"We are actually in the stage of preparing our departure," Colonel Bondo Maisuradze, chief of Georgia’s military operations in Iraq, told AFP.
"It will definitely not be today. We are discussing with the Americans the conditions of our departure which may take place tomorrow or the day after tomorrow," said Maisuradze in Baghdad.
The US military has agreed to help with the logistics of the Georgian redeployment, Maisuradze added." Agence France Presse"
I’ll be brief. I have written several posts here insisting that war is not generational and that 4th Generation Warfare as a theory of the development of warfare is an illusion if what is meant is that history has moved on past a time of utility for what the 4th Generation crowd would call "oldthink." In other words, the 4th Generation crowd think armored forces or other "heavy" forces are no longer useful.
It seems to me that what has happened in Georgia, South Ossetia and the Russian Federation belies that idea.
I have argued that war is always many headed in its methodology. In South Ossetia, terrorism, resistance warfare and political action have all occurred in whatever it is that Georgia and Russia are doing with each other.
When that did not produce a decisive result, Georgia employed its "conventional forces" in an effort to reintegrate South Ossetia, and Russian sent in forces from its 58th Army.
If I am not mistaken the pictures on television show that tanks, self-propelled guns, armored personnel carriers, fighter aircraft employed as fighter-bombers, conventional infantry and armored reconnaissance vehicles abound in what is happening in the south Caucasus.
What’s this, 5th Generation warfare? pl