"A Change of Paradigm" in Developing Land Forces Officers' Professional Skills in Accordance with Hybrid Warfare Task-Requirements
"A Change of Paradigm" in Developing Land Forces Officers' Professional Skills in Accordance with Hybrid Warfare Task-Requirements

Author(s): Alexandru Rizescu, Florian Ciocan
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Other, General Reference Works
Published by: Regional Department of Defense Resources Management Studies
Keywords: threat; competence; asymmetric war; hybrid war; paradigm; security strategy; task-requirement; professional

Summary/Abstract: In future conflicts, not only traditional or asymmetric actions will be used,but also a combination of the two in order to solve the disputes involving national and international actors, materialized today in different manifestation forms called hybrid war. The hybrid threats tell about the evolution of the contemporary and future threats,about the necessity of a national effort concerted towards providing an immediate effective response to these threats. From a different perspective, the diversity and the complexity of the issues raised by the hybrid threats prove that it is necessary to go beyond the technical or sequential nowadays answers. It results first that it is required to develop an appropriate security strategy which will make possible the efficient action against hybrid risks and threats, in an effective, operational and unitary manner.Therefore, the present article aims at sequentially highlighting the aspects supporting the need to correlate the coordinates of the national security strategy to the planning,conduct and quality assessment of the process of training officers from the “change of paradigm” perspective, in order to acquire the professional skills conforming to the task-requirements specific to the hybrid war. Nothing more natural, more necessary and at the same time more current in this perspective than modernizing the military continuous education system in accordance with the strategic norm of competence.

  • Issue Year: 7/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 119-128
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English