Military Urban Combat Now Shipping
After many delays, the Squad Level Military Urban Combat book is now shipping and all pre-orders went out yesterday. The two additional titles, Winning the Fight and Comprehensive Combat Fitness should be shipping soon as well. We apologize once again for the long delay but the final products will be much better than originally planned.
Squad Level Military Urban Combat provides a wide selection of common sense concepts and tactical options, designed to help military units develop their own mission-specific tactics, techniques and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). Combat leaders are the best judge of their own unit’s threat environment and requirements and units should develop their own SOPs, customized for their own particular needs. The goal of the manual is to support this process by providing a wide selection of flexible options to choose from.
One of the most unique aspects of the manual is that it covers both low-intensity urban operations (COIN and stability operations) and high-intensity conventional urban warfare. We hope that the sections on high-intensity warfare will help fill a growing knowledge/capabilities gap that has resulted from many years of exclusive focus on low-intensity conflict. This is particularly important given the recent rise of conventional threats like North Korea, China and Russia.
The manual is over 400-pages long and is intended to be useful to all types of military units, regardless of service branch or mission set. The tactics are also designed to be flexible enough for units to be able to integrate them directly into existing standard operating procedures and training programs, picking and choosing the techniques they prefer, without having to make any major or disruptive changes to current practices.
Topics covered in the manual include...
- Task-organization for urban combat
- Fire team clearing techniques
- Two-person clearing techniques
- Squad level tactics and maneuver
- Multiple rooms
- Complex configurations and cubicles
- Destroyed buildings and rubble
- Exterior movement
- Flashbang and fragmentation grenade employment
- Prisoner control
- Casualty evacuation
- Heavy weapons employment
- High-intensity conventional urban warfare
- Mouseholing and wall breaching
- Tunnel and sewer clearing
One very important note for our loyal customers is that there is a large amount of overlap between the Military Urban Combat book and the Law-Enforcement Close Quarters Battle book. This was unavoidable since while there are key differences between Law Enforcement and Military tactics, many of the fundamentals are the same. For this reason, we want to warn customers about the content overlap before they spend the money to get both books. For customers who have already bought or plan to buy both books, send us an email and we will offer a 20-percent discount/refund on the total price of both books to help compensate for the overlap.