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The future battlefield: Army, Marines prepare for ‘massive’ fight in megacities | Army Times
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The future battlefield: Army, Marines prepare for ‘massive’ fight in megacities | Army Times

In the midst of the Vietnam War, U.S. troops were rocked by an offensive that saw conventional and irregular enemies sweep over territories and entrench themselves in areas of South Vietnampreviously untouched by the war.

What would follow would be the most intense urban combat U.S. forces had faced since World War II.

A half century later, lessons from the Battle of Hue City are still being absorbed by today’s war fighters.

Much has changed, but much has remained the same. As Bing West, a Marine combat veteran and former assistant secretary of defense wrote, when comparing Hue and the battle for Mosul, Iraq, “urban warfare remains characterized by slow, massive destruction.”

Source: The future battlefield: Army, Marines prepare for ‘massive’ fight in megacities | Army Times