The rulers of this world keep inventing new fancy words and concepts to further confuse the people and to hide their intention to manipulate, abuse and silence us. Fuzzying up and corrupting the vocabulary is one part of the social engineering used to control us. Well, here's another one; hybrid war. It's a term combining several techniques from manipulation, intelligence operation, social networks, information technology to conventional warfare. In principle, those things are nothing new.
Excerpt from NATO Review Magazine
"In the last decade, some of the most important military forces and coalitions in the world, including the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), have attempted to address and counter so-called hybrid threats. Rather than develop strategies based on ‘hybrid’ challenges (an elusive and catch-all term), I believe decision-makers should stay away from it and consider warfare for what it has always been: a complex set of interconnected threats and forceful means waged to further political motives."
"In practice, any threat can be hybrid as long as it is not limited to a single form and dimension of warfare. When any threat or use of force is defined as hybrid, the term loses its value and causes confusion instead of clarifying the “reality” of modern warfare."