chapter  25
Can we adapt to Fourth Generation Warfare?
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The 1991 Gulf War may have represented the epitome of conventional warfare, and it certainly was the form of war that our military organizations preferred to wage. But through the 1990s this conventional form of warfare, at least as we styled it, seemed more to be the exception to the general rule. Liberia, Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda, Haiti, Chechnya, Kosovo, among far too many other wars in all regions of the world, furnished evidence that warfare, both its practice and the ends force was being used to achieve, were undergoing some form of change that was different from that being extolled in the RMA debate. During the 1990s any number of analyses emerged that sought to make sense of what these changes entailed, and indeed what they implied both for our ability to manage them and for what they implied for the future.1