Tequila Junction: 4th-Generation Counterinsurgencyby H. John Poole, Michael Leahy
Wondering why so much inexpensive white heroin is now reaching U.S. streets? Read this book. Drugs produce big money, and big money ... political leverage. Only five "rightist" regimes now remain in the Western Hemisphere. Peru was last to elect a leftist president, and Mexico will be next. Al-Qaeda has had nothing to do with this. Herein lies the culprit/b>
Wondering why so much inexpensive white heroin is now reaching U.S. streets? Read this book. Drugs produce big money, and big money ... political leverage. Only five "rightist" regimes now remain in the Western Hemisphere. Peru was last to elect a leftist president, and Mexico will be next. Al-Qaeda has had nothing to do with this. Herein lies the culprit and its localized source of political advisers and campaign funding. Blocking this incursion before it too greatly affects the homeland may take augmenting a few host-country outposts in Colombia, Panama, and Mexico with lone U.S. infantry squads. Part Three has the Unconventional Warfare techniques those squad members will need to vie with many times their number of drug runners and revolutionaries. It also shows how to secretly blanket an area with fire team zones. By closely describing counterinsurgency at the company level and below, this book makes a perfect supplement to the official (higher-echelon) manual.
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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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