A Quick and Dirty Guide to city fighting. Jim Dunnigan reports on what the Israelis have learned — and what we can learn from them.
One little thing.
I can’t remember where I read it, so I can’t give a citation (anyone out there who knows, please post a cite):
“When fighting in cities, the moment you become concerned about preserving the city, instead of defeating the enemy, you lose.”
I’m pretty sure it’s not Sun Tzu, but I don’t remember where I read it. That may not even be an entirely accurate quote (I doubt that it is word for word), but the meaning is the same.
(full disclosure: the reason I am being so f*cking legalistic is that I once posted such a vague recollection without refering to it as a vague recollection, and got accused of plagerism. I don’t remember who said it. I don’t remember what they actually said. It could be that I derived the “quotation” from something that implied this, or even took it to task. It’s not 100% original me, but I don’t recall who to give credit enough to to give a footnote)