Author: Todd C. Helmus Russell W. Glenn
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: implications, urban, warfare, reactions, stress, mind, combat, steeling
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 0833037021
ISBN-13: 9780833037022

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