Accession Number:

AD0758841

Title:

Notes on Urban Warfare

Descriptive Note:

Special publication no. 6

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ACTIVITYABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

VER, THEY DID NOT TOUCH UPON -- COMBAT WHERE LIFE IS CENTERED. Run through the list of writers and their works -- Frederick, de Saxe, Clausewitz, Jomini, Kuropatkin, Bernhardi, Henderson, Foch, Fuller, Hart, et al. Not one has anything to say about military operations within or against the city. Either the subject was too sticky, too little understood, or it was dismissed as unimportant. Thus there is no foundation from which to build. Yet city fighting is not a phenomenon peculiar to our time though an Army that twice had to attack Seoul and once defend it, and later had to defend Saigon numerous times must be aware that it is reality and that its nature and methodology require study. The report is only a start toward that end and its one object is not to define but to stimulate thought.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE