08 Jan 2019

Continued urban warfighting experiments and experience are transforming the future of city and subterranean combat

Experts have predicted that future warfare will be conducted largely within urban and even subterranean environments, and with little-to-no sustained urban warfare experience since Vietnam’s Battle of Hue City, the Marines entered the 2000s with mostly theoretical and training-driven ideas. The Urban Warrior program and then Project Metropolis, however, became

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12 Dec 2018

The Grim Future of Urban Warfare

In spite of technologies like surgical missile strikes that carry the potential of limiting civilian casualties compared with more indiscriminate bombings, this NextGov prediction on the nature of future warfare is a dark one. “War has changed and remained the same…war is always bad, but it’s going to become much

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30 Aug 2018

To prepare for urban warfare, soldiers train for chemical attack, mass disaster response in Detroit

“As the Army and top leaders look to a potential urban fight in dense, dangerous and confusing terrain, their National Guard counterparts are working the complexities of urban response right now. Recently, troops with the 46th Military Police Command of the Michigan National Guard began a three-year effort to respond

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13 Mar 2011

Understanding Consequences in Urban Operations

This paper addresses the concept of operational intelligence for homeland security and terrorism. It defines Intelligence Preparation for Operations (IPO), as a concept for addressing the intelligence needs entailed in responding to terrorism and operating in urban environments. As such, IPO includes consequence management intelligence, and is designed to facilitate

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