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The counter-insurgency manual : tactics of the anti-guerilla professionals / Leroy Thompson.

By: Thompson, Leroy, 1944- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Barnsley, S. Yorkshire : Frontline Books, 2015Copyright date: ©2002Description: 176 pages : illustrations, ; 22 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781848328266; 1848328265.Other title: Counterinsurgency manual.Subject(s): Counterinsurgency | Terrorism -- Prevention | Guerrilla warfare
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World-renowned expert in the fields of counter-terrorism, hostage rescue and VIP protection, Leroy Thompson has produced a comprehensive guide to counter-insurgency. His experiences both in the field and in training showcase the latest methods and technologies available and this fully illustrated book reveals many of the secrets of his trade. Counter-insurgency is fast becoming one of the most important aspects of police and military work around the world, with forces often deployed at short notice to fight against an ill-defined enemy. With this in mind, Leroy Thompson describes the techniques best employed in a variety of situations, all illustrated with pictures and explained with examples of their use. He stresses that the primary concern in every situation ought to be a 'Hearts and Minds' style operation comprising an attempt to achieve objectives without the use of force - it is only after all such possibilities have failed that the use of force should be considered, and then only by highly trained special forces operatives. The very political nature of counter-insurgency operations means that operatives are often working under extremely tense and delicate circumstances. The operations are often violent and short-lived, but Thompson emphasises that they must be part of a wider political, social or economic goal for success to be achieved. This well-informed and accessible account will have significance for anyone with an interest in world security and special operations. AUTHOR: Leroy Thompson has trained military and police hostage rescue and VIP protection teams around the world and has published a number of books and articles on the subject including 'The Bodyguard Manual' and 'The World's First SWAT Team'. SELLING POINTS: * Topical guide to special forces operations * Written by a foremost authority on military and police techniques * Has direct relevance to the internal security of the UK and USA * Will be of use to anyone with an interest in world security and special operations * Reveals the latest methods and technologies available Illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams

Includes index.

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