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Urban environments pose enormous difficulties for those planning and conducting military operations within the boundaries of international law and self-imposed political constraints. To help the Air Force develop concepts of operation to conduct joint urban military operations effectively and at lower risk to U.S. forces, this report examines the legal and political context within which urban air operations would take place.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Figures

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgements

    Acknowledgments

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    The Law of Armed Conflict and Urban Air Operations

  • Chapter Three

    Political Constraints on Urban Operations

  • Chapter Four

    The Dynamics of Asymmetrical Constraints and Adversary Exploitation

  • Chapter Five

    Technology and Future Constraints on Urban Air Operations

  • Chapter Six

    Conclusion

  • Bibliography

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