Accession Number:

ADA591803

Title:

Hybrid Warfare

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIV MACDILL AFB FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

155.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE