What is Hybrid Warfare? A World BEYOND War Discussion

Manisha Rios and Camilo Mejia in World Beyond War webinar
March 26, 2020

War is more than bombs and bullets. On March 25, 2020, World BEYOND War and About Face: Veterans Against the War hosted a discussion of “hybrid warfare” – a mix of disinformation, sanctions, and unconventional tactics.

During this intensive discussion, we defined what “hybrid warfare” means, and discussed case studies of hybrid warfare in Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and elsewhere. This webinar was co-hosted by World BEYOND War in partnership with Jovanni Reyes, member coordinator of About Face: Veterans Against the War.

Featured Guests:

  • Monisha Rios: Monisha is a Gulf War Era Army Veteran and a Doctoral Candidate on Liberation Psychology. Her research focuses on the militarization of psychology in the United States. Her work is geared towards building a grassroots movement to conduct a peoples’ inquiry into the U.S.’s use of psychological warfare against the peoples of the world, including its own citizens, and to amplify the voices of those who are most impacted by U.S. wars, centering the voices of indigenous communities.
  • Camilo Mejia: In 2003 Camilo became a war resister and conscientious objector when he refused to return to duty in the Iraq war. He was court martialed, imprisoned for nine months, and subsequently recognized as a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. He has been closely following U.S. regime change events all over the world, including in his native Nicaragua.

The hour-long discussion, including questions from attendees, can be viewed in full here:

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