Military Review

Professional military journal (English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Articles from Vol. 83, No. 6, November/December

Air-Ground Cooperation Perspectives
AIR-GROUND cooperation (AGC) is the interaction of air and ground forces to ensure the synchronization, coordination, and integration of air operations with the joint commander's campaign plan. Current warfare is moving into an era of dramatic political,...
America's Army Expeditionary and Enduring Foreign and Domestic
As OF SUMMER 2003, a higher percentage mm of the total Army appears committed to active combat operations than during any period since World War II.1 While the Army moves to transform at a forced pace, it still defends against the most certain foreign...
Another Such Victory
Another Such VictoryHarry S. Truman, often called the "accidental president," assumed his duties as commander-in-chief on 12 April 1945 shortly after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Many modern-day presidents, and several prominent historians, refer...
AN UNCERTAIN TRUMPET: The Evolution of U.S. Army Infantry Doctrine, 1919-1941
AN UNCERTAIN TRUMPET: The Evolution of U.S. Army Infantry Doctrine, 1919-1941, Kenneth Finlayson, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 2001, 178 pages, $62.50.Everyone concerned with the direction of current Army Transformation should read Kenneth Finlayson's...
AT HITLER'S SIDE: The Memoirs of Hitler's Luftwaffe Adjutant, 1937-1945
AT HITLER'S SIDE: The Memoirs of Hitler's Luftwaffe Adjutant, 19371945, Nicolaus von Below, translated by Geoffrey Brooks, Stackpole Books, Mcchanicsburg, PA, (1980) 2001, 256 pages, $29.95.Three decades after the end of the World War II, Nicolaus von...
CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY AT GETTYSBURG: Organization, Equipment, Ammunition, and Tactics
CIVIL WAR ARTILLERYAT GETTYSBURG: Organization, Equipment, Ammunition, and Tactics, Philip M. Cole, DaCapo Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002, 320 pages, $35.00.Although slightly repetitive, awkwardly written, and probably mistitled, Philip M. Cole's muchneeded...
Insurgent Groups in Chechnya
RECENT EVENTS in Russia, the United States, the Middle East, and many other countries highlight a central problem in the war against terrorism. Today's terrorist is neither desperate nor isolated. In Russia, insurgents are well-led, amply financed, and...
Kosovo Present and Future
THE MAJORITY of Kosovars are of Albanian origin and speak Albanian, a unique language not related to other European languages. Kosovar Serbs speak Serbian, a Slavic language. Kosovar Albanians and Serbs find each other's languages incomprehensible, and...
NUCLEAR DETERRENCE AND DEFENSE: Strategic Considerations
NUCLEAR DETERRENCE AND DEFENSE: Strategic Considerations, James M. Smith, ed., USAF Institute for National security Studies, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO, February 2001, 166 pages, price unavailable.Nuclear Deterrence and Defense: Strategic Considerations,...
ON WAR AND LEADERSHIP: The Words of Combat Commanders from Frederick the Great to Norman Schwarzkopf
ON WARAND LEADERSHIP: The Words of Combat Commanders from Frederick the Great to Norman Schwarzkopf, Owen Connelly, Princeton University Press, NJ, 2002, 347 pages, $29.95.In On War and Leadership'. The Words of Combat Commanders from Frederick the Great...
Operation Airborne Dragon, Northern Iraq
BAYONET 6, this is Dragon 6. I can be roll ing to Irbil in 4 hours with tanks and Bradleys. Over." Lieutenant Colonel Ken Riddle, Commander, 1st Battalion, 63d Armor and Task Force (TF) 1-63 initiated this radio transmission from the Bashur Airfield...
PANZERKRIEG: The Rise and Fall of Hitler's Tank Divisions
PANZERKRIEG: The Rise and Fall of Hitler's Tank Divisions, Peter McCarthy and Mike Syron, Carroll & Graf Publishers, NY, 2002, 307 pages, $26.00.The title of this book, Panzerkrieg: The Rise and Fall of Hitler's Tank Divisions, brings to mind an...
Ten Ways Great Leaders Lead
OVER THE PAST 19 YEARS, I have been fortunate to have served with and studied under some great officers and noncommissioned officers from whom I have gleaned the following 10 examples of excellence in leadership."Those fools at Platoon Headquarters!"...
The Army Vision: Excerpts
On 12 October 1999, in "The Army Vision: Soldiers On Point for the Nation. . . . Persuasive in Peace, Invincible in War, " a speech given at the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army in Washington, D.C., General Eric K. Shinseki,...
The Army Vision: The 4th AD in World War II
THE ARMY FACED new challenges after the Cold War. Bipolar antagonism between the Soviet Union and the United States no longer dominated the world's geopolitical climate. Instead, a series of regional crises occurred in the 1990s that increased the frequency...
The Fallacies of Cold War Deterrence and a New Direction
THE FALLACIES OF COLD WAR DETERRENCE AND A NEW DIRECTION, Keith B. Payne, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 2001, 225 pages, $19.95.Keith B. Payne's book, The Fallacies of Cold War Deterrence and a New Direction, argues that the U.S. approach...
THE FRAGMENTATION OF AFGHANISTAN: State Formation and the Collapse of the International System
THE FRAGMENTATION OF AFGHANISTAN: State Formation and the Collapse of the International System, Barnett R. Rubin, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2002, 420 pages, $35.00.The Fragmentation of Afghanistan: State Formation and the Collapse of the...
The Secret History of the Cia, 1946-1989
THE secRET HISTORY OF THE CIA, 1946-1989, Joseph Trente, Prima Publishing, Roseville, CA, 2001, 432 pages, $30.00.Joseph J. Trento's The secret History of the ClA, 1946-1989, attempts to expose alleged ineptitudes and wrongdoing in the CIA. Unfortunately,...
The War for American Independence
THE WAR FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, Samuel B. Griffith 11, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, (1976), 2002, 725 pages, $55.00.The War for American Independence is a reissue of a 1976 book that is well worth a new look. While other classics, such as...
The Wound and the Dream
The Wound and the DreamThe fate the world has given me is to struggle to write powerfully enough to draw others into the horror-Bruce Weigl, The Circle of Hanh (Grove Press, New York, 2000).With the publication of The Wound and the Dream: Sixty Years...
Transforming USAREUR for a Strategy of Preemption
UNITED STATES Army Europe (USAREUR) is not optimally configured to carry out its missions in the 21st century. The developing concept of rapid, decisive operations (RDO) to support the U.S. strategy of preemption requires USAREUR to be far different...
Turkey and an Army Forward
We are at this moment fighting the first wars of the 21st century. [W]e learned on September 11, 2001, that our Nation is vulnerable to enemies who hide in the caves and shadows and strike in unexpected ways.-Donald H. Rumsfeld1AS PART OF A joint force...