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The U.S. Armored Brigade Combat Team Versus Current Hybrid Threat: How Should the U.S. ABCT be Organized and Equipped to Address the Current Hybrid Threat

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Technical Report,08 Aug 2016,09 Jun 2017

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US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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Recent conflicts and military operations in the world have shown that hybrid threat HT is increasingly common. U.S. combat forces can expect to encounter HTs throughout the entire range of military operations. In recent decades, the United States have prepared for and fought mainly in counterinsurgency COIN operations, defeating opponents who did not have the sophisticated capabilities that a current HT would employ. That is why objectively assessing the readiness of the U.S. Armys ABCT to wage war against a hybrid adversary is important. The problem is insufficient assessment of the U.S. Armys ABCT organization and equipment in order to answer the question of whether the U.S. Army can successfully counter the HT or whether the U.S. Army still needs to learn more, adapt, and change. The research plan used is a qualitative approach that included analysis of available documents and studying the separate but similar cases of Israel fighting Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006 and Ukraine fighting pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine.

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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