Expeditionary Eagles: Outmaneuvering the Talibanby H. John Poole, Ray L. Smith (Foreword by), Michael Leahy (Illustrator)
Expeditionary Eagles: Outmaneuvering the Taliban is an exciting read about developments as recent as June 2010 in Afghanistan and Pakistan. A longtime student of the Eastern mindset and small-unit tactics, its author has the perfect background for some helpful advice on how now quickly to win the war. That advice takes the form of an intelligence and
Expeditionary Eagles: Outmaneuvering the Taliban is an exciting read about developments as recent as June 2010 in Afghanistan and Pakistan. A longtime student of the Eastern mindset and small-unit tactics, its author has the perfect background for some helpful advice on how now quickly to win the war. That advice takes the form of an intelligence and tactical-technique supplement. U.S. planners have yet to realize the power of the Taliban's grassroots approach. To do anything about it, they will have to widely disperse their forces to joint outposts in all towns/neighborhoods along major highways. That's because those highways have been the principal conduits of Taliban wherewithal in and fund-raising drugs out.
Gen. Anthony C. Zinni (USMC Ret.), former head of CENTCOM: "John Poole has produced another superb work that offers insightful and well-researched guidance on . . . confronting the Taliban. Expeditionary Eagles: Outmaneuvering the Taliban should be required reading for our military and policy makers."
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Through an inverted military career, H. John Poole has discovered a few things that more promotable people miss. After spending his first two years as a combat commander, he did his last seven as an enlisted tactics instructor. That allowed him to see why U.S. troops have always had so much trouble outmaneuvering their immediate adversaries. Their tactical techniques (like football plays) are quite simply outmoded. These U.S. small-unit maneuvers are so unlikely to surprise anyone as to be "premachinegun" in format. This oversight on the part of their commanders and how to compensate for it forms the framework of Poole's work.
Since retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1993, Poole has has traveled extensively in both Communist and Islamist worlds. He has also written 10 other tactics/intelligence supplements and conducted multiday training sessions for 40 U.S. battalions, 9 schools, and 7 special operations units. As most U.S. intelligence personnel know too little about the Eastern thought process and evolution of squad tactics, these supplements provide currently deployed GIs with a rare glimpse into their enemies' intentions. Since 2000, Poole has done research in Russia, Mainland China (twice), North Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India (three times), Pakistan (three times), Iran, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Sudan, Tanzania, and Venezuela. Over the course of his lifetime, he has further traveled throughout Asia, Europe, and most of the Western Hemisphere. He has lived (or been stationed) in Mexico, Panama, Vietnam, and Japan. Between early tours in the Marine Corps (from 1969 to 1971), Poole worked as a criminal investigator for the Illinois Bureau of Investigation (IBI). After attending the State Police Academy, he worked out of the IBI's Chicago office.
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