Accession Number:

ADA361891

Title:

Protecting our Own: Fire Support in Urban Limited Warfare.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-03-02

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The use of fire support in the urban environment during the conduct of Military Operations Other Than War MOOTW and limited warfare is made more difficult by the divergent interests of force protection and the requirements to limit collateral damage and non-combatant casualties. The concept of the Three-Block War and the urban battlefield is examined, as is the applicability of the Laws of War. Two historical vignettes are discussed, involving fire support related incidents from the Israeli Operation Grapes of Wrath and the U.S. operations in Somalia. Future developments are discussed and conclusions are given.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE