Recommended books by H. John Poole

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Product picture for 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 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 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 Guardian Joe: How Less Force Helps the Warrior by H. John Poole
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This book is different from all the rest. 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 provides...
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 Tequila Junction: 4th-Generation Counterinsurgency by H. John Poole
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Don't recognize this drug-funded Maoist army? Its operatives have been busy in at least nine Latin American countries. Bringing an end to America's white-heroin deluge may take temporarily reinforcing -- with a lone U.S. infantry squad -- a few police outposts in Colombia, Panama, and Mexico. After briefly noting the extent of criminal, Communist, and Islamist subversion throughout the region, this book shows the Unconventional Warfare (UW) techniques that 14 isolated GIs might need to vie with...
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 Expeditionary Eagles: Outmaneuvering the Taliban by H. John Poole
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The NATO contingent hasn't been forced from Afghanistan by Muslim radicals, but by drug runners. The Haqqani Network responsible for many of the highest visibility Kabul attacks is one of the oldest drug cartels in the region. With the supply of heroin on the rise in America and Europe, one has to wonder how much organized-crime lobbying had to do with the final defense strategy. Only with less smuggling of drugs out and ordnance in, can the problem be solved. Both have been broken down into...
Book cover from Gung Ho: The Corps Most Progressive Tradition by H. John Poole
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Don't confuse change with progress. Former Leathernecks now need to take much more interest in the welfare of their modernday counterparts. Here's why. The machinegun's terrible toll from WWI should have made every nation's small-unit tactics more surprise-oriented, yet most U.S. squads are still stuck with pre-machinegun maneuvers that only enhance parent-unit firepower and control. Until every American infantry and special-operations company is allowed to develop a few of its own more covert...
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...