Global Warrior: Averting WWIII

Overview

This book sports a counter-intuitive cover, because "U.S. combat as usual" is not getting the job done. It may carefully preserve GI lives, but it's still losing the wars. What the Pentagon needs in Afghanistan, Africa, and elsewhere is some truly light infantrymen (in the Asian tradition). Even its special operators lack the light-infantry assault, defense, and escape/evasion skills to make them good force multipliers. With the defense budget being cut and a low-intensity global conflict in progress, all that ...

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Overview

This book sports a counter-intuitive cover, because "U.S. combat as usual" is not getting the job done. It may carefully preserve GI lives, but it's still losing the wars. What the Pentagon needs in Afghanistan, Africa, and elsewhere is some truly light infantrymen (in the Asian tradition). Even its special operators lack the light-infantry assault, defense, and escape/evasion skills to make them good force multipliers. With the defense budget being cut and a low-intensity global conflict in progress, all that must change. Contrary to the arms manufacturers' claims, light infantry can hold its own in conventional battle with acceptable losses. It can also be combined with camera/computer-triggered antitank rockets and other technological marvels. Herein are ways for the U.S. infantry squad to reestablish surprise during a partially compromised assault, new skill sets for its riflemen, and the most detailed study of Pakistan's internal strife in existence. Without more light-infantry expertise, the Pentagon has little chance of countering Communist and Islamist expansion.

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Editorial Reviews

The Counter Terrorist
[H]e [the author] has a more comprehensive understanding of the threats and adversaries that the 'free world' faces than many others do. . . . One need not share [all of] Poole's conclusions to benefit greatly from his superior insight into the nature of modern conflict. I have no doubt that you will find as many nuggets of wisdom in Global Warrior as I have.
Aerospace Daily
After watching the Soviet Union go bankrupt, the PRC [People's Republic of China] has no intention of playing by Western rules,' Poole writes in his latest book, 'Global Warrior: Averting WWIII.
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (GA)
American soldiers could find themselves at a disadvantage in the next global war unless they develop better ... light infantry tactics.... [A] new book titled Global Warrior: Averting WWIII ... points to possible threats from Islamist, Communist and criminals elements.... America may have the best equipment and finances ... but [that] won't add up to victory.
Leatherneck
Global Warrior has several chapters devoted to advanced infantryman and police[man]-type tactics. . . . It is time to shift control of this vital asset from our higher military headquarters to the small-unit leader.
Military Officers Magazine
With more worries at home, many Americans want to end all U.S. military involvement overseas. Global Warrior: Averting WWIII, proves even more involvement is necessary, but of a different kind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981865935
  • Publisher: Posterity Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2011
  • Edition description: 103 illustrations
  • Pages: 414
  • Sales rank: 945,872
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

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 in Vietnam, he did his last seven as an enlisted tactics instructor. That allowed him to see why U.S. troops continue to have so much trouble with Eastern adversaries. Their own tactical techniques are simply outmoded so unlikely to surprise anyone as to be premachinegun in design. How to correct this little oversight on the part of their "superiors" forms the framework of Poole's work.

Since retirement from the Marine Corps in 1993, John Poole has written eleven tactics/intelligence supplements for a U.S. military audience. As of September 2010, he had also conducted multiday training sessions (on 4GW squad tactics) at 40 (mostly Marine) battalions, nine Marine schools, and seven special-operations units from all four U.S. service branches. Since 2000, he has done research in Mainland China (twice), North Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, India (twice), Pakistan (twice), Iran, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Sudan, Tanzania, Venezuela, and Sri Lanka. Over the course of his lifetime, he has visited scores of other nations on all five continents. He tried to visit Lahore in the late Spring of 2011, but his visa request was not honored by the Pakistani government.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
 
Part One: The World's Ongoing Crises
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The National Intelligence Estimate
Chapter 3: The Islamist Threat
Chapter 4: The Communist Threat
Chapter 5: The Criminal Threat
Chapter 6: Where Threats Combine
Chapter 7: If Current Trends Continue
 
Part Two: A Closer Look at Peripheral Hot-Spots
Chapter 8: Latest Developments in Yemen
Chapter 9: Al-Qaeda's Takeover of Somalia
Chapter 10: Much Depends on Pakistan
Chapter 11: The Resupply Routes into Afghanistan
Chapter 12: Why All the Trouble in Thailand?
Chapter 13: All This over Ocean Chokepoints?
 
Part Three: Averting WWIII through Tiny Detachments
Chapter 14: How Eastern Players Influence Things
Chapter 15: A U.S. Version of the Chinese Model
Chapter 16: How Best to Make a 4GW Difference
Chapter 17: Opportunity-Based Offense
Chapter 18: Opportunity-Based Defense
Chapter 19: Rifleman Tactics
Chapter 20: Acquiring Enough Individual Skill
Chapter 21: Policeman Tactics
Chapter 22: Conclusion
 
Appendices
A: Bottom-Up Training
B: What's Now Possible in War
 
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
About the Author
Name Index
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