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(1) As used by the U.S.Census Bureau,the term refers to all areas that are urban.Since the 2000 census,that includes urban clusters and urbanized areas.An urban cluster is a densely settled territory with more than 2,500 people but less than 50,000.An urbanized area is one “consisting of a central place(s) and adjacent territory with a general population density of at least 1,000 people per square mile of land area that together have a minimum residential population of at least 50,000 people.”(2) The Census Bureau's definition of “urban area”has changed several times in the past. If researching a particular subject that uses the term,it may be important to find the definition in effect at the time the book or article was written. (3) In popular speech,any densely populated area of a city or town.

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3 Military Operations on Urban Terrain, was published in 1998 covering tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) from the individual Marine to the battalion-level operations.
46) Max Neiman, "Urban Operations: Social Meaning, the Urban Built Form and Economic Function," in Desch, Soldiers in Cities: Military Operations on Urban Terrain, 139-147.
Just as last year for BSRF-10, the training will be in the almost 50-year-old Novo Selo Training Area of Bulgaria, which accommodates the training with approximately 55-square-miles of land, designated ranges for combat marksmanship, sectors for convoy and patrol operations, and dedicated urban combat environments for Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) training.
Overall, their tanks performed well in Beirut but simply were not designed to fight in urban terrain.
San Diego, is being awarded a $12,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a Special Operations Force Military Operations on Urban Terrain Training Complex (Part A) at San C1emente Island.
These high-resolution maps can be used to help Soldiers visualize threats on the battlefield, conduct mission planning, augment target folders, check on project status for the Corps's reconstruction projects, and gain a better understanding of the urban terrain.
The most effective training in this environment is for the squad leader to sit down with his squad and talk," wrote a group of Marines in a report titled "Lessons Learned: Infantry Squad Tactics in Military Operations in Urban Terrain During Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq.
The Special Crisis Operation for Urban Terrain (SCOUT) is an advanced tactical-response support system originally developed by Kinetic Solutions of St.
Furthermore, the author contends that urban terrain has become the preferred battlespace of US adversaries in the early twenty-first century.
It protects soldiers' lives, especially in low intensity conflicts fighting in urban terrain, and inside inhabited buildings, aeroplanes, buses or trains.

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