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Swedish National Defence College.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The development in the world is clear, more and more people move into cities. With this de-velopment comes a military challenge, urban conflicts will also increase. Theorists in urban warfare explain that the environment inhibits maneuver and the usual manoeuvrist ap-proach surround the city to obstruct enemy supply line. Is that not a paradox using maneu-ver warfare in urban terrain, when clearly the terrain prevents maneuvering?The purpose of this study is to investigate how useful maneuver warfare is in urbanized ter-rain. Furthermore the study will examine how the doctrines Swedish armed forces use in ur-ban terrain to determine how maneuver warfare is used. Lastly, the similarities and differ-ences between theory of maneuver warfare and the Swedish doctrine where examined.The study shows that the theory maneuver warfare is useable in urban warfare. The most useful principle of maneuver warfare is mission-type orders. Due to the complex environ-ment commanders will face challenges such as poor communications and interrupted line of sights its therefore critical that the objective of the operation is clear.

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Manöverkrigföring, SIB, MOUT, urban strid, Alice Hills, William S Lind
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5489OAI: diva2:825827
Subject / course
War Studies Thesis
Educational program
Officersprogrammet (OP)
Available from: 2015-07-06 Created: 2015-06-24 Last updated: 2015-08-04Bibliographically approved

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