After Basic Training

The New Soldier’s Guide to Combat on the Modern Battlefield

Nicholas J. Maniatis

The War on Terror has embroiled the United States across the globe in asymmetric warfare environments. Service people graduating today from basic training are in many ways fighting their fathers' war in Vietnam: improvised explosive devices, inhospitable terrain and an enemy who attacks and disappears into the indigenous population.
Publication date:
November 2010
Publisher :
Savas Beatie
Language:
English
Illustration :
photos and charts
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781932714906

Dimensions : 229 x 152 mm

Out of stock

£12.99

Overview
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• A practical guide to modern warfare, particularly relevant to today's fight against terrorism

The War on Terror has embroiled the United States across the globe in asymmetric warfare environments. Service people graduating today from basic training are in many ways fighting their fathers' war in Vietnam: improvised explosive devices, inhospitable terrain and an enemy who attacks and disappears into the indigenous population. In order to counter these threats, every soldier, be they cooks, truck drivers, or infantrymen, must be prepared to engage the enemy in close combat whenever or however he attacks. After Basic Training explains and teaches key tactics and information new soldiers must know to survive and thrive on today's battlefields.

One of the main principles of asymmetric warfare is to attack the enemy at his weakest points, a speciality of the forces of terror. It is the individual responsibility and a rudimentary task of every soldier to make sure he has mastered the basic combat skills needed to fight and destroy the enemy, along with adhering to the Soldier's Creed, the Soldier's Code, and the Army Values.

Loaded with photos, charts, graphs, tables, and the insight gained through personal combat experience, former Army Captain Nicholas Maniatis'After Basic Training is exactly what today's warriors need to be better trained and prepared to accomplish their mission. This book should be required reading for any serviceperson —before and after basic training.

About the Author

Nicholas Maniatis is a fourteen-year veteran of the U.S. Army and a former Acting Deputy-Assistant Federal Security Director with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As an officer in the U.S. Army, Maniatis has actively served in the War on Terror, including a tour in Iraq.