Corralling the Trojan Horse

A Proposal for Improving U.S. Urban Operations Preparedness in the Period 2000-2025

by Russell W. Glenn, Randall Steeb, John Matsumura

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This study presents an alternative to continued reliance on close combat urban operations paradigms that require a commitment of large numbers of soldiers to urban actions. It has six mutually reinforcing, largely simultaneous components: intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance enhancements; denial of access; nodal operations; noncombatant control; selective dominance; and post-conflict sustainment.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • Glossary

  • Chapter One

    Introduction and Background

  • Chapter Two

    The Road Forward

  • Chapter Three

    Steps on a Path Toward Strategic Success

  • Chapter Four

    Conclusion: Potholes and Better Construction

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