Fighting Today's Wars

How America's Leaders Have Failed Our Warriors

David G. Bolgiano, James M. Patterson

This insightful book from two combat experts provides an important critical commentary of the U.S. military's strategy including nation-building efforts and counterinsurgency operations. Authors Bolgiano and Patterson cover the background of the law of war and analyse how these laws have and should be applied.
Publication date:
February 2012
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9780811707763

Dimensions : 210 X 140 mm
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£13.95

Overview
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• Fascinating exploration of the use and misuse of the military in modern warfare

This insightful book from two combat experts provides an important critical commentary of the
U.S. military's strategy including nation-building efforts and counterinsurgency operations.

Authors Bolgiano and Patterson cover the background of the law of war and analyse how these laws have and should be applied. They argue that misinterpretations of law and policy misdirect the military from the objective of achieving victory.

Fighting Today's War identifies correctable problems in how America decides to go to war and prepares for battle whilst giving positive solutions for restoring the proper role of America's Armed Force. This book is a fascinating exploration of the use and misuse of the military in modern warfare.

About the Author
A former law enforcement officer and paratrooper, David Bolgiano currently serves as a judge advocate and instructor at the U.S. Army War College. He has served multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division and Special Operations Forces. A certified tactical pistol instructor, he has taught Judgement-based Engagement Training (JET) Seminars to thousands of deploying forces.

Colonel Jim Patterson has over 32 years of experience as a Green Beret and legal advisor. His worldwide deployments have shaped his particularly keen view of the tactical environment. As a Special Forces Weapons Specialist, Combat Diver and Master Parachutist, Jim has served in multiple combat rotations and provided direct operational law support of special mission units.