Urban warfare in Ukraine before the battle of Mariupol and elsewhere: The US manual by the US king of urban warfare John Spencer
Urban warfare in Europe was perceived as unthinkable before the Ukraine war broke out. However, Global Review saw this dimension of war also coming in the future in Europe and made an interview with the leading US expert on urban warfare John Spencer already at September 2017. It included the experience of Stalingrad, Fallujah, Mosul and also the perspective of urban warfare in megacities.
Interview with Major Spencer about the future of urban warfare in megacities: „Stalingrad was a very rare episode!“
However, we asked Westpoint if John could give us another interview, but he is understandably very busy at the moment and wrote a manual for urban warfare which is now also useful in Ukraine and Mariupol , is also translated in Ukrainian and is available at:
THE MINI-MANUAL FOR THE URBAN DEFENDER
A GUIDE TO THE STRATEGIES AND TACTICS OF DEFENDING A CITY
Download the PDF here or read through below.