A Study of Simulation Effectiveness in Modeling Heavy Combined Arms Combat in Urban Environments
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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During the Cold War, combined arms heavy force tactics dictated that forces should avoid urban areas when possible. However, since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, heavy forces have fought in every urban area in Iraq. The United States Army has clearly rediscovered combined arms heavy force tactics, but there currently exists no validated and effective live, virtual, or constructive training simulation to adequately prepare U.S. Army forces to deal with insurgents in urban terrain. This study examined selected simulations currently in use for training and analysis, compared them against urban warfare requirements derived from key historical battles, and recommended requirements for future simulations that will better prepare the nations soldiers for the urban battlefield of today and tomorrow.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics