The New Soldier in the Age of Asymmetric Conflict

Release of the book "The New Soldier in the Age of Asymmetric Conflict" Authored by Rumu Sarkar

Online PR News – 04-January-2013 – Delhi, Jan 02, 2013 – "Increasingly over the past twenty years, the world's militaries have found themselves engaged in conflicts where the traditional skill set of the soldier are insufficient to the task at hand. From Operation Restore Hope in Somalia in 1992 to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan today, soldiers have learned, often at a very high cost, that they not only need to be war fighters, but also mediators, educators, development specialists, cultural translators, and more. Yet few have explored how to systematically imbue these capabilities into the training, education, and leadership of military forces. In her important new book, Rumu Sarkar describes not only how soldiers can develop the talents to address these new roles, but how doing so can allow us to gain the upper hand in out struggle against global terrorism. Dr. Sarkar lays out both the theory of this new approach, and explains concretely how it can be put into practice. Both military and civilian leaders would be wise to heed Dr. Sarkar's advice and rethink how we prepare and deploy our troops into today's very different battle space from that for which traditional soldiers have been trained."