New book: Understanding Urban Warfare (Spencer/ Collins)

Okay, I usually don’t shill things, even my own work (much) but this is an item worth looking into if you are interested in the topic as I am.

On sale as of today, a new book on directions in urban operations that hits all the high spots – complexity of the urban battlefield, the extreme strains on logistical and C3I systems, high rates of casualties, concerns for the civilian population and protection of infrastructure, etc. and illustrates it with recent examples of extended urban battles, from Mogadishu 1993 to Shusha 2020 (Second Nagorno-Karabakh War).

John Spencer is the Chair of Urban Warfare Studies at the Modern War Institute at West Point, co-director of the Urban Warfare Project, and host of the Urban Warfare Project podcast. He is also the Chair of Urban Warfare Studies with the Madison Policy Forum and a Colonel in the California State Guard with assignment to the 40th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard as the Director of Urban Warfare Training.

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One Response to New book: Understanding Urban Warfare (Spencer/ Collins)

  1. Pete S/ SP says:

    Will be getting this one- I’ve heard presentations on Shusha and will keen to see it expanded in book form.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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