Are the US military services in sync for net-enabled warfare?
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Jun 01, 2012
It might seem as if the Army's strategy for tackling hybrid threats and the Air Force and Navy doctrine for AirSea Battle go off in different directions at a time when strategic synthesis is sorely needed in light of shrinking defense funding, but on further reflection they make a good deal of sense and fit together logically, military experts informed Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. at AOL Defense blog.
Simply put, hybrid threats refers to a tight mix of guerrilla tactics and high-tech weapons that pose a way to address assymetrical warfare on land, while AirSea Battle serves as a way to coordinate the large weapons platforms used by the Air Force and Navy in a high-tech war with regional powers such as China or Iran, the story said.
"AirSea Battle is basically the outer half of the problem: How do you get into a region," (ret.) Marine Frank Hoffman, told the media outlet. "The inner half [is] once you get inside a region, how can you operate" in the face of hybrid threats.