Last week in Brussels, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee (MC), Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, announced the effort of the Alliance in facing Russian hybrid attacks.
The term “Hybrid warfare” refers to a military strategy which employs political warfare and blends conventional warfare, irregular warfare and
Peach said that the NATO alliance had set up the first NATO counter-hybrid team in Montenegro.
“The first NATO counter-hybrid team has been deployed to our ally state, Montenegro, with the aim of helping to strengthen Montenegro’s capacities and deterring hybrid challenges”, Peach said.
Several countries, especially Russia, continue their aggressive operations against foreign states, and cyber warfare is becoming the main concern for almost any government.
The official explained that since 2014 the
“NATO data shows a 4,6% increase in 2019. That is the fifth consecutive year of growth. By the end of this year, allies will have invested over $130 billion”, added Marshal Peach
United States Army General Mark Milley, the highest military officer and military adviser to the President, Minister of
“It would be their benefit. It would be detrimental to Europe and the US if NATO just collapsed and disintegrated.”
“This visit was the first such engagement in one of the allies, and it was an important experience for Montenegro. Montenegro wants to enhance its capacities and the focus of NATO’s team was on strengthening
On June 5, 2017 Montenegro officially joined NATO alliance despite the strong opposition from the Russian Government that threatened to retaliate.
Researchers at security firm FireEye who analyzed the attacks observed malware and exploits associated with the notorious Russia-linked APT group known as APT28 (aka Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, Strontium, Sofacy, Sednit, and Tsar Team).
Hackers targeted Montenegro with spear-phishing attacks, the malicious messages used
At the time, the