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US Providing Ukraine 'Most Effective' Hybrid, Conventional Warfare Training

Sputnik News

19:49 22.03.2016

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter explained that the United States is providing to Ukraine training "both against what you might call symmetrical, or traditional kinds of combat operations, and also helping them with this unique brand... of hybrid warfare."

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States is concluding its most effective round of training to Ukrainian armed forces in hybrid and conventional warfare, top Department of Defense leaders told the US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.

"We recently received an update [that] assessed that it is some of the best, most effective training we have provided to the Ukrainians…from a US perspective," Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford said of the latest round of US training to Ukrainian defense forces.

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter explained that the United States is providing training "both against what you might call symmetrical, or traditional kinds of combat operations, and also helping them with this unique brand… of hybrid warfare."

Dunford further explained that the symmetric and unconventional warfare training provided to Ukraine "is informed by Russian behavior over the last few years."

The training integrates techniques to counter unconventional or hybrid warfare, as well as information operations and cyber capabilities, Dunford added.

Sputnik



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