Light Infantry Tactics for Small Teams

Author: Christopher E. Larsen

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1418472085

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 7551

There were no marching bands welcoming home returning troops from Vietnam, no ticker-tape parades for its heroes and no celebrations in Time Square. Instead, returning Vets were confronted with a range of reactions, not the least of which were indifference, silent disapproval, criticism, hostility and even contempt, in some quarters, for their lack of cleverness in not avoiding service in a war zone. Most returning Vietnam warriors were bewildered by the reactions of their fellow countrymen; but, then how could they possibly comprehend the psychological phenomenon which was only beginning to take hold and would later be named the "Vietnam Syndrome", a phenomenon which, at its extremes, was manifested in a revulsion to all things military? Even those who were proud of the returning servicemen and women were hardly effusive in their praise and greeted them with only muted enthusiasm. Most of these young veterans of an undeclared war had been shaped and molded in their formative years by the patriotic fervor which seized America during World War II and continued for perhaps a decade and a half after V. J. day. But, American society had profoundly changed in the 1960s with a shift in emphasis away from national goals to more individual ones such as civil rights, sexual liberation, pacifism, academic freedom, consciousness raising and a reaction against the excesses of the "military industrial complex", ironically named by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The cataclysmic cultural revolution of the 1960s collided violently with the more nationalistic goals of containing the spread of international communism and curbing the expansionist policies of the Soviet Union and Red China. Those who actually fought the Vietnam War became collateral victims of a wrenching cultural war, not of their own making; for the core values of these young men and women had, for the most part, not changed. Just as the World War II generation was imbued with traditional values of patriotism, loyalty to one's comrades, anti-totalitarianism and democratic freedom, most heroes of the Vietnam War were similarly grounded. The major difference is that while the former were celebrated, the latter were largely forgotten. Last Full Measure of Devotion calls upon us to revisit this remarkable generation of military heroes and, at long last, accord them the recognition withheld from them for almost four decades. The 22 individual profiles of Vietnam heroes contained between these covers are meant to be representative of the vast majority of Americans who served with honor in that lonely and beleaguered country on the South China Sea, more than thirty-five years ago.

Paintball and Airsoft Battle Tactics

Author: Christopher E. Larsen,Hae-jung Larsen

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760330630

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 2129

The ultimate resource for paintball and Airsoft combat, this book covers every aspect of MilSim strategy and tactics--basic individual and leadership skills, team drills, and intermediate patrolling operations.

U.S. Army Tactics Field Manual

Author: Department of the Army

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9780762781980

Category: History

Page: 476

View: 6885

Filled with diagrams of attack plans, defensive strategies, and troop movements, U.S. Army Tactics Field Manual is the playbook the U.S. Army uses to employ available means to win in combat. This book provides combat-tested concepts and ideas modified to exploit emerging Army and joint capabilities. This book focuses on the organization of forces, minimum essential control measures, and general planning, preparation, and execution considerations for each type and form of combat operation. It is the common reference for all students of the tactical art, both in the field and the Army school system.

Small Unit Leadership

A Commonsense Approach

Author: Dandridge M. Malone

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 0307546713

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 8642

Required reading for all present and future leaders, this classic is for those who have to "get the job done"--military or not.


Exposing the Myths of the New Way of War

Author: Douglas Porch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107027381

Category: History

Page: 434

View: 1692

Controversial new history of counterinsurgency which challenges its claims as an effective strategy of waging war.

Rapid Fire!

Tactics for High Threat, Protection and Combat Operations

Author: Max Velocity

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478280514

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 2286

The purpose of this manual is to provide information to enhance tactics and protection skills for those operating in high threat, protection and combat environments. This includes the operations of the following, by no means exclusive list: special operations forces (SOF), specialized military teams, security escort teams, high threat protection agents, tactical law enforcement and SWAT teams, paramilitary law enforcement teams, and also civilians intent on improving their tactical skills and knowledge. The information in this manual is derived from years of experience gained from training and operational service with SOF followed by years of employment as a security contractor in hostile environments including Iraq and Afghanistan. It is a distillation of military and security training, principles, and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) adapted to the threat and environment anticipated in this type of scenario in order to provide knowledge needed to train tactical teams to operate effectively in high threat and combat environments. Author's blog: Authors note on choosing Contact or Rapid Fire: Contact and Rapid Fire are not designed as sequels, but are aimed at different audiences. There is an amount of material, the main bulk of the tactical stuff, which is common to both books. It is not intended that you buy both, just one or the other depending on your requirements.


A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival

Author: Max Velocity

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478106692

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 298

View: 6951

REVISED & EXPANDED SECOND EDITION This manual is the result of a detailed consideration of a societal collapse and the civil shift and aftermath that would impact individuals and families who are intent on survival. The purpose of this manual is to provide information to enhance the security, tactics, and survival skills of law-abiding citizens who are faced with civil disorder, lawlessness, violence, and physical threat in a post-collapse environment. The information in this manual is derived from training and experience gained from service with special operations forces (SOF) and subsequent employment as a security contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is a distillation of tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) adapted to the threat and environment anticipated in this type of scenario, in order to provide the knowledge needed to survive in a world turned upside down. It is no longer just survival of the fittest but survival of those prepared. The manual will take you from self-defense as an individual, team and family, and on to tactics, techniques, procedures and training that can be used by tactical teams that you may need to form in order to survive or to resist tyranny. In a serious post-event scenario, one of total collapse with several months or years before recovery, families, groups and communities may be forced to create such tactical defense forces to protect personnel, loved ones and resources against hostile forces. There is something in this manual for both the tactical newbie and the military veteran. Authors Website: Author's blog:\blog Authors note on choosing Contact or Rapid Fire: Contact and Rapid Fire are not designed as sequels, but are aimed at different audiences. There is an amount of material, the main bulk of the tactical stuff, which is common to both books. It is not intended that you buy both, just one or the other depending on your requirements.

Infantry Combat

The Rifle Platoon: An Interactive Exercise in Small-Unit Tactics and Leadership

Author: John Antal

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 0307776182

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 746

You are the neophyte platoon leader in this informative and entertaining, interactive work from the author of Armor Attacks.

Special Forces Guerrilla Warfare Manual

Author: Wimberley Scott

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9780873649216

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 6335

This handy manual is a primer in the many facets of a successful guerrilla campaign as taught by the pros in Special Forces. Covering everything from the first acts of sporadic rebellion to the final overthrow of a tyrannical government and establishment of a just, democratic society, it is a fascinating tutorial in modern armed resistance. For academic study only.

Resistance to Tyranny

A Primer

Author: Joseph P. Martino

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781450574280

Category: Political Science

Page: 431

View: 4607

This book is a primer on armed resistance to tyranny. It is intended to answer questions the reader might not think of asking, and to direct the reader to sources of more detailed information. Topics covered include justifying revolt, conditions for success, possible government responses, strategy & tactics, the overt and covert organizations, weapons, equipment, survival skills, land navigation, camouflage, boobytraps, weapons caching, training, secure camps, safe houses, communications, encryption & codes, gaining public support, sniping, sabotage, raids, intelligence and counter-intelligence. It is intended for scholarly information purposes only.

Combat Techniques

The Complete Guide to How Soldiers Fight Wars Today

Author: Chris McNab,Martin J Dougherty

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 190916030X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 2334

Combat Techniques is a comprehensive reference work on tactical procedures for infantry today. Illustrated with action photographs and detailed artworks, it provides a thorough insight into how the soldiers of today’s armies would fight in any combat scenario they encountered. The book covers all aspects of the battlefield, detailing the various forces and assets at a battlefield commander’s disposal, showing how tactics have changed since the end of World War II, and examining a huge range of tactical procedures, from controlling an air strike or firing an anti-tank weapon to sub-zero operations, hostage-rescue situations, fighting in urban or extreme terrain, amphibious assaults, and evading capture. The difficulties of asymmetric warfare are also addressed, with chapters on counter-terrorist and anti-insurgency operations. Using colour photographs and artworks, Combat Techniques shows the men and equipment of modern armies from around the world, and, with the help of an authoritative text, demonstrates how they operate in today’s every changing, technology dominated battlefields.

Infantryman’s Guide To Combat In Built-Up Areas

Author: U.S. Army

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9780873648004

Category: Reference

Page: 312

View: 3288

This combat manual covers ground operations in urban settings. It clearly outlines skills unique to city fighting, including analyzing terrain, seizing blocks and buildings, setting up firing positions, scaling walls, employing snipers, evaluating civilian impact and effects of small arms and support weapons, and much more.

Tactical Manual

Small Unit Tactics

Author: Max Alexander

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781536876000


Page: 434

View: 3031

This Tactical Manual (TM) is the result of more than a quarter century of experience at the highest professional levels, based on a solid foundation of SOF selection and training, reinforced by deployments to multiple conflict zones spanning pre-9/11 and the current Global War On Terror. The contents of the TM are combat proven and time tested small unit tactics employed on Light Infantry, Special Operations and Paramilitary deployments. The TM is intended to support training and operations for small tactical units. The TM utilizes a number of sources, including United States and British Army doctrine, mixed with training and operational best practices and lessons learned. The TTPs laid out are ideal for special operations, light infantry and paramilitary tactical organizations, based on proven tactical principles. Max Velocity Tactical operates the Velocity Training Center (VTC) tactical and leadership training facility near to Romney, West Virginia, where we provide training for US Special Operations Forces and Responsible Citizens. MVT has established a reputation on the leading edge of tactical live fire and force on force training; we are dedicated to developing tactical excellence.

On Infantry

Author: John Alan English,Bruce I. Gudmundsson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275949723

Category: History

Page: 201

View: 6438

Looks at the history and evolution of infantry tactics and discusses the importance of psychological conditioning in preparing infantry soldiers for combat.

Total Resistance

Author: H. Von Dach


ISBN: 9781607963042

Category: Reference

Page: 190

View: 3551

This is a legendary work by the famed Swiss expert on guerrilla warfare, Major H. von Dach. Survivalists have rediscovered this important study on resistance and underground operations, some making it the keystone of their libraries. Well-written and illustrated with easy-to-understand drawings, Total Resistance analyzes and overviews the techniques needed to overcome an invading force, formation of guerrilla units, weapons, food and medical considerations, ambushes, sabotage and much more.

The Last Hundred Yards

The NCO's Contribution to Warfare

Author: H. J. Poole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780963869524

Category: Infantry drill and tactics

Page: 399

View: 5410

This is a first in American literature - the first "how-to" book for infantrymen. The product of ten years experimentation & research into small-unit infantry tactics, this work goes far beyond what any U.S. manual can say about the "detail of tactical execution" - the composite techniques needed to execute any tactical maneuver. And, it does so without violating U.S. doctrine! As enemy weapon systems & detection devices improve, U.S. infantrymen must operate in smaller units. To do so, they will need the skills discussed herein. The "maneuver" style of warfare used by U.S. "task forces" in the Gulf must now be practiced at the squad level. Small units must train "from the bottom up" to achieve better teamwork, less predictability, fewer casualties, & more decisive victory. Two authorities on modern war say this: (1) " book on ground tactics in English in the last 50 years."-- B.I. Gudmundsson (Stormtroop Tactics & On Infantry); (2) "...fills a long-standing void by relating maneuver warfare concepts to techniques."--Bill Lind (Maneuver Warfare Handbook). Available for $19.95 plus $2.80 shipping (& $1.20 sales tax for NC residents) from Posterity Press, P.O. Box 5360, Emerald Isle, NC 28594. For purchase, proof of U.S military service required.

Team Yankee

A Novel of World War III

Author: Harold Coyle

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612003664

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 7026

This revised and updated edition of the classic Cold War novel Team Yankee reminds us once again might have occurred had the United States and its Allies taken on the Russians in Europe, had cooler geopolitical heads not prevailed. For 45 years after World War II, East and West stood on the brink of war. When Nazi Germany was destroyed, it was evident that Russian tank armies had become supreme in Europe, but only in counterpart to US air power. In 1945 US and UK bombers sent a signal to the advancing Russians at Dresden to beware of what the Allies could do. Likewise when the Russians overran Berlin they sent a signal to the Allies what their land armies could accomplish. Thankfully the tense standoff continued on either side of the Iron Curtain for nearly half a century. During those years, however, the Allies beefed up their ground capability, while the Soviets increased their air capability, even as the new jet and missile age began (thanks much to captured German scientists on both sides). The focal point of conflict remained central Germany—specifically the flat plains of the Fulda Gap—through which the Russians could pour all the way to the Channel if the Allies proved unprepared (or unable) to stop them. Team Yankee posits a conflict that never happened, but which very well might have, and for which both sides prepared for decades. This former New York Times bestseller by Harold Coyle, now revised and expanded, presents a glimpse of what it would have been like for the Allied soldiers who would have had to meet a relentless onslaught of Soviet and Warsaw Pact divisions. It takes the view of a US tank commander, who is vastly outnumbered during the initial onslaught, as the Russians pull out all the cards learned in their successful war against Germany. Meantime Western Europe has to speculate behind its thin screen of armor whether the New World can once again assemble its main forces—or willpower—to rescue the bastions of democracy in time.

Marine Rifle Squad

Author: U.S. Marine Corps

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602060630

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 9419

The United States Marine Corps is the largest such force on the planet, and yet it is the smallest, most elite section of the U.S. military, one with a long and storied history. Here, in the most current version of the manual used by the Corps itself, is the basic guidebook used by all rifle platoon squad leaders. Discover: . the organization, weapons, capabilities, and limitations of the Marine rifle squad . the squad's role within a platoon and that of the fire teams within the rifle squad . offensive and defensive tactics and techniques . the various patrols squads conduct . numerous charts and illustrations . and much, much more. Military buffs, war-gamers, and anyone seeking to understand how American armed services are being deployed in the ever-changing arena of modern warfare will find this a fascinating and informative document.