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US Army Sees 'Megacities' As the Future Battlefield

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:56am

US Army Sees 'Megacities' As the Future Battlefield by Paul McLeary, Defense News

When the US Army looks to the future, it sees cities. Dense, sprawling, congested cities where criminal and extremist groups flourish almost undetected by authorities, but who can influence the lives of the population while undermining the authority of the state.

And the service is convinced that these “megacities” of 20 million or more people will be the battleground of the future.

The problem from a military strategists’ point of view, however, is that no army has ever fought it out in a city of this size…

Read on.