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Warrior Police

Rolling with America's Military Police in the World's Trouble Spots

Lieutenant Colonel (RET.) Gordon Cucullu and Chris Fontana

St. Martin's Press

For the first time ever, an explosive inside look at modern military police units and their role in defending our freedom

America has been at war on several fronts since the 9/11 attack. While public attention has focused on Marines, conventional Army units, and Special Operations Forces, a lion’s share of the war-fighting has been done, under media radar, by Military Police units. These squad and platoon-sized units patrol dangerous urban streets, build up local police units to improve neighborhood stability, and conduct civic action missions. On many occasions they have rushed into a vicious firefight to come to the assistance of infantry units in desperate straits. They keep villages Taliban-free, monitor balloting sites, and interdict drug shipments. In detention centers at Camp Bucha, Iraq, Bagram, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo, Cuba they guard some of the most dangerous terrorists in history.

The story is told by the soldiers themselves, recounting what they have seen and experienced, along with historical context and first-hand field observations by the author team who were provided with unique inside access. Warrior Police takes readers into the bloody streets of Iraq, the dangerous back-country of Afghanistan, and wherever our Military Police are needed.

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NOTHING BUT THE FLAG
 

The windowless Pentagon conference room shuddered with a strange vibration seconds before the deep rumble of an explosion rocked the building. Colonel David Phillips glanced at his watch, noting the time—0937—while springing from his chair, running for the door alongside shocked colleagues.
As if in a slow-motion nightmare Phillips raced down the long Pentagon corridors in the most direct route to his far-side office. He quickly encountered emergency workers who already blocked the way. Without pause Phillips glanced around, desperately
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  • Lieutenant Colonel (RET.) Gordon Cucullu and Chris Fontana

  • Lieutenant Colonel (RET.) GORDON CUCULLU is a former Special Forces lieutenant colonel who saw combat in Vietnam and El Salvador. The author of two prior books, he was embedded with US Soldiers in Iraq in 2008 and twice in Afghanistan in 2010. He lives in Florida.

    CHRIS FONTANA is a researcher and analyst on terrorism issues and the primary researcher for their book, Inside Gitmo. She was embedded with US forces in Afghanistan twice.
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    Rolling with America's Military Police in the World's Trouble Spots

    Lieutenant Colonel (RET.) Gordon Cucullu and Chris Fontana

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