Soldier Combat Skills

Chapter 8 – Urban Areas

Chapter 8

Urban Areas

The rapid growth of the number and size of urban centers, especially in regions of political instability, increases the likelihood that Soldiers will be called upon to conduct operations in urban areas. Keep in mind that the urban battlefield environment is rapidly exhausting, both physically and mentally, and may look even more chaotic than it is. Successful combat operations in urban areas require skills that are unique to this type of fighting. You must be skilled in moving, entering buildings, clearing rooms, and selecting and using fighting positions to be effective while operating in this type of environment

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