Urban warfare : lessons and implications from recent conflicts.
Tan, Choon Meng.
Date of Issue2006
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Demographic and political-military trends indicate that urban warfare is likely to be more prevalent in the future. In the difficult and complex urban operating environment, modern conventional militaries will find themselves grappling with the seemingly irreconcilable goals of force protection, population protection and the attainment of operational and strategic objectives. This paper looks at recent major urban combat in Grozny, Jenin and Fallujah to examine how the urban warfare problematic was tackled, by different militaries with differing levels of training and dissimilar doctrines, mindsets and equipment.
Nanyang Technological University