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Military Contingencies in Megacities and Submegacities

Title:
Military Contingencies in Megacities and Submegacities
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
Low stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-000-01221-1
ISBN:
9781584877356
Description

Urbanization is one of the most important mega-trends of the 21st century. Consequently, the possibility of U.S. military involvement in a megacity or sub-megacity is an eventuality that cannot be ignored.  The authors elucidate the nature of urbanization and develop a typology in terms of smart, fragile, and feral cities characterized by violence and disorder.  This publication gives consideration to the kinds of operational contingencies that the U.S. military, especially the Army, needs to think about and prepare for in the event of the need for military force in response to events, trends, and developments in a massive urban environment. Understanding the city as a complex system, or organism, is critical and provides the basis for changes in intelligence, recruitment, training, equipment, operations, and tactics.

One of the key takeaways is the need to understand the urban environment and the need to work with (instead of against) the flows and rhythms of a city. Without this approach, the results of military involvement in such a formidable environment would likely be disastrous; with this approach, the prospects for success would at least be enhanced.

ITEM AVAILABLE DATE 02/03/17.

 

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Audience

Military leaders and strategic forces within the U.S. Army and other military forces, ROTC students, and urban planning municipal teams would find this work of great use.  Additionally, students pursuing certificates or master degree programs in urban planning, especially urban planning and the political process, urban economics, and legal foundations, may be interested in this work.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$20.00
International Price:
$28.00
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Strategic Studies Institute
Key Phrases:
  • Cities
  • Military Science
Weight:
0.5625
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Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
01/25/2017
Last Status Update:
03/15/2017
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