RAND Arroyo Center Research Brief: Improving Communications in Urban Warfare
RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA
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Of the missions that U.S. military forces must conduct, urban operations are perhaps the most difficult. Compounding their difficulties at the lowest tactical levels, or for infantrymen moving through back alleys and buildings, is the interference caused by buildings and structures that impedes electronic communication. The growing reliance of the U.S. military on information superiority underscores the need to address problems of military communication in urban areas. To speed and ensure better communications, military planners can seek to increase the supply of improved communications technologies or to decrease the demand for them through changes in tactics, techniques, or procedures. Recent RAND research suggests military planners should address both the supply and demand for communications in urban operations.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Radio Communications