Accession Number : ADA591803


Title :   Hybrid Warfare


Corporate Author : JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIV MACDILL AFB FL


Personal Author(s) : McCulloh, Timothy ; Johnson, Richard


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a591803.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 155


Abstract : This monograph will attempt to answer the question of why hybrid actors, or hybrid threats, function in the specific manner that they do. In doing so, it proposes a theory of hybrid warfare which will set forth a series of principles observable in historical trends that provide a unifying logic to hybrid behavior. As this monograph outlines a theory of hybrid warfare, it explores the contemporary relevance of hybrid military organizations, the existing body of literature referring to hybrid threats, and historical examples of hybrid threats as they exemplify the proposed theoretical principles. This monograph will then conclude with a discussion of the proposed theory and the potential applications of a theory of hybrid warfare within the U.S. military.


Descriptors :   *CONVENTIONAL WARFARE , *HYBRID SYSTEMS , *MILITARY ART , *UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE , *WARFARE , BEHAVIOR , IRAQI WAR , ISRAEL , MILITARY DOCTRINE , MILITARY HISTORY , MILITARY OPERATIONS , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , SECOND WORLD WAR , SECURITY , THEORY , THREATS , VIETNAM WAR


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE