Small Wars Journal

Why Militaries Must Destroy Cities to Save Them

Why Militaries Must Destroy Cities to Save Them by John Spencer – Modern War Institute

… The changes needed to decrease the destructive nature of military operations to reclaim an occupied city will not be small. New approaches will require investments in new approaches, technologies, equipment, organizations, and training designed specifically for major urban assaults, as well as policy changes to allow the use of different weapons like flamethrowers or tear gas. Without these changes, we can expect to have to destroy cities to save them.

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