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THE EVOLUTION OF WARFARE FROM CLASSIC TO HYBRID ACTIONS
THE EVOLUTION OF WARFARE FROM CLASSIC TO HYBRID ACTIONS

Author(s): Cristian Băhnăreanu
Subject(s): Military history, Security and defense, Military policy, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Carol I National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: generation of warfare; Revolution in Military Affairs; doctrine; hybrid threat; hybrid war;

Summary/Abstract: In the classic sense, war meant a number of military campaigns in which at least two parties consisting of large masses of people and fighting equipment were in opposition on issues of sovereignty, territory, resources and power and clashed directly in order to impose will or a certain behavior by force. After the Peace of Westphalia, warfare has passed through several stages of evolution and now we witnesses 4th generation and even 5th generation warfare. The Revolution in Military Affairs has generated new forms of combat, new weapon systems and equipment, new military techniques and technologies and requires a permanent revaluation of military doctrines and operational concepts. Although war tended towards a non-violent confrontation, characterized by high-tech and information, between two or more entities in order to meet economic interests, the emergence of hybrid war put back on the agenda the territorial defense and classic action combined with unconventional means and techniques which have a strong psychological impact on the public opinion.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 57-66
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English