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Author Glenn, Russell W

Title Urban battle command in the 21st century / Russell W. 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-114)
Notes Print version record
Subject United States. Army -- Communication systems.
United States. Army. Task Force Ranger -- History
SUBJECT United States. Army. fast (OCoLC)fst00533532
United States. Army. Task Force Ranger. fast (OCoLC)fst00742297
Subject Command and control systems -- United States.
Military doctrine -- United States
Mogadishu, Battle of, Mogadishu, Somalia, 1993.
Urban warfare.
Armed Forces -- Communication systems.
Command and control systems.
Military doctrine.
Urban warfare.
Somalia -- Mogadishu.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Kingston, Gina
United States. Army
Arroyo Center. Force Development and Technology Program.
Rand Corporation.
ISBN 0833037420
Other Titles Urban battle command in the twenty-first century
Urban battle command in the 21st century (Online)