Completely updated with 200 new pages of info. Learn every facet of the grim, violent world of guerrilla warfare: basic fieldcraft; mines & booby traps; tunnel construction & strategy; ambushes; urban & nocturnal tactics; interrogation, indoctrination & exploitation; psyops; & more. Photos & illus; 6x9 inches, 440 pgs.
Fourteen years have passed since the original version of Guerrillas in the Mist was published. In that time, the number, scope, and intensity of wars involving guerrillas and terrorists have increased dramatically. And there's no end in sight.
This isn't your standard military manual. Added to the original book are 10 new chapters on the narco-insurgency on the U.S-Mexican border, Hezbollah's American homeland insurgency, the role of politics and the media in guerrilla wars, how intelligence gets exploited for political ends, legal issues involved in fighting insurgents, the scourge of modern improvised explosive devices (IEDs), maritime piracy off Somalia and beyond, and in-depth analysis of the ongoing insurgencies in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Yemen, Somalia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, India, and the Congo. Extensive new photography enhances the combat lessons.
This expanded and updated version of Guerrillas in the Mist explores insurgency and counterinsurgency history, as well as tactics, operational art, and strategy. It contains practical detail and philosophy for the asymmetric battlefield, as well as examining what has and hasn't worked, and why, in the unconventional wars of yesterday and today.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Retired Marine R.P. Newman served on active duty for 20 years in the infantry, reconnaissance, anti- and counterterrorism, special operations, and as the Corps' first certified advanced SERE instructor. His final tour was as the chief war-fighting instructor at the Staff Non-Commissioned Officers Academy Advanced Course aboard Camp Geiger. He has appeared widely as a guerrilla warfare, homeland security, SERE, maritime counterterrorism/anti-piracy, and terrorism expert in the national and international media.