Major General Henning-A. Frantzen (PhD) discusses current security challenges and deterrence in general, focusing on hybrid scenarios as a threat. He offers three key steps for achieving a deterrent effect.
- Deterrence and defence is back on NATO’s agenda, and so are hybrid threats and conflicts.
- Hybrid conflict has been seen as conflict short of war, but entails the potential for being used as an initial stage of war.
- A more seamless approach to deterrence is needed in order to meet both hybrid conflict and war.
- To achieve a deterrent effect, more effort should be put on developing potential response strategies.