Small Wars Journal

hybrid threats

Preparing for the Future: Insurgents Get a Vote SWJED Tue, 01/22/2019 - 9:18am
As the U.S. Army looks forward to the next conflict, it must not lose sight of the current strategic challenges. Future adversaries will likely also adopt insurgent tactics, if not entire insurgent groups, in concert with their own modernizing forces in any conflict with the U.S.. Therefore, we must regrow the large-scale combat operations knowledge base in concert with, rather than at the expense, of COIN.
Counter-Hybrid Warfare: Winning in the Gray Zone SWJED Sun, 12/02/2018 - 3:21am
The United States is actively involved in two hybrid conflicts (ISIS in Syria and Iraq) and is supporting the Ukraine against hybrid threats from Russia. That said, America lacks a formal doctrine for dealing with such conflicts or even an agreed-on doctrinal definition of what they are.
Considerations for Planning Humanitarian Operations in Hybrid Warfare SWJED Sun, 05/28/2017 - 8:35am

The US must be capable of operating within an irregular war against hybrid forces, including in support of large-scale humanitarian operations to relieve suffering and prevent more refugee crises.