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The Enemy's Answer to U. S. Firepower; PHANTOM SOLDIER

Poole, H. John

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ISBN 10: 0963869558 / ISBN 13: 9780963869555
Published by Posterity Press, Emerald Isle, NC, 2001
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Inscribed; top rear cover has fold mark as well as next 7 pages. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 338 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 3696

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Title: The Enemy's Answer to U. S. Firepower; ...

Publisher: Posterity Press, Emerald Isle, NC

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Stiff Wraps

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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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 "ordinary forces" to engage and "extraordinary forces [infiltrators]" to defeat; and then (3) retreat to save lives. What occurred in history doesn't change, but one's perception of it does--as he comes to better understand his former foe. Here's what really happened at Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Chosin Reservoir, and Hue City. Those who believe this book's cover art to be fantasy have only to google the term "dac cong." Through how the NVA held their own without resupply, tanks, artillery, or air power, U.S. grunts could better survive the more lethal enemy weaponry of the 21st Century.

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Unlike most other military books on the market, Phantom Soldier has the potential to save lives. For whatever reason, the U.S. military has only partially revealed to its lower echelons how Eastern armies fight at short range. Since WWI, American ground troops have entered combat expecting their opposition to have commensurate skills and similar maneuvers. This misperception has already cost many their lives. By revealing the pronounced trends in Eastern small-unit infantry tactics, Phantom Soldier shows U.S. service personnel how to win the guerrilla wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and more easily survive any larger conflict. With an in-depth look at several famous battles and over a hundred illustrations, this book has what it takes to entertain.

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