doi:10.3849/1802-7199

“THE WHOLE IS GREATER THAN THE SUM OF THE PARTS”

Towards Developing a Multidimensional Concept of Armed Forces’ Resilience Towards Hybrid Interference

Vendula DIVIŠOVÁ, Libor FRANK, Jan HANZELKA, Antonín NOVOTNÝ, Jan BŘEŇ

In this paper, we contribute to the recent debate on resilience by exploring a specific issue of the armed forces’ resilience towards hybrid interference. While hard (or technical) resilience of some hybrid campaign elements such as cyber-attacks has been addressed in the literature, the soft dimension of resilience is seriously underdeveloped. For that purpose, we elaborate on the concept of soft resilience and describe its psychological, institutional, social, and national dimensions. This theoretical discussion enabled us to develop an understanding of resilience in the military as the capacity of the military to fulfil its core mission enabled by physical and moral components of the fighting power and to continually transform and adapt in face of external hostile influence targeting perception and decision-making of the armed forces members and leadership.

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Acknowledgments

This research is part of the project “Armed and Security Forces Resilience Towards Hybrid Threats” (VJ01010122) supported by the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic as part of the programme “Strategic Support of the Security Research Development in the Czech Republic 2019-2025 (IMPAKT 1)”.

Keywords

Resilience; Hybrid Interference; Hybrid Warfare; Armed Forces.


Title in English:

“THE WHOLE IS GREATER THAN THE SUM OF THE PARTS”
Towards Developing a Multidimensional Concept of Armed Forces’ Resilience Towards Hybrid Interference

Title in Czech:

„CELEK JE VĚTŠÍ NEŽ SOUČET JEHO ČÁSTÍ“
Konceptualizace odolnosti ozbrojených sil vůči hybridnímu působení

Type:

Article

Author(s):

Vendula DIVIŠOVÁ, Libor FRANK, Jan HANZELKA, Antonín NOVOTNÝ, Jan BŘEŇ

Language:

English

Abstract:

English/Czech

Journal:

Obrana a strategie

Publisher:

University of Defence

ISSN:

ISSN 1214-6463 (print) and ISSN 1802-7199 (online)

DOI:

10.3849/1802-7199.21.2021.02.003-020

Issue:

Volume 21, Number 2 (December 2021)

Pages:

003-020

Received:

08.10.2021

Accepted:

15.10.2021

Published online:

16.12.2021

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