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NATO should 'take to the field’ in countering hybrid operations

1st July 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Amid a return to Great Power competition between NATO, Russia and an emergent China, a former Supreme Allied Commander Europe has called for the alliance to counter operations being conducted below the threshold of full-scale war but which nevertheless represented a clear threat to its institutional integrity.

Retired former USAF Gen Philip Breedlove (pictured above in 2013) said in a 25 June briefing to select media representatives that NATO had ‘to take the field’ in a conflict he described as ‘war below the line'.

Also known as hybrid warfare, this type of conflict sees the use of cyber, information warfare

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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