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Accession Number ADA583872
Title United States Army and Large Cities Prior to the Global War on Terror.
Publication Date May 2013
Media Count 73p
Personal Author S. T. Fuller
Abstract The United States Army has relied on a variety of doctrinal manuals for urban operations over the past 70 years. During this period, it conducted operations in Manila, Berlin, Tokyo, Seoul, Saigon, and Panama City, among other cities. While U.S. Army keystone doctrine has changed many times over the years to reflect new strategic contexts, urban doctrine has remained relatively static. In fact, U.S. Army urban doctrine has never effectively addressed the unique requirements and characteristics of operations in large cities (those with a population over 750,000). An analysis of the history of U.S. Army operations in large cities, considered in relation to relevant doctrine and theory, illustrates the longstanding flaws in the U.S. Army's doctrine and mission execution for urban areas. In addition, the Army's inability to integrate lessons learned from previous urban operations has been a significant obstacle to the improvement of U.S. Army doctrine for these operations. This analysis describes these challenges in detail, and provides recommendations for updating U.S. Army doctrine to address the special properties of urban environments, particularly large cities.
Keywords Airlift operations
Army doctrine
Army operations
Built-up areas
Field manual 31-50
Field manual 90-10
Just cause operation
Korean war
Large cities
Metropolitan areas
Military doctrine
Military history
Operational effectiveness
Operations other than war
Panama city(Panama)
Pre-9/11 era
Saigon(South vietnam)
Second world war
South korea
South korea(Seoul)
South vietnam
Urban areas
Urban doctrine
Urban environments
Urban operations
Urban warfare
Vietnam war
West germany

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
74 - Military Sciences
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Army Command and General Staff Coll., Fort Leavenworth, KS. School of Advanced Military Studies.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Monograph.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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