Here some notes to help me clarify my own thinking. The notes may be useful to others as well.
As always, I appreciate any comments, questions, corrections, additions…feedback of any sort.
5GW is the secret deliberative manipulation of actors, networks, institutions, states or any 0GW/1GW/2GW/3GW/4GW forces to achieve a goal or set of goals across a combination of socio, economic, and political domains while attempting to avoid or minimize the retaliatory offensive or defensive actions/reactions of 0GW/1GW/2GW/3GW/4GW powered actors, networks, institutions, and/or states.
- Puppetmaster 5GWers
- Socio-Political Entrepreneur 5GWers
- Strategic Citizens 5GWers
- 5GW Insurgents
- State-within 5GWers
- State-without 5GWers
- 5GW inclined Super-Empowered Individuals
- Nudge Behavior
- Constrain Activity
- Define Rules
- Co-Opt Networks
- Spread Memes
- Selectively Kill
- Lawfare (examples)
- Open-Source Espionage
- Across any combination of the socio, economic, and political domains of human interaction
- Dimensions of War: physical, moral, mental, and institutional
- CyberSpace? (for a future post)
- To achieve or increase the probability of achieving a goal against (or for) an otherwise unwilling target
- To wage war with inferior power or resources compared to the target
- To avoid counter-activity by the target (aka increased 5GWer survivability)
- “…an outcome which is lasting, i.e. a strong and resilient system, and this would also require that those living within any newly created or newly modified system consciously or unconsciously continue to maintain that system — rather than consciously or unconsciously form groups to bring it down.” [Source: CGW]
- Rely upon N-Order effects
- Use Leverage Factors
- Strategic Attrition
Note: The unofficial 5GW Theory Song
Update: Corrected some typos. Added an idea from here by CGW.
Additional minor updates on and after 8/1/2010
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