Hybrid Warfare

D'Agostino, Davi M.
September 2010
GAO Reports;9/10/2010, p1
Government Document
The article discusses the potential of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to define hybrid warfare and its difference from other types of warfare by analyzing DOD doctrine, guidance and policy. It examines the extent t which DOD considers the implications of hybrid warfare in its strategic planning documents. The use of the term hybrid by the military services and Joint Forces Command in some of their strategic planning documents to addresses current and future threats is cited.


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