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Urban Futures, Technology and Military Operations: Managing Disaster, Terror, and Tanks in 2020-2040 | Columbia SIPA

2014 marked the first year in which over 50% of the world’s population lived in an urban area, and projections show that by 2050, that proportion could approach 70%. As these numbers climb, so does the probability that the US Army will be called to operate in a dense urban environment for operations ranging from disaster relief to counterinsurgency and beyond.