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Australia must heed the lessons of ‘hybrid warfare’ to avoid falling behind on the battlefield

The Conversation

The future battlefield will look very different. Josh Smith/Reuters, CC BY-NCThe Australian Army’s top brass are assembled in Adelaide for the Land Forces 2016 conference. Cutting-edge military equipment, including autonomous vehicles associated with “hybrid warfare”, will be on display.

But what is hybrid warfare? Is it just another trendy term for an age-old phenomenon?

Pundits differ on answers. But, broadly speaking, it involves a fresh take on conventional warfighting, special operations (or irregular warfare) and advanced technology to hack, deceive or disable the adversary’s military capabilities.

Deceptive strategies

Hybrid warfare’s rise to fame follows recent developments by Russia and China. In Crimea and Ukraine, …read more

Source: The Conversation

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