Military Review

Professional military journal (English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Articles from Vol. 84, No. 2, March-April

Constitutional Covert Operations: A Force Multiplier for Preemption
The first and best way to secure America's homeland is to attack the enemy where he hides and plans.--President George W. Bush (1) THE UNITED STATES is the most powerful nation on earth--the most powerful nation the history of nations. From ancient...
Expanding Roles and Missions in the War on Drugs and Terrorism: El Salvador and Colombia
THE WAR AGAINST drug trafficking and terrorism in Colombia continues to entice and perplex the United States, but the average Colombian citizen in Bogota regards the current U.S. administration's commitment to Colombia as tentative and insincere. The...
Have We Finally Found the Manning Holy Grail?
THE ARMY HAS a history of attacking with a vengeance each challenge it faces--and conquering it. In nearly every major Army function, the Army identifies critical needs and then either develops in-house solutions or leverages the power of the Nation's...
Improving Strategic Leadership
THE CONTEMPORARY operational environment (COE); force design; political and military complexity on the battlefield; joint and combined operations; and mission execution have caused changes that require leaders who can understand strategic implications...
Israel and the War of Attrition
SINCE IT BECAME an independent nation in 1948, Israel has fought six wars against its Arab neighbors. The 1948-1949 conflict, called the War for Independence, demonstrated that the new nation could stand on its own despite violent opposition to its...
McClernand: Politician in Uniform
Lieutenant Colonel Richard L. Kiper, U.S. Army, Retired, has won two prestigious awards for his book Major General John Alexander McClernand: Politician in Uniform (Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 1999). He received the 1999 Fletcher Pratt Literary...
Suggested Reading for Military Professionals
The U.S. Marine Corps' book, Warfighting, tells us that "Self-study in the art and science of war is at least equal in importance--and should receive at least equal time--to maintaining physical condition ... after all, an officer's principal weapon...
The Modular Army
We deliver relevant and ready land combat power to the combatant commanders and the joint team ... Our Army must move toward modular capabilities-based unit designs, nested within the joint networks, and enabled by a joint expeditionary mindset. ...
The Significance of Conventional Deterrence in Latin America
THE ARMED FORCES of Latin America must determine their new roles in a changing environment of new threats and opportunities. Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru have been searching for their strategic destinies in a world that grows more conflict-ridden...
The War on Drugs and Terrorism: El Salvador and Colombia
THE WAR AGAINST drug trafficking and terrorism in Colombia continues to entice and perplex the United States, but the average Colombian citizen in Bogota regards the current U.S. administration's commitment to Colombia as tentative and insincere. The...
The Way Ahead
OUR ARMY IS SERVING a Nation at war. This war requires that all elements of our national power be applied in a broad, unyielding, and relentless campaign. This campaign will not be short; it will require deep and enduring commitment. Our Army is a...