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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 00:39:27 -0500
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Date: Sun, 18 Oct 1998 21:44:43 -0700
From: "A.C." <[email protected]>
Subject: WEBSITE: Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT)

BELOW IS A SITE WORTH VISITING AND DESERVING OF CAREFUL STUDY, as the US
military has made it clear in its numerous documents, that a considerable
segment of the US population is suspect, and a sizable number are of the
"warrior classes," hence must be contained.  Machiavelli, a shrewd military
strategist, understood well the strategies for keeping the balance of power
and, thus, advised the princes of Renaissance Italy, which at that time
were a collection of powerful city-states, always at war with each other.
Machiavelli's  strategies AND PHILOSOPHIES, have been, still are, the
subject of SERIOUS study by US military strategists.

"He [the prince or any ruler] must, therefore, never raise his thought from
this exercise of war, and in peacetime, he must train himself more than in
time of war; this can be done in two ways: one by action, the other by the
mind.  And as far as actions are concerned, besides keeping his soldiers
well disciplined and trained, he must always be out hunting, and must
accustom his body to hardships in this manner; and HE MUST ALSO LEARN THE
NATURE OF THE TERRAIN, AND KNOW HOW MOUNTAINS SLOPE, HOW VALLEYS OPEN, HOW
PLAINS LIE, AND UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF RIVERS AND SWAMPS; [emphasis ac]
and he should devote much attention to such activities. ... and a Prince
who lacks this ability lacks the most important quality in a leader;
because this skill teaches you to find the enemy, choose a campsite, lead
troops, organize them for battle, and besiege towns to your own advantage."
 .... Therefore, a prince must not worry about the reproach of cruelty when
it is a matter of keeping his subjects united and loyal; ......."  The
Prince, by Machiavelli.    
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>http://earthops.org/sovereign/urban_warfare/

>Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT)

            FM 90-10
 Headquarters Department of Army
  Washington, DC, 15 August 1979 

                              FM 90-10

                     Military Operations
                          on Urbanized
                       Terrain (MOUT)

                       Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1... INTRODUCTION 

     Urbanization 

     Characteristics of Urban Warfare 

CHAPTER 2... OFFENSE 

     How the Enemy Defends 

     Planning the Attack 

     The Offensive Battle 

     Corps 

     Division 

     Brigade 

     Battalion Task Force 

CHAPTER 3... DEFENSE 

     How the Enemy Attacks 

     Planning the Defense 

     The Defensive Battle 

     Corps 

     Division 

     Brigade 

     Battalion Task Force 

CHAPTER 4... COMBAT SUPPORT 

     Field Artillery 

     Engineer 

     Army Aviation 

     Tactical Air 

     Air Defense 

     Military Police 

     Chemical 

     Communications 

CHAPTER 5... COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT 

     Support Organization 

     Logistical Functions 

     Noncombatants 

     Civil Affairs Operations 

     Refugee Control 

APPENDIX A... Urban Terrain Analysis 

APPENDIX B... Weapons Effects And Employment 

APPENDIX C... How To Select And Prepare Defensive Positions In Built-Up Areas 

APPENDIX D... Employment Of Obstacles And Mines In Built-Up Areas 

APPENDIX E... Demolitlons 

APPENDIX F... Armored Forces In Built-Up Area 

APPENDIX G... How To Attack And Clear Building 

APPENDIX H... References And International Agreements 




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