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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    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

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    Elizabeth M. Bartels

    Codirector, RAND Center for Gaming; Associate Policy Researcher
    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

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    Lisa Saum-Manning

    Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in political science, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in Spanish, Ohio State University