Most Americans might consider the events occurring in Ukraine—a distant conflict somewhere along the border between the Russian Federation and Western Europe—to be someone else’s problem. What that perspective fails to appreciate, however, is how these seemingly distant events set the stage for a new form of hybrid warfare that is already targeting Western citizens.
MAJ Devlin P. Winkelstein is an active duty Army officer and an International Relations instructor at the United States Military Academy. He commissioned as an infantry officer in 2006 from West Point and has served in a variety of assignments, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Devlin’s most recent operational position was as a Stryker Company Commander in the 2nd Infantry Division. He earned a Masters of Arts in Government from Georgetown University and is a PhD Candidate in Georgetown’s Department of Government. His research focuses on civil conflict and the economics of international security agreements.
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