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Gung Ho!: The Corps' Most Progressive Tradition

Gung Ho!: The Corps' Most Progressive Tradition

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Paperback, Posterity Pr, 2012, ISBN13 9780981865942, ISBN10 0981865941
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The fire team concept was copied from the Chinese by Carlson and then adopted by Edson. "Gung Ho " closely follows the Marine Raider battalions and their infantry redesignations through WWII and Vietnam. Their thoroughly developed fire team maneuvers are still useful today (all that electronic paraphernalia doesn't make modern GIs any less visible). The Pentagon's new plan to use tiny groups as force multipliers throughout Africa will not work without more light-infantry expertise. While Carlson's Raiders were doing Maneuver Warfare at the squad level on Guadalcanal, America's most elite special operators still cannot. 4th Raider Bn. (also Maoist in form) found out how line infantry units needed no tanks, airstrikes, or artillery to take advanced strongpoint matrices. Their successor, 2/4, did so at the Sugar Loaf Complex on Okinawa. Only necessary was a staggered row of fire teams "working together" from within parallel lanes. With 111 illustrations and many firsthand accounts, this book will be hard to put down.

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Number of Pages: 375
Original Languages: English
Author: Poole, H. John ,  Zinni, Anthony C.
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Posterity Pr
ISBN-13: 9780981865942
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.50 x 1.25 Inches
ISBN-10: 0981865941
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