Urban Warfare

Urban warfare can take many forms, from guerrilla attacks to militia patrols to gang violence, but fighting in cities and towns — where civilians are at risk and combatants can hide more easily — is markedly different from combat in a more open or defined theater of operations. Determining how to assess enemies, mount a defense, and protect civilians is a focus of urban warfare research at RAND.

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    Operation Just Cause: Lessons for Operations Other Than War

    The study of past operations is helpful in defining U.S. Army roles and functions in military operations other than war (OOTW) and in assessing the range of missions and requirements the Army is likely to face in the future.

    Jan 1, 1996

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    The Urbanization of Insurgency: The Potential Challenge to U.S. Army Operations

    This report evaluates the effects of urbanization and population growth on the conduct of insurgency/counterinsurgency operations and assesses the U.S.'s ability to effectively support foreign nations' counterinsurgency activities.::

    Jan 1, 1994

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    Soldiers Versus Gunmen: The Challenge of Urban Guerrilla Warfare

    In the late 1960s, the world's revolutionaries moved from rural to urban guerrilla warfare. How have they fared in the first three years of the decade?

    Jan 1, 1974

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    A Book Review of New Tools for Urban Management, by R. S. Rosenbloom and J. R. Russell, for Science.

    A compendium of hard lessons learned by several urban model builders, analysts, and simulators in the course of (1) developing a subemployment model for Dayton, Ohio; (2) using operations research techniques to site firehouses in East Lansing, Michig...

    Jan 1, 1972

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    The Five Stages of Urban Guerrilla Warfare: Challenge of the 1970s

    Guerrilla strategy began in the country, but has moved to the city. To a degree, the urbanization of guerrilla warfare signals its failure in the countryside.

    Jan 1, 1971

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    Trends in Military Gaming

    Traditionally limited to war, gaming is now applied to business, urban, social, and other areas.

    Jan 1, 1969

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    Operations research on urban problems.

    A consideration of the value of operations research in different areas of social welfare. Some analysts feel that their systems should be widely used; others believe that various substantive constraints nullify their best efforts. The problem is to...

    Jan 1, 1966

  • People

    People

    Elizabeth M. Bartels

    Codirector, RAND Center for Gaming; Associate Policy Researcher; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in political science, MIT; B.A. in political science, University of Chicago

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    Stephen Dalzell

    Senior Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in political science, University of California Santa Barbara; M.A. in national security studies, California State University San Bernardino; B.A. in international management, Claremont McKenna College