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What does 4GW stand for?

4GW stands for Fourth Generation Warfare

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  • Information technology (IT) and computers
  • Military and Government

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A casual Google search for the terms fourth generation warfare and asymmetric warfare generates 126,000 and 656,000 hits, respectively (and that is without using quotation marks to limit the search).
Hammes," in Terriff, Karp, and Karp, 85; Michael Evans, "Elegant Irrelevance Revisited: A Critique of Fourth Generation Warfare," in Terriff, Karp, and Karp, 68-69, 71-72.
There are whole lot of new equipments, which is being thought of for Para Special Forces modernisation, especially in view of the fact that asymmetric warfare, and fourth generation warfare is a matter of concern and from that perspective we are trying to modernize entire Para Forces," said the Army Chief during the paratroopers reunion hosted by the Parachute Brigade here on Tuesday.
Colonel Hammes' focus here is upon '4GW': fourth generation warfare which is low-tech and surprisingly effective against high-tech enemies.