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Homeland Siege: Tactics for Police and Military

Synopsis

For the first time, America is in serious trouble. There is no way that all of her internal problems could have been self-inflicted. Yet, many still believe that: (1) "al-Qaeda" is her only foe; (2) her intelligence agencies see every threat coming; and (3) her military is the best in the world at all things. This book reassesses the breakdown from a "bottom-up" perspective, as that's how Islamists, Communists, and criminals like to take over. The tiniest of clues have been collected to arrive at the most likely suspect. Such "qualitative research" is regularly used by U.S. police departments. Even "modus operandi" links to past behavior are allowed in all U.S. courts of law. After detailing the subversion, this book shows how to better combat it at street level. With kidnappings on the rise in Phoenix, it contains the most extensive study of hostage rescue ever attempted. Thus uncovered is a safer way for grunts and SWATs to quickly seize a contested building.

What People Are Saying:

“John Poole now offers a stark assessment of the threats to America from trans-national terrorist and criminal organizations, especially the vicious narco-gangs of Mexico (and their Asian connections). This is both an intelligence analysis and tactics manual.” — Mil. Officers Assn. of America (MOAA), Professional Reading List entry, July 2010

“[This book] presents chapters on drug route mapping, hostage rescue, and collateral-damage-free defense. All three topics should be of great interest to both police and military communities. The advice of ‘Homeland Siege’ will make American streets safer to walk and Afghan towns easy to pacify.
— "Military Officer Magazine," December 2010

“John Poole has written another critically important work on a national security threat that is dangerously growing. Homeland Siege is a must read for all those who deal with protection of borders.” — Gen. Anthony C. Zinni USMC (Ret.), former head of CENTCOM

“Much of the information and intelligence Poole puts in his manuals are gathered during trips to places like China, North Korea, Pakistan and Latin America. He then draws upon his experiences as a combat commander in Vietnam and an enlisted tactics instructor with the U.S. Marine Corps to construct these volumes with the goal of helping soldiers and police better [to] understand national security issues.” — professionalsoldiers.com

“In his latest book, ‘Homeland Siege,’ . . . Poole says the military should treat insurgent conflicts . . . more like police work.” — Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, 30 November 2009

“[L]essons presented in ‘Homeland Siege’ will make U.S. streets safer to walk and Afghan villages easier to pacify.” — Savannah Morning News (GA), 21 October 2009

“A master of research, Poole . . . thoroughly uncovers . . . the possibility that foreign states may be using organized-crime factions as proxies. . . . He has . . . presented the tactics necessary to counter these threats. . . . His chapter, ‘Civilian-Saving Attack on a Building,’ utilizes examples to demonstrate the rifle company equivalent to hostage rescue. . . . [T]he author’s focus is on . . . our homeland. Many of the points also are applicable to Afghanistan. ‘Homeland Siege’ is a must read.”
Leatherneck, October 2009

“[Communist] China’s aim is to destabilize the United States. . . . [L]aw enforcement alone cannot cope with it. Instead, the military must become involved . . . to stop the flow of narcotics into the country. This must be [done] from the “bottom up,” allowing the lower leadership to perform their duties as the immediate situation dictates. Commanders at all levels should read this book.”— Col. Robert V. Kane U.S. Army (Ret.), publisher emeritus, Presidio Press

“In the 1960’s Chairman Mao and Che Guervera spoke of the western allies as the ‘cities’ and of the ‘third word’ as the countryside. Isolate the cities, and they would eventually fall.  [T]he United States [now] . . . has a massive internal security problem. . . . Poole has . . . shown . . . how to combat the internal chaos.”— Kim B. Holien, professional military historian

“John Poole has once again hit the general alarm forewarning of what is not only transpiring but what is to come!!!! As usual, he outlines the solutions. Read it and heed it!!”—V.Adm.Thomas R.Sargent USCG(Ret), ship captain at the Battle of Leyte Gulf

“[U]unconventional enemies often operate from within. . . . [C]ombating these threats requires more than military action. . . . The scope and scale of war are changing, so must our approach to it.”—M.Gen. John H. Admire USMC (Ret.), former commander of 1st Marine Div.

“As drugs and illegal immigrants increasingly pour into the U.S. from South America, one author and former Marine asks in his new book, who’s behind this infiltration and what can our government and military do to stop it?” — Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, GA), 1 September 2009

Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Part One: The Most Serious Threat to America
Chapter 1: Far Too Much Foreign Activity on U.S. Soil
Chapter 2: More Than Just a Crime Wave
Chapter 3: Too Much for U.S. Police to Handle?
Chapter 4: Border Crisis Too Big for Govt. Agencies
Part Two: As Military and Police Missions Merge
Chapter 5: The 4GW Policing Requirement
Chapter 6: Law Enforcement Not Military’s Job in Past
Chapter 7: Modern Infantrymen Need Police Training
Part Three: Shared Experience in Tactics
Chapter 8: Foiling Foe’s Resupply and Reinforcement
Chapter 9: Civilian-Saving Attack on a Building
Chapter10: Collateral-Damage-Free Defense
Chapter11: Using Basic-Service Volunteers
Afterword
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
About the Author
Name Index

Excerpt from the Foreword:
“To confuse what is normally a Western adversary, Asian armies like to operate from the bottom up. Instead of constantly going for the knockout punch, they will bleed a well-endowed foe to death with a thousand razor cuts. As many of those razor cuts are directed against seemly inconsequential targets by phantom-like saboteurs, Western leaders easily underestimate their collective damage. Often, foul play is only suspected by first responders to various “accidents.” Thus, American E-6’s and below can more easily see what an Asian adversary is up to.
As an E-7 at retirement, Poole shares this perspective of E-6’s and below. That’s why his books are so popular among that category of reader. As a two-tour veteran of Vietnam and longtime student of squad tactics, he can also see how a “bottom-up” adversary thinks. U.S. forces are now facing a very difficult challenge in Afghanistan. To succeed where 120,000 Soviets could not will take more insight than was achieved in Vietnam. Expeditionary force commanders might have better luck this time if they were to pay more attention to the “bottom-up” perspective—for it is shared by their junior enlisted and enemies alike. I urge all company grade, field grade, and flag rank officers to become better acquainted with this alternative way of operating. They can most easily do so through Poole’s entertaining analyses. Now that the nation itself is threatened, U.S. law enforcement personnel may also want to exploit this valuable resource. In Homeland Siege, Poole’s chapters on collateral-damage-free offense and defense should be required reading at all infantry, special-operations, and police academies.”—Maj.Gen. Ray L. Smith USMC (Ret.), former commander of Camp Lejeune

ISBN: 978-0-9818659-1-1

Paperback: 336 pages, 99 illustrations