The next war?

NY Times:

Wars of the Future? Picture Big Armies and Many Fronts

After 15 years of fighting terrorists, American troops are training for hybrid wars: large conventional battles combined with insurgencies and cyberthreats.
Cyber threats are already part of the new cold war between the US and adversaries like Russia, China North Korea and Iran.  There is also element of intimidation against surveillance actives in the air and on the seas.  The Russians are already waging a hybrid war with Ukraine in which the US has a very limited engagement.
Some of this is happening because the Obama administration is seen as soft and unlikely to respond.  It has cut the defense budget to the point where it would be difficult for the US to respond in any large way to the threats.  The effect is to push back US influence is some regions and expand the influence of adversaries.

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