A New Series of Books by The Lightning Press Highlights Dangers of Modern Day Soviet-Derived and Red Team Military Forces

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OPFOR SMARTbook 3 -Red Team Army (Forces, Operations & Tactics) is the first comprehensive educational guide documenting Soviet-derived military forces to be released in nearly 30 years.

Educational Training Guide on Soviet-era Military Forces for U.S. and NATO Forces

New educational book series provides insight and training on Soviet-derived and red team militaries to U.S. and NATO forces.

Our hope is that this educational guide will help U.S. and NATO forces better understand the potential dangers of modern day red team adversaries, said Norman Wade, Publisher and Founder at The Lightning Press.

The Lightning Press is pleased to announce the release of its first “Opposing Forces” SMARTbooks, OPFOR SMARTbook 3 - Red Team Army (Forces, Operations & Tactics). Written as a training tool for U.S. forces, this new reference guide examines the historical and operational foundations of Soviet-derived military forces and gives insight into understanding the specific challenges U.S. and NATO forces could face in potential combat operations and conflict with Soviet-influenced and other “red team” militaries.

“It is impossible to predict the exact nature of future conflict in today’s complicated and uncertain world,” said Norman Wade, publisher and founder at The Lightning Press. “The military must be ready to meet the challenges of any type of conflict, in all kinds of places, and against all kinds of threats.”

The new book is the first of three Opposing Forces books to be released by The Lightning Press. An Opposing Force (OPFOR) is a training tool to allow U.S. forces to train against a challenging and plausible sparring partner. Upcoming books in the OPFOR series include a “Hybrid Threat” SMARTbook on terrorist, non-state, insurgent and guerilla forces and a “Contemporary Opposing Forces” SMARTbook, representing a realistic composite of potential adversaries the Army could face.

“In light of current tensions over Ukraine, and with NATO looking to redefine its mission and role in European security, our hope is that this educational guide will help U.S. and NATO-partner forces to train and better understand potential red team adversaries and the range of obstacles the military could face,” said Wade.

In addition to being the first full-colored edition in the SMARTbooks comprehensive collection of reference books, OPFOR SMARTbook 3 - Red Team Army (Forces, Operations & Tactics) is also the first in a new “National Power” series of nearly 20 upcoming titles authored by subject matter experts and thought leaders highlighting diplomatic, informational, military and economic reference topics.

Learn more about The Lightning Press and this informational reference book, OPFOR SMARTbook 3 - Red Team Army (Forces, Operations & Tactics), at http://www.thelightningpress.com.

Recognized as a “whole of government” doctrinal reference standard by military, national security and government professionals around the world, SMARTbooks comprise a comprehensive professional library designed with all levels of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Civilians in mind. SMARTbooks can be used as quick reference guides during actual operations, as study guides at education and professional development courses, and as lesson plans and checklists in support of training.

The Lightning Press is the only author, editor, and publisher currently in the military professional reading category that exclusively and directly produces doctrinally-based, institutionally and organizationally recognized reference books for the military, national security and federal agencies. Serving a generation of military and national security professionals, reference SMARTbooks have become an essential source of reference for understanding the international security landscape. Our reference series of books are carried at virtually every Army and Air Force base around the world and have spanned the globe with nearly a half-million copies sold.

For more information about The Lightning Press, please visit our website at http://www.thelightningpress.com, "like" us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @tlpSMARTbooks.

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