Articles from Global Guerrillas
I've spent the last month writing about the inevitable collision between ISIS and Saudi Arabia. Here are some of the articles:
Here's an interesting US systempunkt -- a systempunkt is the point in a big network where even a small attack would cause the entire network to fail. This systempunkt would enable a prepared individual the unique ability to shut down a large part of the US without shedding a drop of blood. For example, this attack has the ability to:
For all the “4th Generation of War” intellectuals running around today saying that the nature of war has fundamentally changed, the tactics are wholly new, etc, I must respectfully say … “Not really”: Alex the Great would not be in the least bit perplexed by the enemy that we face right now in Iraq, and our leaders going into this fight do their troops a disservice by not studying (studying, vice just reading) the men who have gone before us."
Gen. James Mattis - 2013.
There's a report out today that ISIS jihadis attacked a Saudi Arabian border outpost south of Rafha (a city in southwest Iraq). The guards fled and several dozen jihadis were able to "melt into the general population" of the nearby border town.
Here's an interesting strategy that is in the near term adjacent possible. It is one of the few strategies that could make a relatively unknown hacker a multi-billionaire overnight.
NOTE: this is a non-traditional approach to thinking about warfare and ISIS. I use it, and so should you, to generate new insights into the problem. This framework explores the impact of the entrepreneurial mindset on modern warfare.