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MCWP 3-35.3 Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT)

MCWP 3-35.3 Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT)



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Military Operations onUrban
Terrain (MOUT)
U.S. Marine Corps
PCN 143 000035 00
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVYHeadquarters United States Marine CorpsWashington, DC 20380-0001FOREWORD 26 April 19981.PURPOSEMarine Corps Warfighting Publication (MCWP) 3-35.3,
 Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT)
, provides doctrinal guidance and detailed information on tactics, techniques, andprocedures to be employed in MOUT within the operating forces.2.SCOPEThis manual provides guidance for the organization, planning, and conduct of the full range of military operations on urbanized terrain. This publication was prepared primarily for commanders,staffs, and subordinate leaders down to the squad and fire team level. It is written from a Marineair-ground task force perspective, with emphasis on the ground combat element as the most likelysupported element in that environment. It provides the level of detailed information that supportsthe complexities of planning, preparing for, and executing small-unit combat operations onurbanized terrain. It also provides historical and environmental information that supports planningand training for combat in built-up areas.3.SUPERSESSIONOperational Handbook (OH) 8-7,
 Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT)
, datedNovember 1980.4.CERTIFICATIONReviewed and approved this date.BY DIRECTION OF THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPSJ.E. RHODESLieutenant General, U.S. Marine CorpsCommanding GeneralMarine Corps Combat Development CommandDISTRIBUTION: 143 000035 00
Military Operations on Urbanized TerrainTable of Contents
Chapter 1. Modern Urban Warfare
1001.Importance of Urban Areas 1-11002.The Marine Corps Role in Urban Warfare 1-11003.Distinguishing Features of Urbanized Terrain 1-21004.Modern Battles for Urbanized Terrain 1-81005.Modern Urban Battle Analysis and Observations 1-121006.Implications of Urban Warfare 1- 201007.Key Insights 1-201008.Necessity for Preparation 1-21
Chapter 2. Offense
2001.Introduction 2 -1Section I. Planning 2-12101Considerations 2-12102.Commander's Estimate 2-32103.Phases of the Attack 2-82104.Warfighting Functions 2-11Section II. Infantry Battalion Operations 2-242201.Overview 2-242202.Seizure of a Key Objective 2-242203.Infiltration 2-252204.Route Security 2-282205.Battalion Considerations 2-28Section III. Rifle Company Operations 2-302301.Overview 2-302302Attacking within a Built-up Area 2-302303Attack on an Enemy Outpost 2-322304Seizure of a Traffic Circle or Major Intersection 2-322305Seizure of Key Terrain 2-332306Movement to Contact 2-35Section IV.Rifle Platoon Operations 2-372401.Overview 2-372402.Attack of a Building 2-372403.Movement Down a Street 2-372404.Utilization of the Reserve 2-38
Chapter 3.Defensive
Operations3001. Introduction 3-13002 Decision to Defend 3-13003 Reasons for Not Defending Built-Up Areas 3-2

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