Fourth Generation Warfare

Federal agents retreat to Portland base as protesters control streets

From a fourth-generation warfare perspective, this is an important tactical victory.

By Chris McGreal

The Guardian

Night upon night, the chant goes up in front of Portland’s federal courthouse: “Whose streets?”

The answer depends on the hour of the day. After Donald Trump sent federal agents to take control of a city he said had been abandoned by its mayor to anarchists and mob rule, the protesters still turning out in support of Black Lives Matter can make a legitimate claim that these are, as the chant goes, “our streets”.


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