This is an interesting post based on short article by Ralph Peters, Constant Conflict, Parameters, Summer 1997, pp. 4-14: US Army War College. Lt. Col. Peters has written a number of books and was a contributor at Fox News until recently when he was let go for calling President Obama "a total pussy" on air. His most recent books, a compilation of articles, is Lines of Fire: A Renegade Writes on Strategy, Intelligence, and Security. Stackpole Books, 2016.
Ralph Peters: the concept of constant conflict