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Street smart : intelligence preparation of the battlefield for urban operations
Medby, Jamison Jo.
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Santa Monica, CA : Rand, [2002]

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xxv, 151 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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1410 Lexile.
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U167.5.S7 M44 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB), the Army's traditional methodology for finding and analyzing relevant information for its operations, is not effective for tackling the operational and intelligence challenges of urban operations. The authors suggest new ways to categorize the complex terrain, infrastructure, and populations of urban environments and incorporate this information into Army planning and decisionmaking processes.

Author Notes

Russell Glenn is a senior analyst for RAND in Santa Monica, California. A graduate of West Point, he was an officer in the U.S. Army from 1975 to 1997.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Figuresp. ix
Tablesp. xi
Summaryp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Abbreviationsp. xxiii
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Chapter 2 Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield: an Overviewp. 11
Chapter 3 Challenges Posed by Urbanized Terrainp. 25
Chapter 4 Ipb for Urban Operations Step One: Define the Operating Environmentp. 39
Chapter 5 Ipb for Urban Operations Step Two: Describe the Operating Environment's Effectsp. 51
Chapter 6 Ipb for Urban Operations Step Three: Identify and Evaluate Threats and Relevant Influencesp. 89
Chapter 7 Ipb for Urban Operations Step Four: Develop Non-U.S. Courses of Actionp. 123
Chapter 8 Recommendationsp. 133
Appendix: Web Sites for Conducting Urban Ipbp. 139
Bibliographyp. 143