Infidels in the Garden of Mesopotamia is an extensive work that provides the reader with an insiders look into the world of high threat protection operations in hostile and semi permissive environments worldwide....
|Title||:||Infidels in the Garden of Mesopotamia - Introduction to High Threat Protection Operations in Hostile Environments: Introduction to High Threat Protection Operations in Hostile Environments|
|Publisher||:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform St.Longinus Press Edition 1 edition February 2, 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||358 pages|
|File Size||:||673 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Infidels in the Garden of Mesopotamia - Introduction to High Threat Protection Operations in Hostile Environments: Introduction to High Threat Protection Operations in Hostile Environments Reviews
Excellent book for security, law enforcement, military or those interested in books about operating in a hostile environment. It's clearly written and easy to understand like a manual, however it includes real life scenarios and tips from Nathan's extensive experience operating in high threat environments. It's clear to me that Nathan is not a has been and is a man who knows what he is talking about! I believe he continues to operate in hostile environments today.
This book is a 'must have' for anyone operating in conflict zones, particularly in the post-Arab spring countries of the Middle East and North Africa. The case studies section provides highly detailed accounts of real operations with full analysis of both the mistakes and successes of the various teams. Mr. Seabrook meticulously documents operational tactics and weapons systems, and shares a a wealth of diagrams, maps, photos and other materials that one might only be able to find on the hard drive of a seasoned security professional. The book also provides essential advice for security / political analysts reporting on the region by providing up-to-date information on open source int gathering techniques, including the use of Skype forums, social media resources and websites. I highly recommend the book for anyone working in high-threat environments, both in an operational capacity or a analytical role.
Great book that really breaks down the world of working in hostile locations. The case studies are a great tool that lets you look at both the right and the wrong of some very intenses PSD/CP missions that in some cases went very very wrong. Lots of great points and insight by the author...I hope to see some additional books on this subject from him.
I read this book from cover to cover from a civilian perspective, having never travelled to those places described by the author, nor worked in the field of security. My opinion is therefore based on a more naïve understanding of this field of work. The information provided in this book is very comprehensive (especially from a technical point of view), covers a large spectrum of topics related to the subject, and does so in great depth. The balance between case studies and useful/practical information provides the reader with different perspectives of the object of study. The tone of the book is nice and easy going as the author adds a pleasant personal touch with the use of entertaining expressions as well as anecdotes from his own personal experiences. What did I learn? The section of recommendations and lessons learned were of particular interest as many issues were raised that I would never have thought of. I found throughout the book some pieces of advice I can use for myself (for example, observing my surroundings and being mindful of what to look for, or certain behaviours to avoid or adopt). This book caters well to both experts in the field of security and less knowledgeable civilians such as myself.
I read Infidels in the Garden of Mesopotamia and, while I know very little about working in hostile environments, it is clear this book will become a vital and necessary resource for those who do. Nathan Seabrook delivers a book that will inform and enlighten the reader on how to be as prepared as possible for any situation and mission. The book begins by examining several real-life case studies and transitions into detailed preparations and tactics for operating a successful mission and ensuring the best possible outcome. If you are new to this line of work, you will find yourself returning to this book time and again for sound, practical advice on all aspects of preparing for and completing a mission. If you are experienced in this line of work, you will find yourself engaged with his style of writing and agreeing with the lessons and expertise this book provides. The author’s years of in-depth knowledge and personal experience working in hostile situations give this book credibility and should assure the reader that what he offers is reliable and indispensable.
Good read. Enjoyed it!
Nicely written and easy to read. It was very informative and in some cases eye opening. I would recommend this book.