Urban Combat Service Support Operations: The Shoulders of Atlas, Issue 1717

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RAND, 2003 - History - 153 pages
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Gives an overview of the formidable tasks facing US Army combat service support (CSS) in urban operations and recommends ways for the CSS community to prepare itself to meet them. The inevitability of US armed forces future involvement in urban contingencies worldwide demands that those responsible for arming, manning, sustaining, and otherwise supporting these operations prepare for the challenges inherent in such undertakings. This report gives an overview of these formidable tasks and recommends ways for the US Army combat service support (CSS) community to prepare itself to meet them.

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Russell Glenn is a senior analyst for RAND in Santa Monica, California. A graduate of West Point, he was an officer in the U.S. Army from 1975 to 1997.

Yitao Jeffery Ding is a 16-year-old high school student born in Beijing, China. Yitao is a graduate of Beijing Huijia School and Beijing No. 4 High School and is currently a student at The Governor's Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts. A big fan of politics and technology, Yitao has attended numerous political discussion forums and has established an IT company, Yitao Innovative Technology, that focuses on futuristic consumer electronics.

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