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OPFOR SMARTbook 2 – Hybrid Threat

OPFOR SMARTbook 2 – Hybrid Threat
ISBN-13 :978-1-935886-56-3
Release Note :Projected 2016
Cover Type:Gloss U.V. Coating
Binding Type:Perfect Bind
Print Inside Pages:Black and White
Trim Size:5.5'' x 8.5''
Total Pages:0
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CTS1: The Counterterrorism, WMD & Hybrid Threat SMARTbook (Plastic-Comb)

Terrorist, Non-State, Insurgent & Guerrilla Forces

The purpose of this SMARTbook is to describe hybrid threats and summarize the manner in which such future threats may operationally organize to fight U.S. forces. It also outlines the strategy, operations, tactics, and organization of the Hybrid Threat that represents a composite of actual threat forces as an opposing force (OPFOR) for training exercises.

A hybrid threat is the diverse and dynamic combination of regular forces, irregular forces, and/or criminal elements all unified to achieve mutually benefiting effects. The introduction and the first several chapters of this book will focus on the nature of hybrid threats that U.S. forces can expect to face in various operational environments. However, the remainder of this book will focus on the representation of such hybrid threats in training exercises.

The emergence of hybrid threats heralds a dangerous development in the capabilities of what was labeled a “guerrilla” or “irregular” force in past conflicts. Hybrid threats can combine state-based, conventional military forces—sophisticated weapons, command and control, and combined arms tactics—with attributes usually associated with insurgent and criminal organizations. Hybrid threats are characterized by the combination of regular and irregular forces. Regular forces are governed by international law, military tradition, and custom. Irregular forces are unregulated and as a result act with no restrictions on violence or targets for violence. The ability to combine and transition between regular and irregular forces and operations to capitalize on perceived vulnerabilities makes hybrid threats particularly effective. To be a hybrid, these forces cooperate in the context of pursuing their own internal objectives.

This SMARTbook is currently in development, projected for release in 2016. The Lightning Press will offer three specific Opposing Forces (OPFOR) SMARTbooks along with a Counterterrorism & Combating WMD SMARTbook, plus already offers more than a dozen related and supporting “military reference” and “national power” titles! (See “related titles” below.)

CTS1: The Counterterrorism, WMD & Hybrid Threat SMARTbook

HDS1: The Homeland Defense & DSCA SMARTbook

SUTS2: The Small Unit Tactics SMARTbook, 2nd Ed. (w/Change 1)

TAA2: The Military Engagement, Security Cooperation & Stability SMARTbook, 2nd Ed. (w/Change 1)

AODS6: The Army Operations & Doctrine SMARTbook, 6th Ed.