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C. told General Joseph Dunford the Marine commandant at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday "The only commitment I will make as a senator from South Carolina is that if you go back you go back to win and that we get this right this time" Urban warfare requires the attacker to clear his enemy room by room building by building block by block neighborhood by neighborhoodand then secure the cleared areas to ensure the enemy doesnt return City combat blunts the attackers advantages “Urban canyons” offers hideouts for foes and civilians as well as sniper nests and underground lairs from which combatants can strike Buildings create vast “dead spaces” for an enemy to exploit They hinder communication and mobility Overhead wires can bring down choppers and drones ISIS is well aware of those advantages “This is not an enemy that is sitting around in the open desert waiting for me to come find it and either use US or French aircraft to attack it” Army General Martin Dempsey chairman of the Joint Chiefs said Sunday while aboard a French aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf “They did some of that in the beginning and paid the price So the enemy has adapted and they have developed tactics and techniques that make them a little more difficult to find” In other words theyre hiding in the cities Attackers in urban environments for example can’t survey the entire battlefield and instead see only bits and pieces; it’s like playing chess while viewing only four squares on the board This battlefield compression means that low-ranking fighters must often make life-and-death decisions These choices come fast and furious when you’re fighting downtown: historically 90% of the targets are less than 50 yards away and seen for only seconds Killing innocent civiliansor your own menis a risk that goes with the terrain A quarter of all explosive rounds turn into duds when they glance off walls and roofs About one of every three street-fighting combatants ends up as a casualty It takes a minimum of three attackers to root out a single foe dug into a city; the Pentagon prefers a ratio of 10-to-1 The Baghdad militarys lack of city-fighting skills could lead to drawn-out bloodbaths where ISIS fighters booby-trap buildings and set up kill zones for advancing Iraqi troops "Iraqi security forces are not terribly proficient in urban warfare" James Clapper the US director of national intelligence told Charlie Rose Mar 3 Ancient Muslim sectarian strife also makes the fight for Tikrit and other ISIS-held Iraqi cities challenging The fact that Iranian-backed Shiite militias are leading some of the units attacking the city could make retaking it and others more difficult The militias are allied with the Shiite-led Iraqi government But both ISIS and most residents of the Iraqi territory it occupies are Sunnis That could make the residents reluctant to join forces with their Shiite liberators as well as keep them from abandoning their co-religionists The kind of urban warfare facing the Iraqi forces "is very very different very complex requires a great deal of skill great deal of precision to be successful" Marine Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency warned Congress recently Ultimately Iraqi forces could opt for patience They could cordon off a city with a porous ring of tanks and armored vehicles That would let civilians flee while keeping ISIS reinforcements and supplies out Pressure could be ratcheted up by shutting off water and power One way or another with enough fighters weapons time and will the attackers generally prevail The real challenge is making sure time and will are on your side before advancing into the city Write to Mark Thompson at mark_thompson@timemagazinecomSlovakia rejects treaty combating violence against women | Reuters World Reuters Feb 22 2018 22:18:20 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Updated Date: Feb 22 2018 22:18 PM Tags : Reuters Also See its product is implanted into the body but can be surgically removed after about two months. described similar attacks since the violence began early this week. spend real money if they’re impatient — and it’s easy to get impatient), Stumble once and you’ll find a gorilla-thing swiping at your heels. Blowing stuff up, Yesterday,You will now be able to get your hands on bags of frozen halloumi fries, In the letter signed by SERAP Deputy Director, we don’t face similar threats in the future” the president added.
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