Military Review

Professional military journal (English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Articles from Vol. 83, No. 3, May-June

Afghanistan's Endless War: State Failure, Regional Polities, and the Rise of the Taliban
Larry P. Goodson, University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2002, 264 pages, $22.50 Working on his doctoral dissertation and armed with a grant from the American Institute for Pakistan studies, Associate Professor Larry P. Goodson became hooked on...
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Betrayal and Treason: Violations of Trust and Loyalty
Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Westview Press, Boulder, CO, 2001, 401 pages, $35.00 Nachman Ben-Yehuda is an Israeli sociologist specializing in the study of deviance. Betrayal and Treason: Violations of Trust and Loyalty is a fascinating, original, and creative...
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C4ISR in the Stryker Brigade Combat Teams
What makes the SBCT unique is its combination of enhanced information technology and communications, which increases force effectiveness and agility through a command- and execution-centric approach to decision making. SBCT Organization & Operations(1)...
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Commanding Change: War Winning Strategies for Organizational Change
Murrays, Davies, Praeger, Westport, CT, 2001, $62.50 The dynamics that force organizational change in the civilian sector are normally judged on the ability to gain profits. Military units that encounter the dynamics of change on the battlefield...
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DARPA's Future Combat System Command and Control
Information and intelligent C2 systems are two keys to the success of FCS-equipped forces. Here, the authors outline the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's efforts in this area. The nexus of this system of systems must be a C2 system that...
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Developing Agile, Adaptive Soldiers
I REMEMBER standing on a hill at the National Training Center watching digitally-equipped fighting units become significantly delayed at the breach point of an opposing force (OPFOR) obstacle. 0thers around me were suprised: "How could they get delayed?...
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Developing the Professional Army Officer: Implications for Organizational Leaders
ARMY CHIEF of Staff Eric K. Shinseki stated, "We are about leadership; it is our stock in trade, and it is what makes us different. We take soldiers who enter the force and we grow them into leaders for the next generation of soldiers. We invest today...
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DOCC-Personnel Recovery
CW5 John D. Wallace, USA, Fort Hood. Texas--General Burwell B. Bell's Military Review article, "The New DOCC" (January-February 2003), is informative and well thought out. Bell addresses many deep operations coordination cell (DOCC) problem areas such...
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Fighting Child Soldiers
It is immoral that adults should want children to fight their wars for them.... There is simply no excuse, no acceptable argument for arming children Archbishop Desmond Tutu(1) There is no moral excuse for sending children into battle, but the...
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From the Editor
In this issue, Military Review looks at several relevant topics for the military professional, including current operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), and Officership. Special operations forces have stepped...
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Improving Army Planning for Future Multinational Coalition Operations
Thomas S. Szayna, Frances M. Lussier, Krista Magras, Olga Oliker, Michele Zanini, Robert Howe, Rand, Santa Monica, CA, 2001, 346 pages, $25.00 In this book, the authors' thesis is that a more effective mechanism to manage Army resources for international...
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Integrating Carrier-Based Electronic Attack into Conventional Army Doctrine
THE PROLIFERATION, of affordable communications technology provides even remote, developing countries with substantial connectivity. One person with a cellular phone or an off-the-shelf, push-to-talk radio can influence a battle's outcome. A powerful...
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Integrating SOF into Joint Warfighting
OPERATION Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan thrust special operations forces (SOF) into the spotlight of the U.S, military and the world. Despite this attention, these quiet professionals are only part of the U.S. Armed Forces team. They are members...
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Iran's Security Policy in the Post-Revolutionary Era
Daniel L. Byman, Shahram Chubin, Anoushiravan Ehteshami, and Jerold Green, Rand, Santa Monica, CA, 2001, 133 pages, $15.00 Iran's Security Policy in the Post-Revolutionary Era is another excellent work from the Rand Corporation. Daniel L. Byman...
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Is Hope the Only Method?
The U.S. Army is experiencing an identity crisis. How should The Transformation Army look? Past emphasis has been on Leadership competencies. Should future emphasis be on overall Organizational effectiveness? If so, the Army will need to take A hard...
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Korea's Future and the Great Powers
Nicholas Eberstadt and Richard J. Ellings, eds., University of Washington Press Seattle, 2001, 361 pages, $22.95 Among the foremost of security issues in Asia, indeed the world, is the future of the Korean peninsula and its 67 million inhabitants....
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Leaders for America's Army
The Active Army U.S Army Reserve, and the U.S. Army National Guard share a high level of military competence. These remarkable levels of citizen-soldier competence, created by training to common task, condition, and standard, have never before occurred...
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Learning from Sun Tzu
Sun Tzu's The Art of War is, of course, a classic. At least six English translations can be found in most large bookstores on bookshelves next to another much cited but little read military favorite, Carl von Clausewitz's On War (Knopf, New York, 1993).(1)...
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Managing the Revolution in Military Affairs
Ron Matthews and John Treddenick, eds., Palgrave, NY, 2001, 273 pages, $75.00 Managing the Revolution in Military Affairs, which surveys a broad range of issues within today's rapidly changing military environment, includes discussions on the idea...
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Military Foundations of Panamanian Politics
Robert C. Harding II, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, NJ, 2001, 233 pages, $39.95 Any discussion of Latin American politics would be incomplete without parallel dialogues on Latin American militaries and U.S. influence in the region; all...
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Political Decapitation
During the war against Iraq, the United States made two attempts to kill Saddam Hussein and decapitate Iraq of its leadership. One signaled the beginning of ground combat; the other was an attack on Hussein's bunker under a restaurant. Serge Walder...
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SOF on the Contemporary Battlefield
SPECIAL OPERATIONS forces (SOF) and joint air power achieved spectacular results during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan. This was especially true in the first few months when the eyes of America and the world were watching. The initiative,...
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Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security
Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn, eds., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2001, 545 pages, $28.95 The national debate on U.S. civil-military relations is alive and heated in Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn's book Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military...
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War over Kosovo: Politics and Strategy in a Global Age
Andrew J. Bacevich and Eliot A. Cohen, eds., Columbia University press, NY, 2001, 223 pages, $22.50 What is the only shooting war that NATO has fought? Has America ever fought a war without a combat casualty? Has America ever fought a war without...
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