The U.S. military, specifically the Army and Marines, have adopted new procedures within which to fight an “urban” war, where up to 70 percent of the world’s population will live in as little as a couple of decades, explains a new report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
There are issues involving collateral damage, the opinion of noncombatants, the diminished effectiveness of firepower in those confines, and more.
The key, however, appears to be in the warning that, “Destroying an urban area to save it is not an option for commanders.”
The outline has been posted online, and explains that military commanders will be the ones who decide “if it is necessary and possible to conduct urban operations … early in the planning [of] a major operation.”
“They consider the location and intent of the threat force; critical infrastructure or capabilities that are operationally or strategically valuable; the geographic