The Leavenworth Way of War

History Discussion at CGSC

Dynamics of Urban Control

An interesting discussion in urban operations class today.  It revolved around how do you “control” a city after “seizing” it.  Part of the discussion revolved around what is meant by “control.”  Doest that mean physically control terrain, or does it have a broader meaning which includes the voluntary cooperation of the population.  A similar concept to that of “seizing” and “holding”  as discussed by a recent guest speaker.  The below diagram resulted from the discussion and may illustrate the dynamics of “controlling” an urban area. 

 

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September 24, 2008 - Posted by | Urban Warfare | , , , , ,

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