Implications of Covid-19 for defence planning

30 Mar 2020

In a short analytical piece for the Atlantic Council of the United States, Christopher Skaluba and Ian Brzezinski provide an early analysis on the potential impact of the corona pandemics on force readiness, the debate on the defence spending by the majority of European allies in NATO, command and control arrangements, industry ond supply chains, and the specific capabilities allied forces can and do contribute to support civilian efforst to fight the pandemics. 

The authors focus on Russian and Chinese use of hybrid warfare, particularly the weaponization of disinformation, as an effective means to attack democratic governments


It is necesary to analyse the impact of the pandemics on force readiness and future defence planning opitions.

We need to understand better the ways in which adversaries exploit pandemics and develop resilience against such approaches.