The U.S. Army says it will need to start planning now for war in a world filled with megacities — urban areas with populations exceeding 10 million people.
Gen. Mark Milley, the Army’s Chief of Staff, said this week that military officials have ten years to prepare regular forces for a new kind of war. The officer sees the structure of special operations forces as the key to fielding an effective fighting force.
“What this means then — and I have discussed this with the Army leadership — we are going to have to … optimize the Army for urban warfare. […] The Army will definitely have to organize differently, probably into smaller, more compartmented groups,”