Accession Number : ADA326881

Title :   Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT): A Future Perspective for a Joint Environment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 96-Mar 97,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI CENTER FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Mills, Stephen J.

PDF Url : ADA326881

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) is the likely future environment facing Joint Task Force Commanders. This unique battlefield environment will require the best efforts of U.S. forces to ensure victory. An integrated approach to MOUT is required in order to achieve victory in the future. This paper states that through an examination and focus in the areas of doctrine, training, organizational design, technology and the warrior, U.S. forces will be best prepared for future MOUT. A future threat assessment is provided to serve as a baseline for comparison. The conclusion of the paper identifies the overarching importance of the individual combatant over other considerations such as organizational design, technology, etc..

Descriptors :   *COMBAT READINESS, *URBAN WARFARE, MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY DOCTRINE, BATTLEFIELDS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, THREAT EVALUATION, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, CONFLICT, MILITARY TRAINING, MILITARY PLANNING, URBAN AREAS, BATTLE MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR.

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE