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From Corinth to Kandahar: Soldiers in Cities Across the Millennia

Glenn, Russell

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Urban operations have long been among a soldier's most dangerous and challenging of undertakings. No single approach to meeting its objectives addresses every challenge. Urban populations and physical characteristics are too heterogeneous to allow such straightforward resolution. Yet a surprisingly small set of guidelines for envisioning the nature of urban environments and attending to their challenges may provide initial steps of significant value. Employing a systems approach in viewing an...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGlenn, Russell
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-18T03:58:43Z
dc.identifier.issn2017-3956
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/223247
dc.description.abstractUrban operations have long been among a soldier's most dangerous and challenging of undertakings. No single approach to meeting its objectives addresses every challenge. Urban populations and physical characteristics are too heterogeneous to allow such straightforward resolution. Yet a surprisingly small set of guidelines for envisioning the nature of urban environments and attending to their challenges may provide initial steps of significant value. Employing a systems approach in viewing an urban area abets understanding how density, effects, and responsibility will influence its many components, the totality of these components, and regions beyond to which it is linked economically, socially, or otherwise. Understanding the relationships inherent in the urban area as a system will improve the potential of maintaining the initiative. Patience on the part of policymakers and those executing policies is essential. Nations and coalitions would be well advised to consider the wisdom of initially committing to urban operations barring confidence in their ability to sustain the undertaking over the long term.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherGovernment of the Republic of Singapore
dc.rights© 2011 by the Government of the Republic of Singapore
dc.sourcePOINTER Journal of the Singapore Armed Forces
dc.titleFrom Corinth to Kandahar: Soldiers in Cities Across the Millennia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume37
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor160604 - Defence Studies
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5530201xPUB209
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.mindef.gov.sg/oms/imindef/publications/pointer/index.html
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGlenn, Russell, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage65
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage79
dc.date.updated2020-11-08T07:24:02Z
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