Evolution of Hybrid Warfare and Key Challenges, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, March 22, 2017   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the March 22, 2017 hearing on "The Evolution of Hybrid Warfare and Key Challenges" before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of William M. Thornberry: "The committee meets today to examine the challenge posed by unconventional forms of warfare. A variety of terms are used to describe it: hybrid warfare, indirect warfare, the gray zone, and others. Americans are used to thinking of a binary state of either war or peace. That is the way our organizations, doctrine, and approaches are geared. Other countries, including Russia, China, and Iran, use a wider array of centrally controlled, or at least centrally directed, instruments of national power and influence to achieve their objectives. Whether it is contributing to foreign political parties, targeted assassinations of opponents, infiltrating non-uniformed personnel such as the little green men, traditional media and social media, influence operations, or cyber-connected activity, all of these tactics and more are used to advance their national interests and most often to damage American national interests." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Christopher S. Chivvis, Francis G. Hoffman, and Andrew Shearer.

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H.A.S.C. No. 115-22; House Armed Services Committee No. 115-22
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