Urban Warriors

The U.S. will do everything it can to avoid fighting Iraqi troops in the streets of Baghdad, but if it comes to that, its soldiers are trained to adapt their tactics and battle gear to fit the urban t

THE WEAPONS

The coalition's technological advantage is less important when the combat is face to face and takes place in neighborhoods the Iraqis know and control. Intelligence will be crucial: blueprints of the city's infrastructure and satellite photos to identify Iraqi movement will help, as will specially designed urban-combat gear

INFANTRY Army soldiers and Marines travel in groups of eight or less

APACHE LONGBOW Army vehicle can unleash Hellfire antitank missiles but is susceptible to ground fire

UH-60 BLACK HAWK Army transport attack vehicle can drop troops and defend them with mounted machine guns

THE SOLDIERS

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