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  • Honing the Keys to the Cityby Russell W. Glenn

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    Current US forces have little experience with urban warfare. This report identifies shortfalls in urban combat ground reconnaissance and assists in the creation of urban reconnaissance tactics, techniques and procedures for the Marine Corps. more...

  • Managing Complexity During Military Urban Operationsby Russell W. Glenn

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    With respect to military urban operations, this study proposes a new planning approach that employs identification of critical points--the essential elements of the urban area?s physical and demographic terrain--along with the notion of density--the number of elements and activities within the urban space--to aid military personnel in their efforts... more...

  • Counterinsurgency in a Test Tubeby Russell W. Glenn

    RAND Corporation 2007; US$ 9.95

    With a matter of weeks to prepare, Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) personnel landed on July 24, 2003, armed for conflict but equally ready to restore peace without firing a shot in anger. RAMSI’s aim was to assist the existing government in reestablishing order and rebuilding this island nation plagued by escalating militia... more...

  • Band of Brothers or Dysfunctional Family?by Russell W. Glenn

    RAND Corporation 2011; US$ 9.95

    During stability operations, coalitions must incorporate participation by government agencies other than the military, the indigenous government, and its population more than is expected during conventional combat operations. This book investigates challenges confronting coalitions today and considers potential solutions that include questioning the... more...

  • Unweaving the Webby Scott Gerwehr; Russell W. Glenn

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    Despite the realization that an urban environment can intensify the effects of deception in military operations, many important research questions remain unanswered, and even unasked. The authors use the well-developed literature on deception in animal biology to begin asking and answering those questions. This was done with the aim of improving the... more...

  • Urban Battle Command in the 21st Centuryby Russell W. Glenn; Gina Kingston

    RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95

    In every operation, the functions of command, control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), and communications are all fundamental to success. But in cities, the dense population, many manmade structures, and other challenges act to severely impede these functions in several ways. more...

  • Street Smartby Jamison Jo Medby; Russell W. Glenn

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    Urban operations are highly complex because of the multitudes of people and structures as well as the density of the city?s infrastructure. These same features complicate the intelligence and decisionmaking processes associated with military operations at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of war. Intelligence preparation of the battlefield... more...

  • Coralling the Trojan Horseby Russell W. Glenn; Randall Steeb; John Matsumura

    RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95

    This study presents an alternative to continued reliance on close combat urban operations paradigms that require a commitment of large numbers of soldiers to urban operations. It largely focuses on combat operations, but is also applicable to serving objectives inherent during stability missions. more...

  • Urban Combat Service Support Operationsby Russell W. Glenn; Steven Hartman; Scott Gerwehr

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    The inevitability of U.S. armed forces future involvement in urban contingencies worldwide demands that those responsible for arming, manning, sustaining, and otherwise supporting these operations prepare for the challenges inherent in such undertakings. more...

  • Steeling the Mindby Todd C. Helmus; Russell W. Glenn

    RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95

    Describes the known precipitants of combat stress reaction, its battlefield treatment, and the preventive steps commanders can take to limit its extent and severity. more...