Book "People make the city" : joint urban operations, observations, and insights from Afghanistan and Iraq / Russel W. Glenn ... [et al.]
Associated Name: United States. Joint Forces Command.
Associated Name: National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Publication year: 2007.
Call Number U167.5.S7 G54 2007
Media class: Book
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Rand National Defense Research Institute
"Prepared for the United States Joint Forces Command."
"MG-428-JFCOM"--P.  of cover.
Series title: Rand Corporation monograph series
Extent: xxviii, 198 p. ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
"Today's strategic environment implies an obligation to preserve innocent life when possible and to rebuild that which war destroys. Urban areas are the keys to nations; people make nations just as ... men make cities. This study aimed to reveal tools that will better enable military and civilian alike to meet national policy objectives by more effectively conducting urban combat and restoration. To do so, the study draws heavily on written material and interviews pertaining to Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom"--P.  of cover.
Three overarching observations -- Understanding the urban environment : the U in USECT -- Shaping the urban environment : the S in USECT -- Engaging in the urban environment : the E in USECT -- Consolidation of the urban environment : the C in USECT -- Transition in the urban environment : the T in USECT -- Tactical observations and insights : selected offerings -- The street ahead : how the past should influence preparations for the future.