In this episode of MWI’s Urban Warfare Project Podcast, John Spencer is joined by Lt. Gen. James Rainey. He currently serves as the commander of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In 2004, he was the battalion commander of 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment during the Second Battle of Fallujah, Iraq, also called Operation Phantom Fury.

In the conversation, Lt. Gen. Rainey discusses the context, planning, and execution of the battle. He also shares his thoughts on the unique challenges of conducting high-intensity combat in dense urban terrain and what missions the US Army may be required to conduct in cities in the future.

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Image credit: Sgt. 1st Class Johancharles Van Boers, US Army