While there are to date many relevant articles and studies devoted to the description of Hybrid Warfare (HW), these studies could be considered as being just convergent building blocks towards a comprehensive and generally accepted definition. In fact, so far there is no agreed definition of Hybrid Warfare within NATO taxonomy. The Allied discussion on HW has favored a pragmatic approach towards the recent manifestations of HW, based on a comprehensive description and analysis of the phenomenon, followed by the development of a relevant strategy, instead of engaging in a scholastic, conceptual effort of adopting agreed definitions. Hybrid warfare is supported through comprehensive hybrid strategies based on a broad, complex, adaptive and often highly integrated combination of conventional and unconventional means, overt and covert activities. Hybrid strategies can be applied by both state and non-state actors, through different models of engagement. These activities are performed by military, paramilitary, irregular and civilian actors, whose goals are political, geopolitical and strategic.
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