By James R. McDonough
A awesome memoir of small-unit management and the arrival of age of a tender soldier in strive against in Vietnam.'
"Using a lean type and a feeling of pacing drawn from the tautest of novels, McDonough has produced a gripping account of his first command, a U.S. platoon enjoying the 'strategic hamlet' software. . . . instead of current a potpourri of strive against yarns. . . McDonough has concentrated a professional storyteller’s eye at the info, humans, and incidents that most sensible speak a visceral believe of command lower than hearth. . . . For the author’s honesty and literary craftsmanship, Platoon Leader turns out destined to be learn for a very long time by way of moment lieutenants attempting to organize for the long run, veterans attempting to consider the prior, and civilians attempting to comprehend what the occupation of hands is all about.”–Army Times
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The integrated and dynamic activities of the Department of Defense across the full range of counterproliferation, nonproliferation, and consequence management efforts to counter WMD, their means of delivery, and related materials. Non-permissive environment. An operational environment in which host government forces, whether opposed to or receptive to operations that a unit intends to conduct, do not have effective control of the territory and population in the intended operational area (Uncertain Environment), OR an operational environment in which hostile forces have control as well as the intent and capability to oppose or react effectively to the operations a unit intends to conduct (Hostile Environment).
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Non-permissive environment. An operational environment in which host government forces, whether opposed to or receptive to operations that a unit intends to conduct, do not have effective control of the territory and population in the intended operational area (Uncertain Environment), OR an operational environment in which hostile forces have control as well as the intent and capability to oppose or react effectively to the operations a unit intends to conduct (Hostile Environment). Counterproliferation (CP).