What do urban warfare experts really want for Christmas? In this holiday-themed episode of the Urban Warfare Project Podcast, Colonel (CA) John Spencer is joined by two urban warfare scholars to talk about the specialized tools and capabilities they hope Santa will bring. Major Jayson Geroux is a member of the First Canadian Division Headquarters and Mr. Stuart Lyle is the urban operations research lead for the UK-based Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

From greater resources directed toward meeting the unique challenges of urban environments to more specialized training infrastructure to urban-optimized weapon systems, Col. Spencer, Maj. Geroux, and Mr. Lyle highlight the items that would help militaries most improve their preparedness for urban warfare. Happy Holidays!

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Special thanks to Cadet Ben Phocas for post-production editing.

The views expressed are those of the participants and do not reflect the official position of the United States Military Academy, Department of the Army, or Department of Defense, or that of any organization with which the participants are affiliated, including the 1st Canadian Division Headquarters, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Canadian Department of National Defence, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, or the UK Ministry of Defence.

Image credit: Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels, US Marine Corps