U.S. Armored Brigade Combat Team versus Current Hybrid Threat: How Should the U.S. ABCT Be Organized and Equipped to Address the Current Hybrid Threat [open pdf - 1MB]
"Recent conflicts and military operations in the world have shown that hybrid threat (HT) is increasingly common. U.S. combat forces can expect to encounter HTs throughout the entire range of military operations. In recent decades, the United States have prepared for and fought mainly in counterinsurgency (COIN) operations, defeating opponents who did not have the sophisticated capabilities that a current HT would employ. That is why objectively assessing the readiness of the U.S. Army's ABCT [armored brigade combat team] to wage war against a hybrid adversary is important. The problem is insufficient assessment of the U.S. Army's ABCT organization and equipment in order to answer the question of whether the U.S. Army can successfully counter the HT or whether the U.S. Army still needs to learn more, adapt, and change. The research plan used is a qualitative approach that included analysis of available documents and studying the separate but similar cases of Israel fighting Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006 and Ukraine fighting pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine."
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