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Published monthly, Army focuses on issues of national security, past and present issues of landpower, and future trends in military science through in-depth articles and analyses.

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 8, August

Basic Combat Training: Flashbacks and Forecast
In a professional Army constantly on the move, the infrastructure of training centers and schools that turn civilians into soldiers ... is now more vital than ever.Col. Robert B. Killebrew"The Warrior Army of Today"ARMY Magazine, March 2004Basic combat...
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Bright, Brilliant, Brave-And Black
Most of us with two or more decades of postretirement time behind us grew up in the era of a racially segregated Army. My classmates at West Point were matched with one another so that, aside from classes and ranks for drill or parade, whites and blacks...
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CAMSS Shelters
Corporate Structure: Headquarters: Monroe, Wash. CEO: Douglas T. Holes. Web site: www.camss.com. Phone: (800) 984-7678. Fax: (425) 803-3840.Fittingly, CAMSS is a corporate acronym that stands for "compact all-weather mobile shelter system." CAMSS Shelters...
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Detailed Analysis of the Iraq War: 'A Masterful Work'
Detailed Analysis of the Iraq War: 'A Masterful Work' The Iraq War: Strategy, Tactics, and Military Lessons. Anthony H. Cordesman. The Center for Strategic and International Studies Press. 572 pages; maps; $25.Once again Anthony Cordesman has provided...
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Flashpoint: 'Bloody April'
The war in Iraq changed radically!' and rapidly during April.There had been violent spikes during the preceding months-a period, you might recall, that branded the term improvised explosive device (IED) into the lexicon of warfare-but as brutal and deadly...
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Interim Government Takes Control of Iraq
Sovereignty in Iraq passed from the Coalition Provisional Authority to the interim Iraqi government on June 28, two days ahead of schedule. "This is a historic and happy day for us in Iraq," said Iraqi President Ghazi al-Yawar. "It is a day that all...
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Letters
* Army AviationI am responding to the article "Army Aviation's Evolution to Sustained Operations" (June). I would suggest that the authors and the leaders in the Army and Aviation look back to how aviation operated in Vietnam.In particular, I would cite...
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Lt. Gen. John Royster Thurman III Dies
Lt. Gen. John Royster (Roy) Thurman III, who last served in the Army as the deputy commanding officer of the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and who was the Association of the U.S. Army's director of Industry Affairs, died on May 29 at the age...
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Maj. Gen. George S. Patton Dies
A combat veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars and the son and namesake of George S. Patton Jr., the legendary World War II hero, Maj. Gen. George S. Patton died at his home in Hamilton, Mass., at the age of 80 after years of poor health from complications...
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Mistakes Beget Wiser Colonels and Generals
In early spring 1957, the 11th Airborne Division stationed at Augsburg and Munich, Germany, completed the Pentomic reorganization from three infantry regiments to five battle groups. Each battle group was organized with a large headquarters company,...
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Tension in the Air
Early in the morning of April 3, soldiers from the Company A, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment (A/2-12 Cavalry) team rolled out of Forward Operating Base (FOB) Banzai to check the flop houses along the boulevard leading to the Imam Musa al Khadam...
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The American Soldier to Receive Marshall Medal
The Association of the U.S. Army has selected the American soldier as the recipient of this year's George Catlett Marshall Medal, the association's highest honor. It will a be presented at the George Catlett Marshall Dinner at AUSA's Annual Meeting in...
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The Final Battle for Pork Chop Hill
A Significant Contribution to Military History The Final Battle for Pork Chop Hill On Hallowed Ground: The Last Battle for Pork Chop Hill. Bill McWilliams. Naval institute Press. 495 pages; photographs; index; $29.95 ($23.96 for AUSA members).On Hallowed...
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The National Military Strategy
The publication of "A Strategy for Today, A Vision for Tomorrow" by the chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff provides some substantial guidance for the achievement of the goals and objectives of our National Security Strategy (NSS) that are dependent upon...
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The Siege of Raider Base
As violence spread after April 4, 1st Cavalry Division soldiers fought an on-and-off pitched battle for nearly four Ammimmm days to hold an isolated patrol base on the western fringe of Baghdad and use it as a fulcrum against which to pressure enemy...
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TRADOC Seeks Wartime Solutions from Rapid Equipping Force
Since its genesis two years ago, the Rapid Equipping Force (REF) has evolved from a small experiment that supplied robot-mounted video cameras to soldiers exploring caves in Afghanistan to a thriving "technology innovation and insertion" organization...
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Unattended Ground Sensors
The U.S. Army is in the process of fielding its first complete REMBASS II (remotely monitored battlefield sensor system, version II) unattended ground sensor (UGS) system.That fielding, which is being made to the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT),...
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