Episode 32: Urban Warfare
David Stone, Timothy Hoyt, Nicholas Sarantakes
In this episode Jon O’Gorman hosts David Stone, Timothy Hoyt and Nicholas Sarantakes to explore the question, "When does it makes strategic sense to fight in a city?" We begin by discussing our theorist's opinion about the theory behind the issue, in particular why fighting in cites might or might not make sense from a strategic perspective. We then examine some particular examples, including, among others, Ireland in 1916, Manilla in 1944 and Stalingrad in 1942.
Urban Warfare, Strategy, Battle of Manila, Easter Uprising, Stalingrad, Leningrad, city fights, urban combat, theorists, Clausewitz, Sun Tzu
O'Gorman, Jon, "Episode 32: Urban Warfare" (2023). Profiles in Strategy. 32.