Blood and Concrete

21st Century Conflict in Urban Centers and Megacities—A Small Wars Journal Anthology

by Robert J. Bunker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 13/01/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 768
ISBN : 9781984573759

About the Book

Blood and Concrete: 21st Century Conflict in Urban Centers and Megacities provides a foundation for understanding urban operations and sustaining urban warfare research. This Small Wars Journal (SWJ) Anthology documents over a decade of writings on urban conflict. In addition to essays originally published at SWJ, it adds new content, including an introduction by the editors, a preface, “Blood and Concrete,” by David Kilcullen, a foreword, “Urban Warfare Studies,” by John Spencer, a postscript, “Cities in the Crossfire: The Rise of Urban Violence,” by Margarita Konaev, and an afterword, “Urban Operations: Meeting Challenges, Seizing Opportunities, Improving the Approach,” by Russell W. Glenn. These essays frame the discussion found in the collection’s remaining forty-nine chapters. Blood and Concrete continues the legacy of Small Wars Journal’s coverage of urban operations, conflict, and combat.

About the Author

Dave Dilegge is Editor-in-Chief of Small Wars Journal. Dr. Robert J. Bunker is an Adjunct Research Professor, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA and a Senior Fellow with Small Wars Journal—El Centro. Dr. John P. Sullivan served as a Lieutenant with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and is a Senior Fellow with Small Wars Journal—El Centro. Dr. Alma Keshavarz is a Small Wars Journal—El Centro Associate. She received her PhD in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University.