dominate by propaganda, reform, and terrorism.”

SLC comment: The Fallen, Omega 1 : operation tactics


“Guerrilla fighters gravitate toward weapons which are easily accessible, low in technology, and low in cost.”

“typical arsenal of the modern guerrilla would include the AK-47, RPGs and Improvised explosive devices.”

“guerrilla doctrines’ main disadvantage is the inability to access more advanced equipment due to economic, influence, and accessibility issues.”

SLC comment: New World Guerrilla uses relationships or current employer equipment / mission resources


“rely on small unit tactics involving hit and run.”

“leads to low intensity warfare, asymmetrical warfare, and war amongst the people”

“rules of Guerrilla warfare are to fight a little and then to retreat.”

“Propaganda is an ancient form of disinformation concerted with sending a set of messages aimed at influencing the opinions or behavior of large numbers of people”

“The most effective propaganda is often completely truthful, but some propaganda presents facts selectively to encourage a particular synthesis, or gives loaded messages in order to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented.”

“desired result is a change of the cognitive narrative of the subject in the target audience.”

“Psychological warfare had its beginnings during the campaigns of Genghis Khan through the allowance of certain civilians of the nations, cities, and villages to flee said place, spreading terror and fear to neighboring principalities.”

“Psychological actions have the primary purpose of influencing the opinions, emotions, attitudes, and behavior of hostile foreign groups in such a way as to support the achievement of national objectives.”

“nformation warfare is a kind of warfare where information and attacks on information and its system are used as a tool of warfare.”

“examples of this type of warfare are electronic “sniffers” which disrupt international fund-transfer networks as well as the signals of television and radio stations. Jamming such signals can allow participants in the war to use the stations for a misinformation campaign.”

“Network-centric warfare is essentially a new military doctrine made possible by the Information Age. Weapons platforms, sensors, and command and control centers are being connected through high-speed communication networks. The doctrine is related to the Revolution in Military Affairs debate.”

“The overall network which enables this strategy in the United States military is called the Global Information Grid.”

SLC comment: The Grid


“Space warfare is warfare that occurs outside the Earth’s atmosphere. No wars have been fought here yet.”

“weapons would include orbital weaponry and space weapons. High value outer space targets would include satellites and weapon platforms. Notably no real weapons exist in space yet, though ground-to-space missiles have been successfully tested against target satellites”


Main article: List of wars

List of wars 1945–1989

List of wars 1990–2002

List of wars 2003–2010

List of wars 2011–current

List of ongoing conflicts in the modern-day world

List of modern conflicts in the Middle East”

“Major modern wars[edit]

1939 – World War II

1947 – Indo-Pakistani War

1950 – Korean War

1959 – Vietnam War

1961 – Portuguese Colonial Wars

1962 – Sino-Indian War

1966 – South African Border War

1967 – Six-Day War

1970 – War of Attrition

1971 – Indo-Pakistani War

1980 – Iran–Iraq War

1982 – First Lebanon War

1982 – Falklands War

1987 – Palestinian Intifada

1988 – Nagorno-Karabakh War

1988 – Somali Civil War

1989 – First Liberian Civil War

1990 – Gulf War

1991 – Yugoslav Wars

1992 – War in Abkhazia

1994 – Rwandan Civil War

1994 – First Chechen War

1996 – First Congo War

1998 – Kosovo War

1998 – Second Congo War

1999 – Kargil War

1999 – Second Chechen War

2000 – Al-Aqsa Intifada

2003 – Invasion of Iraq leading to the Iraq War

2006 – Second Lebanon War

2006 – Mexican Drug War

2008 – 2008 South Ossetia War

2008 – Gaza War

2011 – Libyan Civil War

2011 – Syrian Civil War

2012 – Northern Mali Conflict

2014 – War in Donbass”

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