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.
About the 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.
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