What are the advantages and disadvantages of using artillery in urban warfare? What are the tactics, techniques, and procedures that work best when using indirect fires during operations in cities? How has artillery been used by both Russia and Ukraine over the last fifteen months of war? This episode of MWI’s Urban Warfare Project Podcast tackles those questions and more as John Spencer is joined by Captain Christopher J. (CJ) Drew, an artillery officer in the 82nd Airborne Division.
In the conversation, Captain Drew explains the basic artillery and other types of fires available to the US military. He also discusses many of the considerations and other concerns that must be accounted for during the employment of artillery in urban warfare, as well as the ideal tactics and the effects of particular indirect fire systems. He goes on to share his thoughts on the particular opportunities presented by the ongoing war in Ukraine to analyze the role of artillery in large-scale combat operations in dense urban areas.
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