Accession Number : AD1038681

Title :   Hungarys Alternative to Counter Hybrid Warfare - Small States Weaponized Citizenry

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s) : Feher,Adrian

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Report Date : 09 Jun 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 160

Abstract : The dawn of the 21st century introduced a more complex and sophisticated threat than the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) has experienced since the Cold War. This hybrid threat is only partially military in nature; it applies to informational, economic, and diplomatic instruments to weaken nation-states and even NATO itself. Moreover, hybrid warfare targets the population and exploits its vulnerability against contradictory propaganda. Hungary has to align with NATO counter hybrid exertion; hence, it has to establish her own national resilience capability. Hungary has already expressed her commitment to augment reserve forces capability. Reserve forces intend to extend the capacity of the active segment and to strengthen relations between the defense sector and civil society. This thesis seeks to determine if there is more potential with the involvement of civilian population segments in the nation's defense. While the conventional type, volunteer reserve force can offer traditional defense capability and encompass only a segment of the population, non-traditional means can extend military capacity and the citizenry's involvement to foster resilience. The thesis examines those synergetic effects between military and information instruments of national power, which can extend the resilience capability, and hence generate further options for decision-makers.

Descriptors :   contingency operations (military) , international relations , culture (social sciences) , interagency coordination , unconventional warfare , nato , military operations , military exercises , international law , insurgency , HUNGARY , Guerrilla warfare , countermeasures , special operations forces , Civilian population , military forces (foreign)

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE