Accession Number:

ADA517425

Title:

MOUT: Military Operations in Urban Terrain (Air Land Sea Bulletin, Issue No. 2008-1, January 2008)

Descriptive Note:

Journal

Corporate Author:

AIR LAND AND SEA APPLICATION CENTER (ALSA) LANGLEY AFB VA

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

This issue of the Air Land Sea Bulletin ALSB focuses on military operations in urban terrain MOUT. The first article describes the Joint Effects Training JET model employed at the National Training Center NTC, Fort Irwin, California, to better prepare Brigade Combat Teams BCTs for deployment. The next article, The Armor Effect The Surprising Utility of Armored Forces in Urban and Irregular Warfare, is a reminder of the historical importance of armor in urban operations. In the third article, Armed Overwatch Key to Successful COIN Operations in Urban Terrain, the author introduces the term armed overwatch, comparing it to the Armys concept of overwatch as it was practiced by General William DePuys ground forces in World War II. The term describes the employment of airpower in close quarters for urban operations. The fourth article, Benefits and Challenges of Integrated Live Fire in MOUT Training -- Joint Multinational Readiness Center JMRC, highlights the benefits and challenges of integrating aircraft and indirect live fires with MOUT training. In the fifth article, New MOUT Tactics Mirror-based Sighting Devices for Small Arms, the author adds to the military services deployment certification with academics on new mirror-based sighting devices for small arms and the tactics needed to employ them. In the final article, Battlefield Innovation and Brave Leadership Retaining Control of the Night, the author reminds us that battlefield innovation requires courageous leadership. He presents an idea to help increase the military services combat effectiveness in MOUT, or any operation.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE