Military

*FM 3-06 (FM 90-10)

Field Manual
No. 3-06
HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 1 June 2003

FM 3-06

URBAN OPERATIONS

 

Contents

COVER
FIGURES
HISTORICAL VIGNETTES
PREFACE
  
Chapter 1URBAN OUTLOOK
The Prospect of Urban Operations
Urban Perspective
Historical Significance of Urban Areas in Warfare
Modern Army Urban Operations
  
Chapter 2URBAN ENVIRONMENT
A Complex Environment
Urban Terrain
Urban Society
Urban Infrastructure
  
Chapter 3URBAN THREAT
Asymmetry
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Threat Operational Principles
Urban Threat Tactics
Negative Effects of Urbanization
  
Chapter 4CONTEMPLATING URBAN OPERATIONS
Necessity of Urban Operations
Characteristics of Major Urban Operations
Integration into Land Operations
  
Chapter 5FOUNDATIONS FOR URBAN OPERATIONS
Urban Operational Framework
Fundamentals of Urban Operations
General Effects on Operations
  
Chapter 6URBAN OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS
Purpose of Urban Offensive Operations
Characteristics of Urban Offensive Operations
Urban Offensive Operations and Battlefield Organization
Forms and Types of Urban Offense
Urban Offensive Considerations
  
Chapter 7URBAN DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS
Purpose of Urban Defensive Operations
Characteristics of Urban Defensive Operations
Urban Defensive Operations and Battlefield Organization
Types of Urban Defense
Urban Defensive Considerations
  
Chapter 8URBAN STABILITY OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT OPERATIONS
Purpose of Urban Stability Operations and Support Operations
Characteristics of Urban Stability Operations and Support Operations
Urban Stability Operations, Support Operations, and Battlefield Organization
Types and Forms of Stability Operations and Support Operations
Considerations of Urban Stability Operations and Support Operations
  
Chapter 9URBAN COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT
Urban CSS Characteristics
Logistics Preparation of the Theater
CSS Functions
General Engineer Support
Civil-Military Operations
  
Appendix ASIEGE OF BEIRUT: AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE FUNDAMENTALS OF
URBAN OPERATIONS
Overall Strategic Situation
Israeli Military Position
PLO Military Position
Role of Civilians
Information Operations
Conduct of the Urban Operations
Lessons
Summary
  
Appendix BURBAN INTELLIGENCE PREPARATION OF THE BATTLEFIELD
Urbanization of IPB
Significant Characteristics
Threat Considerations
Urban IPB Tools and Products
  
Appendix COPERATIONS IN SOMALIA: APPLYING THE URBAN OPERATIONAL
FRAMEWORK TO SUPPORT AND STABILITY
General Situation
Somali Operations
Assess
Shape
Dominate
Transition
Summary
  
Appendix DJOINT AND MULTINATIONAL URBAN OPERATIONS
Purpose
Service Urban Capabilities
Urban Functional Combatant Command Capabilities
Multinational Considerations
  
SOURCE NOTES
GLOSSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
AUTHENTICATION

Distribution Restriction: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


*This publication supersedes FM 90-10, 15 August 1979.



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