Analysis of Urban Warfare

2-5 April 2019
Marine Corps University
Gray Research Center
2040 Broadway St.
Quantico, VA 22134

The Urban Warfare meeting is being conducted to assess what has occurred in the domain of urban warfare, specifically to determine resulting upshots, and to make recommendations on future analyses and other actions to improve the nation’s capabilities to prevail in this domain of warfare.Areas the meeting will address are:renewed emphasis and doctrine that has been placed on the topic in recent years by the Department of Defense; the implications of an ever-increasing concentration of the world’s population in urban areas; the demonstrated propensity for terrorists and other adversaries to leverage complex urban terrain in attempting to counteract the warfighting and technological superiority of U.S. and allied forces; and the fundamental changes in the nature of urban combat brought about by technology, fanaticism, and other factors.

The objectives of the Workshop are:

  • Assess the current state of affairs in Urban Warfare and associated analysis
  • Identify and review pertinent analyses that have occurred since 2001 and make recommendations for promulgation and further analysis
  • Review existing doctrine and changes that are underway with an eye toward leveraging analysis to assist
  • Understand the Evolution of Urban Warfare TTP’s, both friendly and enemy, with respect to ISR, support and sustainability, force application, and other pertinent disciplines, and how analysis may be applied in those areas
  • Understand the evolution of training for Urban Warfare and its efficacy in preparing combatants to participate in it; identify areas for analysis to help improve both the quantity and quality of training for Urban Warfare
  • Identify any other areas of Urban Warfare to which analysis could be beneficially applied

Tentative Agenda and List of Working Groups

View Workshop TOR and Tentative Agenda Document 
Section 5.5 lists the Workshop Working Groups (WG) and Chairs. Please indicate your top three preferences of Working Groups for Days 2-4 of the meeting. Send WG preferences to Workshop Chairs:
Mr. Ted Smyth, MORS Fellow and MORS Past President, smyth567@comcast.net
Dr. Alec Wahlman, Institute for Defense Analyses, awahlman@ida.org

Analysis of Urban Warfare list of Working Groups (WG)

  • C4/ISR/Cyber
  • Mobility and Counter Mobility
  • Fires and Force Protection
  • Logistics/Sustainment/Support
  • Civil Interaction/Social Media
  • Analytical Tools
  • Strategic/Operational View
  • Synthesis

Lodging

Crossroads Inn
3018 Russell Road
Quantico, VA 22134

The Crossroads Inn is holding a limited block of rooms for the Analysis of Urban Warfare event at the rate of $94, not including applicable taxes. Reservations may be made by calling (703) 630-4444. Reference "MORS" when making reservations in order to receive the group rate. Rooms will be held until 18 March and may sell out before then.  
 

4 Day Registration

    Fee Amount
US Federal Government MORS Sponsor Member $550
US Federal Government MORS Sponsor Non-Member $650
     
US Federal Government Member $600
US Federal Government Non-Member $700
     
All Others Member $650
All Others Non-Member $750

1 Day Registration

    Fee Amount
US Federal Government MORS Sponsor Member $200
US Federal Government MORS Sponsor Non-Member $250
     
US Federal Government Member $225
US Federal Government Non-Member $275
     
All Others Member $250
All Others Non-Member $300

Event Contacts

Event Content:
Ms. Jen Ferat at jennifer.ferat@mors.org or
(703) 933-9074
 
Lodging:
Ms. Shelbie Jenkins at shelbie.jenkins@mors.org or (703) 933-9072
 
Registration:
Ms. Tina Yan at tina.yan@mors.org or (703) 933-9076