|I would like any Infantryman's opinion of John Poole’s book “The Tiger's Way: A U.S. Private's Best Chance for Survival”. For those who haven’t read it is a book how America should improve it’s tacitical skill and fieldcraft by being trained in the “Eastern Way” of war. In the book it details how many(mostly Eastern armies) have learn to deal with America’s overwhelming high tech advantage with high levels of training in fieldcraft, camoflage, shalking and small initiative. It is the old thing of America dealing with every problem with a technoloical solution. Using night operations as an example, the US dealt with the problem with NVG. Poole argues against well trained opponents, that doesn’t create solve the problem and can create new ones. Using and depending on NVG, American troops may be able to see cleanly the six bushes around them, but not notice one of the bushes is not in the same position it was half and hour ago. NVG also can flood the sences and downgrade a person other sences like hearing. Poole also claims that even with all the talk the US Army has about initiative, many Communist troops had more autonomy in planning and training than there American counterparts.
Any thoughts on the book and if the US does need to change and what actions the US Army needs to take.