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Author Glenn, Russell W.

Title Urban battle command in the twenty-first century / Russell Glenn, Gina Kingston
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2005


Description 1 online resource (xxi, 114 pages)
Contents Setting the stage: the urban battle command environment -- A call for moving urban command and control doctrine into the 21st century -- Challenges and recommendations -- Conclusion
Summary Urban areas are notorious for complicating operational planning, command, control, and the communications that facilitate the three. Frequent interruptions of line of sight due to the prolificacy of man-made structures interfere with radio and global positioning system signals. They often combine with extreme noise, dust, smoke, and light conditions to impede leader control at all echelons. The density of noncombatants and their potentially crucial influence on friendly force success further demand effective employment and synchronization of psychological operations, civil affairs, public affairs, and other resources. Savvy use of existent systems, employing decentralized control procedures, and innovation all have their place in overcoming these inherent limitations in the service of achieving objectives across the spectrum of conflict
Notes "Prepared for the United States Army."
"RAND Arroyo Center."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-114)
Notes "MG-181-A"--Page 4 of cover
Print version record
Subject United States. Army. Task Force Ranger -- History
United States. Army
SUBJECT United States. Army fast
United States. Army. Task Force Ranger fast
Subject Urban warfare.
Command and control systems -- United States.
Military doctrine -- United States
Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993.
HISTORY -- Military -- Biological & Chemical Warfare.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Command and control systems
Military doctrine
Urban warfare
SUBJECT Mogadishu (Somalia) -- History, Military -- 20th century
Subject Somalia -- Mogadishu
United States
Genre/Form History
Military history
Form Electronic book
Author Kingston, Gina.
Arroyo Center.
LC no. 2004030161
ISBN 9780833040541