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I saw active service in conventional, clandestine and covert units of the South African Defence Force. I was the founder of the Private Military Company (PMC) Executive Outcomes in 1989 and its chairman until I left in 1997. Until its closure in 1998, EO operated primarily in Africa helping African governments that had been abandoned by the West and were facing threats from insurgencies, terrorism and organised crime. EO also operated in South America and the Far East. I believe that only Africans (Black and White) can truly solve Africa’s problems. I was appointed Chairman of STTEP International in 2009 and also lecture at military colleges and universities in Africa on defence, intelligence and security issues. Prior to the STTEP International appointment, I served as an independent politico-military advisor to several African governments. Until recently, I was a contributing editor to The Counter Terrorist magazine. All comments in line with the topics on this blog are welcome. As I consider this to be a serious look at military and security matters, foul language and political or religious debates will not be entertained on this blog.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

PUBLICATION OF BOOK: COMPOSITE WARFARE


Firstly, many thanks to everyone who has shown such an interest in my book, ‘Composite Warfare: The conduct of successful ground force operations in Africa’.  


The many emails, LinkedIn, and Twitter messages as well as a few via the blog have all been very encouraging.

It has been a long arduous road—and wait—but the end is finally in sight.

The book (544 pages and several years of writing) has been through the final page proofing and cover design phases and I was told this morning (18 August 2016) that if all goes according to plan, the book will be available by end-September/early-October 2016.

I trust the book will prove educational to soldiers, scholars and military history enthusiasts across Africa and the world.

12 comments:

Herbert said...

Eeben,

I intend to purchase two copies: One for me and another which I will send to the Africa bureau within State Department--not that they will read it.

Rgds,
Herbert

Eeben Barlow's Milsec Blog said...

Herbert, As soon as they see my name on it, it will probably be shredded and then burned.
Rgds,
Eeben

Jack Murphy said...

Just tell us where to order!

Jesús M. Pérez said...

I've been waiting so long... So glad it's almost ready. A friend of mine wondered if the powers that be didn't want it to be read by the public.

Eeben Barlow's Milsec Blog said...

Thanks Jack. The book is being published by 30 Degrees South. I am told that it will be published in the US as well by Casemate.
Rgds,
Eeben

Eeben Barlow's Milsec Blog said...

Thanks Jesús. I too am pleased that the end is in sight. I am sure it will have been worth the wait.
Rgds,
Eeben

Hein Mulder said...

Can't wait Eeben. You were an excellent teacher and am sure your book will be great as well.

Eeben Barlow's Milsec Blog said...

Many thanks Hein.
Rgds,
Eeben

Garrick Ingham said...

Well done Sir . I look forward to reading . It was a pleasure to work with you .

Eeben Barlow's Milsec Blog said...

Thank you Garrick.
I have always said that I am fortunate to walk alongside good men. Thank you for being there.
Rgds,
Eeben

bernard bishop said...

Looking forward to the new book Mr. Barlow!

Eeben Barlow's Milsec Blog said...

Thank you Bernard!
Rgds,
Eeben