Joint Urban Operations Joint Integrating Concept
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC
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This concept provides an operational-level description of how a joint force might conduct urban operations circa 2015-2027. Joint urban operations are all joint operations planned and conducted across the range of military operations on, or against objectives within, a topographical complex and its adjacent natural terrain where manmade construction or the density of noncombatants are the dominant features. This concept focuses on combat situations, in particular counterinsurgency and major combat operations against primarily irregular enemies embedded within urban areas. This concept focuses on the operations of the joint force and its components, although always with the recognition that the joint force may be operating in conjunction with other military, governmental, and nongovernmental partners. This paper has three main objectives 1 To stimulate and shape professional discussion on the challenges of future joint urban operations and on possible operational methods and capabilities for dealing with those challenges. 2 To provide a common intellectual framework for all developmental efforts with respect to joint capabilities for urban operations, including performing a capability-based assessment, conducting experimentation into future urban operational methods and capabilities, identifying required capabilities and institutional changes, and making programmatic, budgetary, organizational, and other force planning decisions. 3 To inform operational decision making in current and future joint urban operations.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics