The battlefield would now be everywhere

Sunday, March 27th, 2022

Kill Chain by Christian BroseRussia’s exploits from a few years ago, Christian Brose explains (in The Kill Chain), demonstrated a type of modern political warfare that became known as the “Gerasimov doctrine”:

“The very ‘rules of war’ have changed,” Gerasimov wrote. “The role of non-military means of achieving political and strategic goals has grown, and, in many cases, they have exceeded the power of force of weapons in their effectiveness.”

Put another way, the reconnaissance-strike complex now included the ability to surveil the political and social fault lines in countries and strike directly at the heart of them through “military means of a concealed character.” This included misinformation campaigns, political subversion, assassination, cyberattacks, and “active measures” using social media to tear at the fabric of diverse and democratic societies. The battlefield would now be everywhere.


  1. Harry Jones says:

    So, um… what happened to all that?

  2. Gringo says:

    The Gerasimov doctrine isn’t a real Russian idea. It’s a myth perpetuated by amateur writers which sorts the uninformed from the educated.

  3. VXXC says:

    Yes on the Gerasimov doctrine is a myth. Gerasimov was describing what WE do, not a doctrine.

    Fast forward, Russia is not playing tweet for twat information warfare but letting the facts play out on the ground. As most information warfare is just gossip taken online, babblings I basically heard in college and the locker room growing up, I suspect the InfoWar winner will be Russia.

    Or anyone else who sticks to the truth and just ignores the babblers.

    Meanwhile, I observe that if # = -$ or if virtue signaling costs money, then the # doesn’t happen.

    OR – #<$

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