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 #3: Battle of Hue

Urban Warfare Project Case Study #3: Battle of Hue

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 the South China Sea. On the...

Urban Warfare Project Case Study #2: Battle of Mosul

Urban Warfare Project Case Study #2: Battle of Mosul

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 Tigris River, which flows through the city...

Urban Warfare Project Case Study #1: Battle of Stalingrad

Urban Warfare Project Case Study #1: Battle of Stalingrad

John Spencer and Jayson Geroux | 06.26.21 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...