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Author Glenn, Russell W.
Title Urban battle command in the twenty-first century / Russell Glenn, Gina Kingston.
Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2005.

Author Glenn, Russell W.
Subject United States. Army. Task Force Ranger -- History.
United States. Army.
Urban warfare.
Command and control systems -- United States.
Military doctrine -- United States.
Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993.
Mogadishu (Somalia) -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Alt Name Kingston, Gina.
Arroyo Center.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 114 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Note "Prepared for the United States Army."
"RAND Arroyo Center."
"MG-181-A"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-114).
Contents Setting the stage: the urban battle command environment -- A call for moving urban command and control doctrine into the 21st century -- Challenges and recommendations -- Conclusion.
Summary Urban areas are notorious for complicating operational planning, command, control, and the communications that facilitate the three. Frequent interruptions of line of sight due to the prolificacy of man-made structures interfere with radio and global positioning system signals. They often combine with extreme noise, dust, smoke, and light conditions to impede leader control at all echelons. The density of noncombatants and their potentially crucial influence on friendly force success further demand effective employment and synchronization of psychological operations, civil affairs, public affairs, and other resources. Savvy use of existent systems, employing decentralized control procedures, and innovation all have their place in overcoming these inherent limitations in the service of achieving objectives across the spectrum of conflict.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780833040541 (electronic bk.)
0833040545 (electronic bk.)
9780833037428 (pbk.)
0833037420 (pbk.)
OCLC # 154305329
Additional Format Print version: Glenn, Russell W. Urban battle command in the twenty-first century. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2005 0833037420 9780833037428 (DLC) 2004030161 (OCoLC)57319615

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