Steven Aftergood: US Army Intelligence Support to Urban Operations

IO Impotency, Military
Steven Aftergood
Steven Aftergood

Intelligence Support to Urban Military Operations

To the eyes of a military planner, a city presents “an elaborate combination of horizontal, vertical, interior, and exterior forms superimposed on a landscape’s natural relief, drainage, and vegetation.” A newly reissued U.S. Army manual contemplates the difficulties facing military action in the urban environment with a focus on intelligence collection. See Intelligence Support to Urban Operations, TC 2-91.4, December 2015.   Read additional extracts.