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War in the Streets By Michael Dewar

War in the Streets
by Michael Dewar

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Urban combat is becoming increasingly relevant in modern warfare, with vast sums being invested by NATO armies in building relevant training facilities. In any future war it would be difficult not to fight in urban areas, and this book discusses contemporary theory and practice.
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War in the Streets by Michael Dewar

The British Army calls it "fighting in built-up areas", or "FIBUA"; the US Army calls it "military operations on urban terrain", or "MOUT". It has other names, too, such as "conventional warfare in an urban environment", and most straightforwardly of all it is sometimes called "street fighting". Whatever the terminology, urban combat is becoming increasingly relevant in modern warfare, with vast sums being invested by NATO armies in building relevant training facilities. The British Army alone has one major facility in West Berlin, a second more recently completed on Salisbury Plain and a third planned at Sennelager in Germany. The urbanization of Western Europe is now such that in any future war it would be difficult not to fight in urban areas, and urban combat has consequently become a technique of major military significance. This book discusses its contemporary theory and practice.

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Table of Contents


Nature and characteristics of urban combat; urban combat in World War II, 1940-43; urban combat in World War II, 1944-45; urban combat since 1945; urban combat in the Gulf War; contemporary urban combat - offensive operations, defensive operations; the employment of artillery in the urban battle; the employment of armour in the urban battle; techniques and tactics of urban counter-terrorism and riot control; weapons and equipment of urban combat; Northern Ireland - a case history; trends and future developments.

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GOR005586344
War in the Streets by Michael Dewar
Michael Dewar
Used - Very Good
Hardback
David & Charles
1992-01-30
192
0715394770
9780715394779
N/A
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