The Leavenworth Way of War

History Discussion at CGSC

Isolating the Urban Battle Space

Conventional urban operations in World War II and during the Cold War revealed that isolating the urban area was one of the keys for success. It often took significantly more amount of troops to isolate an urban area than to actually conduct decisive operations inside the city. Is this still the case today? Most an area be isolated for the operations inside the city to be effective? Does it still take a large number of troops to accomplish this or can remote vehicles, sensors, and precision fires isolate an urban area much more effectively than what was possible in the past?


April 6, 2011 - Posted by | A620, COIN, Current Events, military history | , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Based upon recent reading and research, it seems to me that the most difficult challenges for the ROK to conduct either defensive and offensive operation is heavily dependent on a matter of evacuation of 12 million population living only in Seoul Metropolitan area.

    Comment by Hyunkwon Joe | April 22, 2013

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