2002 September 25 Wednesday
US Military developing new tactics for Baghdad fighting

This article presents one of the more plausible explanations for why the US hasn't attacked Iraq yet. In urban warfare the rule of thumb with traditional fighting tactics is to expect 30% casualty rates:

Instead of moving in easy-to-target columns of troops around a city, Sullivan proposes having squads advance in random, snaking patterns in hopes of outflanking any potential ambushes.

Planners also are working on a small unmanned reconnaissance plane and a wheeled robot that can investigate dangerous areas without risk to the troop

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2002 September 25 11:28 AM  Military War, Rumours Of War


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