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Glenn, Russell W.

Works: 51 works in 259 publications in 1 language and 21,026 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Military history  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Russell W Glenn
Training the 21st century police officer : redefining police professionalism for the Los Angeles Police Department( )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,274 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( )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,082 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
Steeling the mind : combat stress reactions and their implications for urban warfare by Todd C Helmus( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combat stress casualties are not necessarily higher in city operations than operations on other types of terrain. Commanders and NCOs in the U.S. military should develop the necessary skills to treat and prevent stress casualties and understand their implications for urban operations. Consequently, the authors provide an overview of combat stress reaction (CSR) in the form of a review of its known precipitants, its battlefield treatment, and the preventive steps commanders can take to limit its extent and severity. In addition, to enhance the understanding of the risks that urban operations pose to the development of CSR, the authors interviewed participants in former urban operations and reviewed historical and contemporary documents. Many of those interviewed suggest that urban operations are inordinately stressful and that the risk of CSR may be high. But historical data from the battles of Brest, Manila, and Hue, as well as others, show no evidence of increased rates of stress casualties. The authors also review treatment and prevention steps from the perspective of military operations on urbanized terrain
Unweaving the web : deception and adaptation in future urban operations by Scott Gerwehr( )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,985 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
Enlisting Madison Avenue : the marketing approach to earning popular support in theaters of operation by Todd C Helmus( )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,981 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( )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,955 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
Urban battle command in the twenty-first century by Russell W Glenn( )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the operational challenges posed by the urban environment and proposes several recommendations to surmount them
The art of darkness : deception and urban operations by Scott Gerwehr( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,651 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
Band of brothers or dysfunctional family? : a military perspective on coalition challenges during stability operations by Russell W Glenn( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 934 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
All glory is fleeting : insights from the second Lebanon war by Russell W Glenn( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Hizballah raid along the Lebanon-Israel border on July 12, 2006, resulted in the capture of two Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers and others killed and wounded. The response from Jerusalem was both quick and violent, surprising Hizballah's leadership and triggering the month-long Second Lebanon War. The event left the IDF a chastened force and Israel an introspective nation. The IDF's efforts to learn from the war and correct recognized deficiencies began immediately. This book draws on information provided by serving IDF personnel during a March 2007 conference held in Tel Aviv, interviews with retired IDF officers, and written sources. The analysis first reviews identified shortfalls, then offers an external perspective to provide further thoughts on sources of difficulties and analyze what the conflict offers the U.S. military in the way of lessons that might assist as it confronts operational challenges today and in the future
New directions in strategic thinking 2.0 : ANU Strategic et Defence Studies Centre's golden anniversary conference proceedings( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

July 1966 saw the founding of The Australian National University's Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (SDSC). Fifty years later, the Centre celebrated its half-century of research, publication, teaching and informing government decision-makers with a two-day conference entitled 'New Directions in Strategic Thinking 2.0', the numerical designator being a tip of the hat to a similar event conducted, as noted in Dr Brendan Taylor's foreword, in 1980. That pair of days saw the podium graced by many of the world's premier thinkers in the strategic studies field. The evening between them brought together academics, practitioners and other honoured guests at a commemorative dinner held beneath the widespread wings of the 'G for George' bomber in the Australian War Memorial, an event privileged by speaker Brendan Sargeant, Associate Secretary of the Australian Department of Defence, and Professor Desmond Ball making one of his last public appearances--Introduction
Urban battle command in the 21st century by Russell W Glenn( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban areas are notorious for complicating operational planning, command, control, and the communications that facilitate the three. Frequent interruptions of line of sight due to the prolificacy of man-made structures interfere with radio and global positioning system signals. They often combine with extreme noise, dust, smoke, and light conditions to impede leader control at all echelons. The density of noncombatants and their potentially crucial influence on friendly force success further demand effective employment and synchronization of psychological operations, civil affairs, public affairs, and other resources. Savvy use of existent systems, employing decentralized control procedures, and innovation all have their place in overcoming these inherent limitations in the service of achieving objectives across the spectrum of conflict
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 265 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."
Urban combat service support operations : the shoulders of Atlas by Russell W Glenn( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 195 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
Combat in hell : a consideration of constrained urban warfare by Russell W Glenn( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 187 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
Heavy matter : urban operations' density of challenges by Russell W Glenn( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 186 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
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 )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 186 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
Marching under darkening skies : the American military and the impending urban operations threat by Russell W Glenn( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 185 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
Ready for Armageddon : proceedings of the 2001 RAND Arroyo-Joint ACTD-CETO-USMC Nonlethal and Urban Operations Program Urban Operations Conference( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 178 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
The city's many faces : proceedings of the RAND Arroyo-MCWL-J8 UWG Urban Operations conference, April 13-14, 1999( Book )

7 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
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Training the 21st century police officer : redefining police professionalism for the Los Angeles Police Department
Street smart : intelligence preparation of the battlefield for urban operationsSteeling the mind : combat stress reactions and their implications for urban warfareUnweaving the web : deception and adaptation in future urban operationsEnlisting Madison Avenue : the marketing approach to earning popular support in theaters of operationCounterinsurgency in a test tube : analyzing the success of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI)Urban battle command in the twenty-first centuryThe art of darkness : deception and urban operationsUrban battle command in the 21st century
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