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Field Manual 3-06 URBAN OPERATIONS

Field Manual 3-06 URBAN OPERATIONS

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Published by GustavBlitz
OCTOBER 2006
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HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
OCTOBER 2006
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:
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HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

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05/09/2014

 
FM 3-06
URBAN OPERATIONS
OCTOBER 2006
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION:
 Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
 
Field Manual
 
 No. 3-06
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5
*FM 3-06
Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC, 26 October 2006
Urban Operations
Contents
Page
PREFACE ............................................................................................................vii
 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.....................................................................................ix
 
The Urban Outlook ........................................................................................... 1-1
 
The Prospect of Urban Operations .................................................................... 1-1
 
 An Urban Perspective ........................................................................................ 1-2
 
Historical Significance of Urban Areas in Warfare ............................................. 1-3
 
Modern Army Urban Operations......................................................................... 1-7
 
Understanding the Urban Environment ......................................................... 2-1
 
 A Complex Environment..................................................................................... 2-1
 
Urban Terrain ..................................................................................................... 2-2
 
Urban Society................................................................................................... 2-13
 
Urban Infrastructure ......................................................................................... 2-18
 
Understanding the Urban Threat .................................................................... 3-1
 
 Asymmetrical And Adaptive ............................................................................... 3-1
 
Weapons of Mass Destruction ........................................................................... 3-2
 
Threat Objectives ............................................................................................... 3-2
 
Urban Threat Tactics.......................................................................................... 3-5
 
Negative Effects of Urbanization...................................................................... 3-11
 
Understanding the Urban Environment’s Effects on Warfighting Functions and Tactics ..................................................................................... 4-1
 
Warfighting Functions......................................................................................... 4-1
 
Key Tactical Considerations............................................................................. 4-17
 
Contemplating Urban Operations................................................................... 5-1
 
Determining the Necessity of Urban Operations................................................ 5-1
 
Integration into Land Operations........................................................................ 5-6
 
Integration of Conventional and Special Operations Forces............................ 5-24
 
Synchronization of Activities with Other Agencies ........................................... 5-25
 
Distribution Restriction:
 Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
*This publication supersedes FM 3-06, 1 June 2003. i
 
Contents
Chapter 6 Foundations for Urban Operations.................................................................6-1
 
Urban Operational Framework ...........................................................................6-1
 
Fundamentals of Urban Operations..................................................................6-10
 
Chapter 7 Urban Offensive Operations............................................................................7-1
 
Purpose of Urban Offensive Operations.............................................................7-1
 
Offensive Characteristics Applied to Urban Operations.....................................7-1
 
Urban Offensive Operations and Battlefield Organization..................................7-5
 
Forms and Types of Urban Offense ...................................................................7-8
 
Urban Offensive Considerations.......................................................................7-12
 
Chapter 8 Urban Defensive Operations............................................................................8-1
 
Purpose of Urban Defensive Operations............................................................8-1
 
Defensive Characteristics Applied to Urban Operations ....................................8-1
 
Urban Defensive Operations and Battlefield Organization.................................8-3
 
Types of Urban Defense.....................................................................................8-4
 
Urban Defensive Considerations........................................................................8-9
 
Chapter 9 Urban Stability and Civil Support Operations................................................9-1
 
Purpose of Urban Stability and Civil Support Operations...................................9-1
 
Characteristics of Urban Stability and Civil Support Operations........................9-2
 
Urban Stability and Civil Support Operations and Battlefield Organization........9-3
 
Considerations for Urban Stability and Civil Support Operations.......................9-5
 
Chapter 10 Urban Sustainment.........................................................................................10-1
 
Urban Sustainment Characteristics..................................................................10-1
 
Logistics Preparation of the Theater.................................................................10-4
 
 Achieving Force Agility......................................................................................10-7
 
Sustainment Functions .....................................................................................10-7
 
Appendix A Siege of Beirut: An Illustration of the Fundamentals of Urban Operations........................................................................................................A-1
 
Overall Strategic Situation ................................................................................. A-1
 
PLO Military Position.......................................................................................... A-2
 
Role of Civilians ................................................................................................. A-2
 
Information Operations ...................................................................................... A-2
 
Conduct of the Urban Operations ...................................................................... A-3
 
Lessons.............................................................................................................. A-4
 
Summary............................................................................................................ A-7
 
Appendix B An Urban Focus to the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield.............B-1
 
UNAFFECTED PROCESS ................................................................................ B-1
 
Significant Characteristics.................................................................................. B-4
 
Threat Considerations...................................................................................... B-10
 
Urban Intelligence Tools and Products............................................................ B-14
 
Appendix C Operations in Somalia: Applying the Urban Operational Framework to Stability Operations ......................................................................................... C-1
 
General Situation ............................................................................................... C-1
 
Somali Operations ............................................................................................. C-1
 
Understand.........................................................................................................C-4
 
Shape.................................................................................................................C-5
 
FM 3-06 26 October 2006 ii

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