TITLE

"Who Won the Battle of Fallujah?"

AUTHOR(S)
Brower, Kenneth S.
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Feb2005, Vol. 131 Issue 2, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the U.S. Marine Corps and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The U.S. Marine Corps and the IDF are both conducting low-intensity combat in an urban environment. The IDF force structure primarily consists of heavy armored forces. It has deployed unique 44-ton Achzarit infantry assault vehicles, 55-ton Nakpadon infantry carriers and 50-ton Puma combat engineer vehicles that are based on deturreted tank hulls. IDF heavily armored combat teams can easily penetrate urban areas defended by low-quality militia equipped with obsolescent crew-served weapons.
ACCESSION #
15938821

 

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