For John, BLUF: Currnt operations in Mosul show how difficult cities are for infantry units. Nothing to see here; just move along.
MOUT — Military Operations in Urban Terrain.
This article, by Retired Army Infantryman John Spencer, comes from the US Military Academy's Modern War Institute.
From the first paragraph:
Train as you fight. It’s the first of the Army’s ten principles of training, meant to ensure that the Army will develop and execute tough, realistic training.My older son, who once was an Infantryman in the Blue and Gray,♠ wrote to me:
Trump is into real-estate, have him work on this.I like that idea.
Regards — Cliff
♠ The 29th Division, as a National Guard unit, once included units in Massachusetts.