Managing Complexity During Military Urban Operations : Visualizing The Elephant

Authors: Russell W. Glenn
ISBN-10: 083303491X
ISBN-13: 9780833034915
Keywords: visualizing, elephant, operations, urban, complexity, military, managing
Copyrights: Copyrighted
The complexity that characterizes modern urban operations combines with a perceived intolerance of military casualties to make actions in cities among the most difficult missions that U.S. armed forces will undertake. This study proposes a new planning approach that employs identification of critical points — the essential elements of the urban area’s physical and demographic terrain — along with the notion of density — the quantity of elements and activities within the urban space — to aid military personnel in their efforts to overcome the complexity. Integrating this approach with the traditional command estimate process should assist the planner in determining how best to allocate a command's ever-scarce resources.

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  • Copyright: RAND Corporation
  • Availability: Available
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 52
  • List Price: $23.00
  • Price: $18.40
  • ISBN/EAN: 0-8330-3491-X
  • Document Number: DB-430-A
  • Year: 2004

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