Urban Warfare in the 21st Century

Urban Warfare in the 21st Century
  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Professor Anthony King launches his latest book which examines the character and impact of urban warfare in modern times.

Over the last two decades, warfare has migrated into cities. The major military battles of recent times have taken place in densely populated urban areas. Today’s urban warfare has coalesced into gruelling micro-sieges, extending from the street level to the airspace above cities. Combatants fight for individual buildings, streets and districts, while social media has enabled these battles to be communicated to a global audience.

To mark the launch of his new book, 'Urban Warfare in the Twenty-First Century', join leading sociologist Professor Anthony King as he considers why this shift to urban warfare is happening. He will explore the defining characteristics of urban warfare in our times and reflect on the military and political implications of such conflicts.

Professor Jonathan Boff will chair a panel discussion, drawing on close analysis of recent urban battles and their historical antecedents to consider how operations in cities, while not new, have become highly distinctive.

Panellists include:

General Sir Patrick Sanders – Commander of Strategic Command

Professor Sir Simon Wessely – Regius Professor of Psychiatry, King’s College London and Co-director of the King’s Centre for Military Health Research

Shahshank Joshi – Defence Editor, 'The Economist'

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