The Urban Anatomy: The Fundamentals of a City.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES
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Recent changes have made urban operations a greater probability in future contingencies. For years, the common approach to military operations in urban terrain MOUT has been to avoid it as much as possible. With that approach, our doctrine and training emphasis has been away from MOUT. Although we have survived with this strategy in the past, it is quickly becoming an obsolete and dangerous approach. The doctrinal approach to MOUT has been to treat the urban environment as different terrain on which to apply conventional tactics. This view is espoused in the Field Manual 90-10, Military Operations in Urban Terrain, written in 1979. Many changes have occurred since 1979. Field Manual 90-10 also needs to change.
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