Contents
List of figures vii
List of tables ix
Preface x
1Introduction1
Military science and urban defence2
Defence and the city7
2The fortified city12
Origins and needs12
The development of urban fortifications17
Effects of fortifications on the city52
3The defence town63
Defended towns and defence towns63
Defence industry towns63
The garrison town66
The special case of the naval base74
A historical development model77
Planned networks of garrison towns79
4The insurgent city83
Types and stages of insurgency84
Why cities?87
Urban crime and lawlessness90
Urban riot95
Urban terrorism99
Urban guerrilla operations104
Open insurgency106
Conclusions110
5The city as battle terrain112
A terrain to be avoided112
The characteristics of the urban environment as battlefield116

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