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Afrique offers a fascinating tour of one of the most beautiful, yet dangerous, places on earth. An Amazon customer recently wrote, “THIS IS AFRICA!... [H]ere we have the [whole] bloody reality! Read it, study it, and then connect the dots! I enjoyed every page!” But, at the same time, this book demonstrates how police investigative procedure would better ascertain the progress of America's arch-enemies than standard U.S. intelligence-gathering methods. That's because those enemies (the Islamists, Communists, and drug runners) all operate from the bottom up -- through thousands of tiny, seemingly inconsequential, razor cuts at the local level. Many of those cuts have additionally been disguised, so most never register with electronic surveillance or the mainstream media. With 54 nations under attack from those same enemies, modern-day Africa makes a perfect research vehicle for such a theory. However, some shocking truths may be revealed, like how: (1) freedom has now hit the skids in South Africa; (2) the 1994 Rwandan genocide still goes on in the eastern DRC; and (3) much of America's heroin deluge is actually coming across Africa before being fully refined. Near the end, Afrique talks about how the U.S. military could more effectively reverse these trends. It also reveals how China--through piecemeal nonmartial action--has come to economically and then politically dominate much of the Dark Continent. A more realistic approach to Africa's defense might now result in more security at home.
What the critics have said about Afrique:
Through intelligence-gathering methods routinely used by U.S. law enforcement agencies for crime solving, Afrique reveals for the first time just how completely Africa has now been subverted by ... Muslim expansionists ... [and] those from the People’s Republic of China.” - Military Officer, December 2015
wouldn’t necessarily think about turning to a book called, “AFRIQUE, A
Warning for America,” to read about the global ambitions of the People’s
Republic of China (PRC), but retired Marine and noted military author H.
John Poole does a good job of connecting the dots."
— Aviation Week, 2 November 2015
“If you are interested in assessments of current events and likely future
trends from an insightful student oftactics . . . [who] has closely studied
each of theplayers, and not only the superficial, collective wisdom of our
time . . . , you will find Afrique fascinating.”
— Tactics and Preparedness, November 2015
have growing security interests in Africa. We are ... dealing with the
threats to those interests in a meager, ineffective way.... Poole offers a
well thought out course of action that focuses on everything from a
strategic understanding of what we face ... to the tactical requirements for
small units ... on the ground. We should heed his sage advice and look to
adopting his recommendation.”
— Gen. A.C. Zinni USMC (Ret.), former head of CENTCOM
“Author ... Poole summarizes the expanding Islamic and Chinese presence ... in Africa in ... “Afrique.” He describes the challenges confronting the United States and outlines strategies and tactics to counter the insidious threat. Unless we act, ... the Dark Continent ... will become the Lost Continent.”
— M.Gen. J.H. Admire USMC (Ret.), former head of 1st Mar.Div.
“In the mid 1960’s, as America was ... mired down in ... Vietnam ..., the People’s Republic of China was getting involved in eastern Africa with railroad building and foreign aid to buy influence.... In using ... Islamic radicals to keep America’s attention, China has moved back into Africa in a major league way. Wars are primarily fought over futuristic needs of raw natural resources (just look at Japan & Germany in the 1930’s and 40’s) and the next war is already taking shape in Africa.... Poole signals a clarions call to wake up before its too late!”
— Kim Holien, retired U.S. Army historian of 35 years
“Poole is the consummate red teamer, and he proves it once again in this volume. He digs into ... both the past and the present to challenge status quo perceptions (and misperceptions) regarding Chinese and radical Islamic intentions in Africa. He supports his hypothesis with a wealth of insights and evidence. Why haven’t more observers connected the dots? Perhaps [it’s]
because the implications are so troubling.”
— Dr. Mark Mateski, founder and editor of “Red Team Journal”
Table of Contents:
Paperback: 466 pages, 131 illustrations, 811 endnotes