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Concrete Hell -?Modern Urban Warfare
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Urban Warfare, Past and Future /An Operational Debacle - Stalingrad, 1942 /American Urban Warfare - Aachen, 1944 /Urban Warfare from the Sea - Inchon and Seoul, 1950 /Complex Urban Warfare - The Battle for Algiers, 1956-57 /The Long Urban War - Operation Banner, 1969-2007 /Urban Death Trap - The Russian Army in Grozny, 1995 /Invading the Urban Sanctuary - Operation Defensive Shield and the Battle for Jenin, 2002 /Systematic Urban Warfare - "Ready First" in Ramadi, 2006-07 /Urban Combat in the 21st Century /Index /About the Author

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Written by the US Army's Urban Warfare Specialist, this book is the definitive look at how urban warfare tactics have evolved providing invaluable lessons for the US and British Armies of the future.

About the Author

Louis DiMarco retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army in 2005 after more than 24 years of active service. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree from the US Military Academy, a Masters in Military Art and Science from the US Army Command and Staff College, and a Masters of Arts Degree in International Relations. Currently Col. DiMarco is assigned to the faculty of the Army Command and Staff College, where he teaches military history and elective courses on the history of modern urban warfare and modern warfare in the Middle East. Col. DiMarco has authored several key Army doctrinal manuals including FM 3-06, Urban Operations (2002). Other written projects include the Army's Scout Platoon Field Manual (1994), and the first work in the Combat Studies Institute's Global War on Terror series entitled Traditions, Changes, and Challenges: Military Operations and the Middle Eastern City (2004). Col. DiMarco has written and lectured on a variety of military topics including urban warfare and counterinsurgency. His most recent work is an article entitled "Losing the Moral Compass: Torture and Guerre Revolutionanaire in the Algerian War."

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""Concrete Hell "is a masterful study of the brutal realities of modern combat, tracing the development of military operations in an urban environment from the Soviet defense of Stalingrad in World War II to the recent operations of the US Army in Iraq. The author has synthesized 24 years experience in the US Army and in doing so has created a blueprint for urban warfare in the future. Such a study could not be more timely."
--Savannah Jones, www.sirreadalot.org(December 2012)
"I can recommend this book to the history buff and to the wargamer who is gaming in urban situations. I found this book extremely enjoyable and hard to put down once I started reading it, and I believe so will you."
- Richard Mataka, www.mataka.org
..".recommended reading for anyone interested in learning about urban combat ... it will be of value to soldiers wanting to quickly learn the hisory and the myriad tactical, operational, strategic and political considerations associated with fighting in cities."
- "ARMY "magazine (August 2013)
..".DiMarco's study achieves success in all of the supplemental considerations for an undertaking of this nature. His analysis is well-supported by quality maps, the chapters are coherently organized, with synopses followed by analysis for each battle, and the conclusions are built on logical and sequential foundations."
- "Army History "(summer 2014)"

...recommended reading for anyone interested in learning about urban combat ... it will be of value to soldiers wanting to quickly learn the hisory and the myriad tactical, operational, strategic and political considerations associated with fighting in cities. "ARMY magazine (August 2013)" ...DiMarco's study achieves success in all of the supplemental considerations for an undertaking of this nature. His analysis is well-supported by quality maps, the chapters are coherently organized, with synopses followed by analysis for each battle, and the conclusions are built on logical and sequential foundations. "Army History (summer 2014)" I can recommend this book to the history buff and to the wargamer who is gaming in urban situations. I found this book extremely enjoyable and hard to put down once I started reading it, and I believe so will you. "Richard Mataka, www.mataka.org" Concrete Hell is a masterful study of the brutal realities of modern combat, tracing the development of military operations in an urban environment from the Soviet defense of Stalingrad in World War II to the recent operations of the US Army in Iraq. The author has synthesized 24 years experience in the US Army and in doing so has created a blueprint for urban warfare in the future. Such a study could not be more timely. "Savannah Jones, www.sirreadalot.org (December 2012)""


..".recommended reading for anyone interested in learning about urban combat ... it will be of value to soldiers wanting to quickly learn the hisory and the myriad tactical, operational, strategic and political considerations associated with fighting in cities." --ARMY magazine (August 2013)..".DiMarco's study achieves success in all of the supplemental considerations for an undertaking of this nature. His analysis is well-supported by quality maps, the chapters are coherently organized, with synopses followed by analysis for each battle, and the conclusions are built on logical and sequential foundations." --Army History (summer 2014)"I can recommend this book to the history buff and to the wargamer who is gaming in urban situations. I found this book extremely enjoyable and hard to put down once I started reading it, and I believe so will you." --Richard Mataka, www.mataka.org"Concrete Hell is a masterful study of the brutal realities of modern combat, tracing the development of military operations in an urban environment from the Soviet defense of Stalingrad in World War II to the recent operations of the US Army in Iraq. The author has synthesized 24 years experience in the US Army and in doing so has created a blueprint for urban warfare in the future. Such a study could not be more timely." --Savannah Jones, www.sirreadalot.org (December 2012)

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