Category: Fourth Generation Warfare

An Anarchist Defense Force?

Matthew VanDyke is the founder of Sons of Liberty International, a security firm that advises, trains, and supplies vulnerable populations to defend themselves against terrorists. He is preparing for an independent mission to Iraq during which he’ll train Iraqis to fight back against the Islamic State. History NOW […]

Getting Grand Strategy Wrong

By William S. Lind Traditional Right One of the iron laws of warfare is that a higher level dominates a lower. You can be brilliant tactically, but if you are defeated operationally, you lose. You can win tactically and operationally, but if you get beaten strategically, you lose. […]

Terr’ism

Anarcho-Dictator Instead of a Blog If you don’t like what we tell you to believe in we’ll kill ya. – Misquotation of G. W. Bush After 9/11 a lot of ‘terrorism’ think-tankery poured out of academia and media, most of which was totally garbage. Atheologians and Objectivists wrote […]

The Hezbollah Model Wins

The model that all anarchists and anti-statists need to be studying. One of our objectives should be to develop non-state political and militia confederations that will usurp many of the functions currently provided by states, with the goal of eventually superseding states. By William S. Lind Traditional Right […]

No, It’s Not about “Globalism vs. Nationalism”

It’s about globalism/globalization vs non-state actors. Some thoughts on the present political polarization, geopolitical rivalries, the G20, and “populist-nationalism.” The present political polarization represents an effort by the various factions of the ruling class attempting to create constituencies for themselves. Most of the mainstream media represents the dominant […]

Who the hell are ISIS, anyway?

Spy Culture ISIS are a terrifying, devastating Sunni militia that emerged out of the Iraqi insurgency and the anti-Assad jihad … except they aren’t particularly religious! And their origin story makes no sense. And militarily speaking they are a joke who could be wiped out within weeks if […]

Is War by Assassination on its Way?

By William S. Lind Traditional Right Russia intervened in Syria, did what it came to do–strengthen the position of the Assad government–and has partially withdrawn. Meanwhile, our war with ISIS continues its endless futility, an inevitable result of war by pinking. War by plinking, using airstrikes that blow […]

How Not to Do It

By William S. Lind Traditional Right The protestors who took over the aptly-named Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon have garnered a fair amount of conservative empathy. Their issue, the Federal government’s ownership of vast tracts of western land, is a legitimate one. As a story in […]

The Karma of Terror

By William T. Hathaway Terrible terrorists are killing our soldiers in their countries and killing us here at home. How can we stop them? The answer is simple: Stop terrorizing them. We started this war. What we do to others comes back on us. In addition to centuries […]

Violence instead of democracy: Putin slams ‘policies of exceptionalism and impunity’ in UN speech

Russia Today The export of so-called ‘democratic’ revolutions has continued, but has unleashed poverty and violence instead of the triumph of democracy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said addressing the UN General Assembly. Attempts to push for changes in other countries based on ideological preferences have led to “tragic […]