De-Constructing Hybrid Warfare

Posted: June 27, 2015 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

The Tactical Hermit

Hybrid war- does it even exist? (Original Article inNATO Review)

The recent Russian intervention in Ukraine has generated much debate about the use and effectiveness of hybrid warfare, a type of warfare widely understood to blend conventional/unconventional, regular/irregular, and information and cyber warfare.

An analyst looks at code in the malware lab of a cyber security defense lab. © REUTERS

In the last decade, some of the most important military forces and coalitions in the world, including the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), have attempted to address and counter so-called hybrid threats. Rather than develop strategies based on ‘hybrid’ challenges (an elusive and catch-all term), I believe decision-makers should stay away from it and consider warfare for what it has always been: a complex set of interconnected threats and forceful means waged to further political motives.

The term ‘hybrid warfare’ appeared at least as early as 2005 and…

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