Accession Number:

ADA592639

Title:

Planning Engineer Support for an Urban Attack

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER SCHOOL FORT LEONARD WOOD MO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This article was originally published in Engineer, July 1998, PB 5-98-3, U.S. Army Engineer Center and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. A revised version appeared in CALL Newsletter No. 99-16 Urban Combat Operations Chapter 6 Mobility and Survivability. Since this article was written, FM 90-13-1 has been superseded by FM 3- 34.2, Combined Arms Breaching Operations, and FM 90-10-1 has been superseded by FM 3-06.11, Combined Arms Operations in Urban Terrain. Today s soldiers must be prepared to fight on increasingly diverse terrain, including terrain containing man-made features found in urban areas. These elements are viewed as obstacles to maneuver. Military operations on urbanized terrain MOUT encompass all military actions planned and conducted on a terrain complex where man-made construction impacts on the tactical options available to a commander. This article provides considerations for engineer planners and leaders to employ when battalions and brigades attack built-up areas.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE