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Recognizing that “wars are not won by machines and weapons but by the soldiers who use them,” this comprehensive manual not only informs the reader of the timeless skills necessary to survive on the battlefield, but also instructs the soldier on how to perform and execute these tasks to succeed in combat. From concealment and mobility to first aid and personal care, you too can possess the knowledge armed service people are equipped with so they can do their jobs properly and confidently. This informative and exhaustive guide draws upon the real-life experiences of soldiers who have faced warfare and lived in combat zones.
Practical and explicit instructions on team formation, proper positioning for offensive and defensive maneuvers, and handling of equipment and weaponry are thoroughly explained. Also included is advice on life-saving CPR and wound-care techniques; sections on combat intelligence and nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare; and appendices covering mines, demolitions, obstacles, combat in urban areas, tracking, and evasion and escape. Illustrations throughout the book depict various field scenarios that soldiers face in a war zone. See what it takes to perform, inspire, and lead in the U.S. Army!
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This field manual is dedicated to the arts of the soldier and has introduced countless recruits to the deadly intricacies of combat. Wars, as the introduction notes, are won not by machines but by the soldiers who use them. Even the best-equipped army cannot win without well-trained soldiers, and the soldiers in that army have carried this book with them for years.
In concise terms, and with clear illustrations treating every subject the U.S. Army Combat Skills Handbook tells the soldier how to survive on the battlefield with chapters on:
- Cover, Concealment, and Camouflage - Fighting Positions
- Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare
- Combat Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence
- First Aid and Personal Hygiene
- Urban Areas
- Survival, Evasion, and Escape
- and much more
The U.S. Army Combat Skills Handbook is must-read material for the military enthusiast and anyone who wants to know how the U.S. Army performs its duties in the field of operations.
The U.S. Department of the Army is headquartered at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and authors The Soldier's Guide, The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, U.S. Army Ranger Handbook, U.S. Army Hand-to-Hand Combat, U.S. Army First Aid Manual, U.S. Army Weapons Systems, U.S. Army Special Forces Handbook, U.S. Army Guide to Boobytraps, U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions Handbook, U.S. Army Special Forces Guide to Unconventional Warfare, and U.S. Army Special Forces Medical Handbook.
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Book Description Skyhorse Publishing, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1620874776