The NATO supreme allied commander for transformation Gen. Denis Mercier said that the alliance is developing a new strategy to counter the hybrid war threat.
"Now we are facing scenarios where the threshold of the crisis is not clear, hybrid scenarios with non-state or covert actors. We are developing a new concept that we will propose to NATO, which will be to base our initial strategic assessments of these developing situations on non-classified information," Mercier noted.
Defense ministers from NATO member states hold regular discussions over such scenarios and develop action plans over coordination of the Alliance's forces in some specific situations. The alliance also gathers information from different sources, not only military intelligence data. These are online information, diplomats, think-tanks, academics, locals.