Hybrid warfare, Hybrid war Гібридна війна (ua)
1) the synchronized use of multiple instruments of power tailored to specific vulnerabilities across the full spectrum of societal functions to achieve synergistic effects. The Analytical Framework for understanding hybrid warfare is composed of three interlocking parts:
– defender’s critical functions and vulnerabilities;
– attacker’s synchronized use of multiple means and exploitation of horizontal escalation; and
– linear and non-linear effects of an hybrid warfare attack.
2) the non-military aspects of what had previously been presumed to be achieved through a military campaign.
3) the kind of blended military-political-intelligence-economic operations Russia has launched in Ukraine
4) the strategic application of the use of (ambiguous) force to gain territory or attain another strategic goal
deliberate powerplay aimed at communicating a message whilst utilizing enough ambiguity of action to avoid retaliation or escalation.
it is representing the foggiest form of war given the deliberate obfuscations that occur in hiding the identity of the perpetrator state.
5) using multiple instruments of power and influence, with an emphasis on nonmilitary tools, to pursue its national interests outside its borders.
6) a situation in which a country resorts to overt use of armed forces against another country or a non-state actor, in addition to a mix of other means (i.e. economic, political, and diplomatic). By contrast of Hybrid threat, Hybrid conflict
7) Russian interpretation (Gibridnaya voina): “the western approach to destabilising regimes through subversion that may lead to violent intervention”.