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
The Law of Armed Conflict and Urban Air Operations
Political Constraints on Urban Operations
The Dynamics of Asymmetrical Constraints and Adversary Exploitation
Technology and Future Constraints on Urban Air Operations
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