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Glenn, Russell W.

Works: 47 works in 210 publications in 1 language and 16,928 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Military history  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: U167.5.S7, 355.426
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Most widely held works by Russell W Glenn
Reading Athena's dance card : men against fire in Vietnam by Russell W Glenn( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a far different statistic from the 25 percent commonly attributed to U.S. ground forces in World War II."
Training the 21st century police officer : redefining police professionalism for the Los Angeles Police Department( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book summarizes a study conducted by RAND for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The object of this book is to provide analyses and recommendations to assist the LAPD in meeting certain requirements and ultimately enabling LAPD to better serve the interests of the people of Los Angeles through improved training in five critical areas: use of force, search and seizure, arrest procedures, community policing, and diversity awareness
Street smart : intelligence preparation of the battlefield for urban operations by Jamison Jo Medby( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB), the Army's traditional methodology for finding and analyzing relevant information for its operations, is not effective for tackling the operational and intelligence challenges of urban operations. The authors suggest new ways to categorize the complex terrain, infrastructure, and populations of urban environments and incorporate this information into Army planning and decisionmaking processes
The art of darkness : deception and urban operations by Scott Gerwehr( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An area of potential vulnerability for U.S. forces during urban operations is the need to face an adversary's use of deception (a likely part of an overall asymmetric strategy). Significantly, deception is also an area of great potential benefit if employed effectively by U.S. forces as a core component of information operations. Drawing heavily from the historical record as well as such diverse sources as animal biology, social psychology, and criminology, this research seeks to establish a broad theoretical framework within which to consider deception. It concludes that deception is altered in form and abetted in function by the urban environment. This potentiating interrelationship between urban terrain and deception has six fundamental characteristics: (1) The scope of deceptions is greater in the urban environment than any other, (2) the abundant "background noise" of urban environments hampers counterdeception faculties, (3) cities are a rich trove of materials with which to conduct deception, (4) decisionmaking is generally worsened in urban environments relative to other environments, (5) the presence and proximity of noncombatants complicate the intelligence picture at all operational levels, and (6) urban clutter attenuates the leverage of technology. These six factors represent a considerable hindrance when facing adversary deception in built-up areas but can also be a great help to U.S. forces conducting deception in support of urban operations. These findings form the basis of ongoing work to improve U.S. capabilities for countering/employing deception in future urban operations
Combat in hell : a consideration of constrained urban warfare by Russell W Glenn( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armed forces are ever more likely to fight in cities as the world becomes increasingly urbanized. Accordingly, public and moral concerns about the costs of war borne by noncombatants increase as well. This report is a study of urban warfare and its challenges for U.S. armed forces constrained by having to minimize noncombatant casualties and collateral damage. America's armed forces are likely to have to confront the hell of urban combat. They have the potential to do so successfully. However, this environment's challenging character is unalterable; it will consume any force that fights unprepared. This study, based on an in-depth literature search and scores of interviews, has three primary objectives: (1) Describe the conditions confronting a ground force fighting under the constraints of minimizing noncombatant casualties and collateral damage, along with the difficulties of fighting under such conditions in urban areas; (2) Identify U.S. armed forces' current capabilities and ongoing efforts to enhance them; and (3) Determine current shortfalls and present potential remedies for identified vulnerabilities. Consideration of such solutions will include analysis of feasible changes in doctrine, training, and technologies that would give regular U.S. forces the capability to successfully perform constrained urban operations
Steeling the mind : combat stress reactions and their implications for urban warfare by Todd C Helmus( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combat stress casualties are not necessarily higher in city operations than operations on other types of terrain. Commanders and NCOs need to have the skills to treat and prevent stress casualties and understand their implications for urban operations. The authors review the known precipitants of combat stress reaction, its battlefield treatment, and the preventive steps commanders can take to limit its extent and severity
The city's many faces : proceedings of the RAND Arroyo-MCWL-J8 UWG Urban Operations conference, April 13-14, 1999( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arroyo Center, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab and J8 Urban Working Group, provided the urban operations community a broad spectrum of descriptive and analytical presentations in its conference held April 13-14, 1999. The event sought to provide a forum for information exchange and debate on the complete range of possible urban operations likely to challenge U.S. national interests in the next generation. Such activities could include: operations at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of war; domestic and international events; combat, stability, and support missions; service, joint, multinational, and interagency operations, in addition to those involving both active and reserve component forces from the U.S. military; and issues concerning homeland defense and weapons of mass destruction
Capital preservation : preparing for urban operations in the twenty-first century : proceedings of the RAND Arroyo-TRADOC-MCWL-OSD Urban Operations Conference, March 22-23, 2000( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In March 2000, RAND Arroyo Center, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense hosted a conference on urban operations. Its objectives were to explain the significance of urban areas in current and future military operations; consider and discuss methods and means of seizing, stabilizing, or controlling such areas in the 21st century; identify technology requirements across the spectrum of urban operations; and identify C4ISR requirements inherent in military urban operations and ways of meeting these requirements. Along with a detailed introduction by the editor, this document includes transcriptions of each presentation--Provided by the publisher
Heavy matter : urban operations' density of challenges by Russell W Glenn( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study proposes a new way of viewing urban operations, among the most complex challenges facing America's armed forces. Viewing urban operations in light of relevant densities, regardless of whether combat, stability, or support missions predominate, offers a viable means of approaching an otherwise most imposing puzzle. Doing so provides a vehicle to better understand how to conceptualize issues of pertinence, the tasks and missions that will address those issues, and the specific ways of employing elements of national power in the service of strategic objectives. Following an overview of density's potential influence on military operations, the author proposes and discusses five approaches to dealing with its challenges: Matching density with density, effectively reducing densities, maintaining selected densities, addressing density asymmetrically, and capitalizing on urban densities. He concludes with an analysis of density and its implications for information operations conducted in built-up areas
Marching under darkening skies : the American military and the impending urban operations threat by Russell W Glenn( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent history provides evidence that U.S. participation in future urban military operations is inevitable; past events reflect that these operations are extraordinary in their demands on ground and air forces. This report draws on a review of relevant literature, service doctrine, training, and emerging technologies to assess U.S. military preparedness to undertake military operations on urbanized terrain (MOUT). Its concluding pages offer observations and preliminary recommendations addressing identified shortfalls. These recommendations include: (1) The four services should adopt Marine Corps Warfighting Publication 3-35.3 as the initial foundation for a more comprehensive doctrine on joint MOUT; (2) the U.S. Army Center for Lessons Learned should publish a MOUT lessons-learned bulletin; (3) include realistic consideration of operations in urban environments during service and joint exercises; (4) include MOUT considerations in the development of new technologies; (5) provide cadre at urban operations training sites; and (6) provide for complete instrumentation of selected Combat Training Center MOUT facilities
Urban combat service support operations : the shoulders of Atlas by Russell W Glenn( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inevitability of U.S. armed forces future involvement in urban contingencies worldwide demands that those responsible for arming, manning, sustaining, and otherwise supporting these operations prepare for the challenges inherent in such undertakings. This report gives an overview of these formidable tasks and recommends ways for the U.S. Army combat service support (CSS) community to prepare itself to meet them
Denying the widow-maker : summary of proceedings ; RAND-DBBL Conference on Military Operations in Urbanized Terrain( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document is a summary of the two-day military operations on urbanized terrain (MOUT) conference held at the RAND Washington, D.C. office on February 24-25, 1998. The conference was co-hosted by the RAND Arroyo Center and the United States Army Infantry School Dismounted Battlespace Battle Lab. The agenda included presentations on recent historical events (Grozny, Hue), ongoing operations in urban areas (Bosnia), and initiatives underway to improve future force readiness to conduct military operations in cities. Afternoon sessions challenged conference participants to develop near- and longer-term approaches to attain such improvements. This summary is a presentation of views presented and issues debated during the two-day period. Copies of the slides used by conference speakers appear in the appendices. Conference attendees agreed that a continued reliance on Second World War-type combat methods for operations in cities was counterproductive. While it was recognized that near-term improvements would be limited to enhancing current procedures via modified doctrine, training, and extant or proven concept technologies, such changes could at best result in marginal upgrades in force readiness. For the longer term, alternatives to large-scale commitments of U.S. manpower into urban areas and subsequent engagement of adversaries at close range was deemed desirable. Early research reflects that such a significant change in methodology may be feasible by the opening years of the next century's third decade
Ready for Armageddon : proceedings of the 2001 RAND Arroyo-Joint ACTD-CETO-USMC Nonlethal and Urban Operations Program Urban Operations Conference( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On March 22-23, 2001, four organizations co-hosted the fourth annual Urban Operations Conference overseen by RAND Arroyo Center. These organizations were the Military Operations in Urban Terrain Advanced Concepts Technology Demonstration, the Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities, the United States Marine Corps Nonlethal and Urban Operations Program, and the Arroyo Center itself. Consistent with the first three Urban Operations conferences, the objective of this cooperative effort was to identify and investigate notably critical topics of concern to those responsible for making decisions on, preparing for, and conducting operations in urban areas anywhere in the world. This document summarizes the results of the two-day conference. The document will be of interest to individuals in the government and commercial sector whose responsibilities include doctrine, training, leadership, organization, materiel, policy, and facilities (DTLOMP-F) in support of full-spectrum operations on urban terrain in both the immediate future and longer term
Unweaving the web : deception and adaptation in future urban operations by Scott Gerwehr( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deception is a powerful yet understudied instrument of war. Using the extensive literature on deception in the animal kingdom, where ruses of near-infinite variety are applied to offense, defense, and intelligence gathering, the authors delve into the theory of deception to reveal new avenues of experimentation. These pathways may lead to new technologies or training techniques and provoke a new look at deception doctrine applicable at every level of war. ISBN: 0-8330-3159-7 Price: $24.00 Page count: 98
Urban battle command in the twenty-first century by Russell W Glenn( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the operational challenges posed by the urban environment and proposes several recommendations to surmount them
Enlisting Madison Avenue : the marketing approach to earning popular support in theaters of operation by Todd C Helmus( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtually every action, message, and decision of a military force shapes the opinions of an indigenous population: strategic communication, treatment of civilians at vehicle checkpoints, and the accuracy or inaccuracy of aerial bombardment. These of U.S. goodwill mean little if its actions convey otherwise. Consequently, a unified message in both word and deed is fundamental to success. Business marketing practices provide a useful framework for improving U.S. military efforts to shape the attitudes and behaviors of local populations in a theater of operations as well as those of a broader, international audience. Enlisting Madison Avenue extracts lessons from these business practices and adapts them to U.S. military efforts, developing a unique approach to shaping that has the potential improve military-civilian relations, the accuracy of media coverage of operations, communication of U.S. and coalition objectives, and the reputation of U.S. forces in theater and internationally. Foremost among these lessons are the concepts of branding, customer satisfaction, and segmentation of the target audience, all of which serve to maximize the impact and improve the outcome of U.S. shaping efforts
Counterinsurgency in a test tube : analyzing the success of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) by Russell W Glenn( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a matter of weeks to prepare, Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) personnel landed on July 24, 2003, armed for conflict but equally ready to restore peace without firing a shot in anger. RAMSI's aim was to assist the existing government in reestablishing order and rebuilding this island nation plagued by escalating militia violence, crime, and corruption. RAMSI police forces, with the much larger military component in a supporting role, were patrolling the streets alongside their Solomon Islands counterparts on the very day of arrival. This and many other early actions on the part of RAMSI leadership presented a clear and cohesive message that would characterize operations from that day forward: RAMSI had not come to take charge through the use of force, though it had the capability to do so; it had come to assist and protect. This study reviews the remarkable successes, and the few admitted shortcomings, of RAMSI operations through the lens of broader application to current and future counterinsurgency efforts. Foremost among these lessons is the need for consistency of mission and message from leadership down to the lowest echelons of an operation, ensuring that the population is appropriately and consistently informed
Honing the keys to the city : refining the United States Marine Corps reconnaissance force for urban ground combat operations by Russell W. Glenn( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. forces have little live-fire experience with urban warfare, and much of that experience is dated (Hue, South Vietnam, in 1968 and Panama City, Panama, in 1989) or more suited as a negative example (Mogadishu, Somalia). This report seeks to identify current shortfalls in the area of urban ground combat reconnaissance and provide input to assist in the creation of urban combat reconnaissance tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) for the U.S. Marine Corps. The authors discuss four distinct challenges: the constant adaptation demanded by the environment, the complexity of tactical ground reconnaissance in built-up areas, the extraordinary demands of urban operations on military personnel, and the unique demands of these operations on equipment and technology. The analysts' main purpose is to narrow the gap between the sum of these challenges and the doctrinal, training, and equipment solutions immediately or soon-to-be at hand
Corralling the Trojan Horse : a proposal for improving U.S. urban operations preparedness in the period 2000-2025 by Russell W Glenn( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study presents an alternative to continued reliance on close combat urban operations paradigms that require a commitment of large numbers of soldiers to urban actions. It has six mutually reinforcing, largely simultaneous components: intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance enhancements; denial of access; nodal operations; noncombatant control; selective dominance; and post-conflict sustainment. Although the analysis largely focuses on combat operations, these elements are also applicable to serving objectives inherent during stability and support missions, whether these are part of a larger combat contingency or themselves dominate actions in the theater of operations. The period considered is 2000-2025. There is continuity inherent in the analysis. It is recognized that reaching the desired end state of a much improved way of conducting urban operations demands somewhat consistent fiscal policies, technological development, and leader support over that span of years
Band of brothers or dysfunctional family? : a military perspective on coalition challenges during stability operations by Russell W Glenn( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counterinsurgency and other stability operations seldom present a nation with trials that threaten its very survival, barring cases in which that nation is the target of insurgents. Bonds between coalition members are therefore weaker than when threat of annihilation reinforces mutual dependence. Such situations are further complicated by the use of force likely not being the primary implement for attaining ultimate success. Devoid of a preeminent threat and denied primary dependence on armed forces, core coalition objectives tend to be political rather than military in character and include counterinsurgency, nation building, developing government capacity, and providing humanitarian assistance -- activities often associated with stability operations. Armed forces are not staffed or trained to meet the long-term demands of many of these tasks. An alliance or coalition must therefore incorporate participation by other government agencies and -- ultimately -- that of the indigenous government and its population more than is expected during conventional combat operations. Recent contingencies have also seen commercial enterprises, militias, intergovernmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations become key participants in these undertakings. The result is coalitions of a size seldom seen and with a number of affiliations rarely, if ever, approached before the late 20th century. This monograph investigates the dramatic expansion of challenges confronting alliances and coalitions today and thereafter considers potential solutions that include questioning the conception of what constitutes a coalition in today's world
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Reading Athena's dance card : men against fire in Vietnam
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Training the 21st century police officer : redefining police professionalism for the Los Angeles Police DepartmentStreet smart : intelligence preparation of the battlefield for urban operationsThe art of darkness : deception and urban operationsCombat in hell : a consideration of constrained urban warfareSteeling the mind : combat stress reactions and their implications for urban warfareThe city's many faces : proceedings of the RAND Arroyo-MCWL-J8 UWG Urban Operations conference, April 13-14, 1999Capital preservation : preparing for urban operations in the twenty-first century : proceedings of the RAND Arroyo-TRADOC-MCWL-OSD Urban Operations Conference, March 22-23, 2000Heavy matter : urban operations' density of challenges