The Fourth Dimension of Warfare

Title:                      The Fourth Dimension of Warfare

Author:                Michael Elliott-Bateman

Elliott-Bateman, Michael (1970), ed. The Fourth Dimension of Warfare. New York: Praeger

LCCN:    79118050

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  • “Lectures delivered … in the autumn of 1967.”

Date Posted:      February 3, 2017

See especially, “Intelligence, Subversion, Resistance.”

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

The book consists of a series of lectures at the University of Manchester in 1967 by practitioners and theoreticians in the special operations field. The evolution of political war is described where cultural, social, and economic factors—constituting the fourth dimension of warfare—bear heavily on victory or defeat. The aggressive use of intelligence and subversion is emphasized and explained.

[1] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 196

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