Accession Number:

ADA499823

Title:

Are We Prepared for Hybrid Warfare?

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-02-19

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A growing number of anti-American threats exist in irregular form within unexpected, underdeveloped crevices throughout the world rather than as conventional peer competitors. This pliable enemy not only eludes conventional fights, but blends a profusion of conventional and asymmetric warfighting capabilities in a dynamic, population dense battlespace. Despite indications and warnings of these ecdysial changes, our nations military planners have historically provided technology-based solutions that minimize manpower, streamline logistics, and maximize firepower, rather than try to understand and exploit this evolving foe. Successfully combating these irregular, or hybrid, enemies requires the United States Marine Corps USMC to shift from its current conventional warfare mindset to a nontraditional approach when manning, educating, and training the force.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE