Warrior Police: Rolling with America's Military Police in the World's Trouble Spots (Paperback)
For the first time ever, author Gordon Cucullu gives readers 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.
CHRIS FONTANA is a researcher and analyst on terrorism issues and the primary researcher for the book, Inside Gitmo, written with Gordon Cucullu. She was embedded with US forces in Afghanistan twice.
“Warrior Police is an action-filled page-turner that illuminates the bravery of a special breed of soldier - Army MPs. These daring and innovative soldiers have performed heroically in the most dangerous corners of Afghanistan and Iraq. With Warrior Police, Cucullu and Fontana immerse readers in world that feels a lot like Saving Private Ryan meets Blackhawk Down.” —Matthew Alexander, author of HOW TO BREAK A TERRORIST and KILL OR CAPTURE
“The unsung role of military police in a campaign is vital. As bad as things got in Afghanistan and Iraq, Cucullu and Fontana's compelling narrative reveals how the military police succeeded in preventing them from getting worse.” —Dwight Jon Zimmerman, award-winning co-author of UNCOMMON VALOR: The Medal of Honor and the Six Warriors Who Earned It in Afghanistan and Iraq
“Cucullu and Fontana capture the heart, grit, danger and essence of MPs at war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Warrior police are truly the most versatile soldiers on any battlefield.” —Charles W. Sasser, author of NONE LEFT BEHIND and retired MP First Sergeant and Green Beret
“Warrior Police is a candid, gritty and ultimately compelling book about soldiers on the very cutting edge of the Iraq war. It's a story that gets to the heart of what it means to be a combat leader.” —Jim Michaels, author of A CHANCE IN HELL: The Men who Triumphed over Iraq's Deadliest City and Turned the Tide of War