Date of Award

2-2015

Document Type

Capstone-Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Program Name

Military Studies

Capstone Instructor

Dr. Vincent R. Lindenmyer

Abstract

Given the demographic and economic trends of urbanization and globalization, the future battlefield for most modern military forces is an urban one. Joint publications have failed to prescribe any doctrinal decision making tools for the comparative employment of Field Artillery and Air Force assets in urban operational environments. This paper comparatively analyzes Field Artillery and Air Force delivered fire support during the joint targeting process as applied in urban terrain with the aim of discovering the doctrinal principles or variables that should underlie weapon platform selection.

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