Recommended books by H. John Poole

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Product picture for Guardian Joe: How Less Force Helps the Warrior by H. John Poole
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A must read for all those actually trying to win at war. After briefly discussing the U.S. commander's wartime perspective, a Vietnam vet and 36-year student/instructor of light-infantry tactics describes which advanced movement skills all squads and below must now develop -- to do well at modern warfare. For company grade officers responsible for the troops' battlefield welfare and success, Guardian Joe offers a comprehensive look into Irregular Warfare (IW). For those troops themselves, it...
Book cover from The Tigers Way: A U.S. Privates Best Chance for Survival by H. John Poole
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This book is not just fun reading for determined riflemen, but vital self-defense info. for all security ranks and jobs. The Pentagon lost on the ground 40 years ago, and its squad tactics haven't changed much. Herein lie more advanced techniques for every category of short-range combat. They will permit better small-unit maneuvers (and fewer losses) for every intensity of combat. As Western ordnance turned more lethal, Eastern armies came to rely on tiny semi-autonomous elements. Most provide...
Book cover from Tactics of the Crescent Moon: Militant Muslim Combat Methods by H. John Poole
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This book is on the most prestigious pre-deployment reading lists for both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps, because it fully details the Islamists' yet-to-be-defeated 4GW method. That method is best countered by "truly light" infantry tactics, but America has had only "line" infantry since 1943. Its members travel mostly by truck and fight mostly with supporting arms. That's because the Pentagon is still practicing a "higher-tech" version of 2GW (killing as many enemy as possible). How...
Book cover from Phantom Soldier: The Enemys Answer to U.S. Firepower by H. John Poole
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"Phantom Soldier" is now on the U.S. Army's most prestigious pre-deployment reading list for a reason. It won't please those who have come to believe that wars are won and casualties limited through technology, or that the victor's version of one is always correct. But, all U.S. security personnel should read it. Possibly the West's best treatise on Oriental warfare, it sheds new light on what Asian infantry can do: (1) alternate between guerrilla, mobile, and positional warfare; (2) use...
Book cover from Homeland Siege: Tactics for Police and Military by H. John Poole
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America is still in serious trouble. There's no way all of her internal problems have been self-inflicted. Yet, many still believe: (1) ISIS and al-Qaeda are her only foes; (2) her intelligence agencies see every threat coming; and (3) her military is the best in the world at all things. This book reassesses the breakdown from a "bottom-up" perspective, as that's how Islamists, Communists, and criminals like to take over. The tiniest of clues have been collected to arrive at the most likely...
Book cover from Strategic Rifleman: Key to More Moral Warfare by H. John Poole
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There are two types of riflemen in this world: (1) heavy as in America, who mostly know how to use their weapons and follow orders; and (2) light as in most U.S. adversaries, who are adept at maneuver and allowed to use more initiative. In any one-on-one encounter, light often "trumps" heavy. That's why this book has been written--to give the average U.S. enlistee some way to broaden his own infantry knowledge. No U.S. commander would object to the extra learning for it gives him a more...
Book cover from Renewable Energy: Sources For Fuels And Electricity by H. John Poole
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Written and edited by the world's leading experts, Renewable Energy is the most comprehensive reference work on alternative energy ever published. Overall performance, cost, market potential, and environmental impact are assessed for fuels and electricity derived from hydroelectric, wind, photovoltaics, solar-thermal, geothermal, ocean, and biomass energy sources. In addition, practical and specific recommendations for promoting the adoption of renewables on a broad scale and presented and...
Book cover from Afrique: A Warning for America by H. John Poole
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Afrique offers a detailed "in-theater" intelligence brief on the extent of Chinese expansion in Africa. In the process, it uncovers several disturbing facts: (1) how America's current heroin deluge is due to a largely unimpeded drug conduit across Africa; (2) how the 1994 Rwandan genocide still goes on in the Eastern DRC; (3) how freedom has hit the skids in South Africa; and (4) how the U.S. has been deprived of natural resources essential to its own defense. But, at the same time, this book...
Book cover from Militant Tricks: Battlefield Ruses of the Islamic Insurgent by H. John Poole
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This book is now on the U.S. Army's most prestigious pre-deployment reading list. Since 9/11, our deployed troops have learned many things. Though the war in Afghanistan is still raging, many of their hard-won lessons have yet to assimilated by the Stateside bureaucracy. To help, Militant Tricks has recounted America's progress in Iraq and Afghanistan from the standpoint of East Asian deception. Both countries were part of the Mongol Empire for over 200 years and thus prone to every sort of...
Book cover from Terrorist Trail: Backtracking the Foreign Fighter by H. John Poole
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This book is about covertly penetrating the enemy heartland along the ground. At the height of the Iraq War, it was selling to Marines in the Euphrates Valley at a rate of 200 per month. That's because it helped them to seize the initiative. First, it describes the West's most effective counter-guerrilla force. This was not the British in Malaysia, but Rhodesia's Selous Scouts. Their ability to operate safely as tiny teams deep in enemy territory is the model to which all U.S. special operators...