Urban Warfare Project

In the future, I can say with very high degrees of confidence, the American Army is probably going to be fighting in urban areas. We need to man, organize, train and equip the force for operations in urban areas, highly dense urban areas, and that’s a different construct. We’re not organized like that right now.

– Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army

Urban Warfare Project Case Study Series

Urban Warfare Project Case Study #5: Battle of Ortona

Urban Warfare Project Case Study #5: Battle of Ortona

John Spencer and Jayson Geroux | 02.26.22 The battle of Ortona occurred between German and Canadian forces from December 20 to December 27, 1943, during World War II (1939–1945). A coastal town in central Italy, Ortona sits on a plateau overlooking the Adriatic Sea....

Urban Warfare Project Case Study #4: Battle of Suez City

Urban Warfare Project Case Study #4: Battle of Suez City

John Spencer and Jayson Geroux | 01.13.22 The battle of Suez City occurred on October 24–25, 1973 during the Arab-Israeli War (also known as the Yom Kippur War), which began on October 6 of that year and ended on October 25 Suez City is located at the very northern...

Urban Warfare Project Case Study #3: Battle of Hue

Urban Warfare Project Case Study #3: Battle of Hue

John Spencer and Jayson Geroux | 11.04.21 The Battle of Hue  took place in the former Republic of South Vietnam and occurred from January 31 to March 2, 1968. Hue was bisected by the Perfume River (Hương, in Vietnamese), which flowed from southwest to northeast out to...

Urban Warfare Project Case Study #2: Battle of Mosul

Urban Warfare Project Case Study #2: Battle of Mosul

John Spencer and Jayson Geroux | 09.15.21 The Battle of Mosul began on October 16, 2016, ending when a final pocket of defending forces was cleared on July 20, 2017. The city is located in northern Iraq’s Nineveh province. Its seventy square miles are bisected by the...

Urban Warfare Project Case Study #1: Battle of Stalingrad

Urban Warfare Project Case Study #1: Battle of Stalingrad

John Spencer and Jayson Geroux | 06.28.21 The Battle of Stalingrad (modern-day Volgograd) occurred from August 23, 1942 to February 2, 1943 during World War II (1939–1945). The city is in the southwestern region of what was then the Soviet Union. The majority of the...