Combat Techniques: An Elite Forces Guide to Modern Infantry Tactics

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Macmillan, Nov 13, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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Combat Techniques is an up-to-date reference work on tactical procedures for today's infantry. Illustrated with action photographs and detailed artworks, it provides a thorough insight into how the soldiers of today's armies would fight in any combat scenario they encounter. The book covers all the main areas of battlefield tactics and procedures, with chapters on infantry weaponry, infantry tactics, heavy support -- such as air, armor, and artillery -- use of terrain, special forces tactics, and counter-insurgency warfare. The author detail the various forces and assets at a battlefield commander's disposal and examine a huge range of tactical procedures, from controlling an air strike or firing an anti-tank weapon to sub-zero operations, hostage-rescue situations, fighting in urban or extreme terrain, amphibious assaults, and evading capture. Comabt Techniques also explores the challenges of assymetric warefare, with chapters on counter-terrorist and anti-insurgency operations. Packed with color photographs and useful artworks illustrating techniques and tactics, COmbat Techniques demonstrates how to modern soldier operates in today's ever-changing, technology-dominated battlefields.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Infantry Firepower 10
32
Heavy Support
69
Tactical Terrain
101
Special Forces
127
CounterInsurgency Warfare
148
Index
188
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Dr. Chris McNab is an experienced specialist in wilderness and urban survival techniques. He has published over 20 books including: How to Survive Anything, Anywhere -- an encyclopedia of military and civilian survival techniques for all environments -- Special Forces Endurance Techniques, First Aid Survival Manual, and The Handbook of Urban Survival. In his home country of Wales, UK, Chris provides instruction on wilderness hunting techniques and he is also an experienced martial arts instructor.   Martin J. Dougherty is a Freelance writer and editor specializing in military and defence topics. His published works deal with subjects ranging from teh history of small arms to naval warfare and private security. He has written or contributed to Small Arms, Battles of the Medieval World, The World's Worst Weapons, and Battles of the Ancient World.

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