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Manöverkrigföring - nyckeln till framgång?: en studie om bekämpning av hybrida aktörer
Swedish Defence University.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The war in Ukraine set focus on hybrid warfare which is often described as a new era in warfighting. Most countries in the western world train their armies to fight against a regular or an irregular opponent. One of the warfighting concepts that has been adopted by armies around the world is maneuver warfare. The concept of hybrid warfare leads some researchers to argue that maneuver warfare as a concept is a part of the past and that new theories should replace this concept. However, previous research about how to counter such an op-ponent is limited. This case study therefore strives to find examples of historical cases where maneuver war-fare has been conducted against a hybrid opponent. By doing this the study therefore contributes to military science by filling a knowledge gap that exists in how we understand warfare against a hybrid opponent. The conclusion of the study is that maneuver warfare was conducted on both an operational level as well as on a tactical level against Hamas during Operation Cast Lead but not against Hezbollah during the second Lebanon war. These cases demonstrate that maneuver warfare as a concept is also relevant against a hybrid opponent.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Israel, Hezbollah, Hamas, Lebanon, Gaza, Manuever warfare, Hybrid warfare.
Keyword [sv]
Israel, Hezbollah, Hamas, Manöverkrigföring, hybridkrigföring, Libanon, Gaza
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Other Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6618OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-6618DiVA: diva2:1076245
Subject / course
War Studies, Thesis
Educational program
Officersprogrammet (OP)
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2017-02-22 Created: 2017-02-22 Last updated: 2017-02-22Bibliographically approved

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