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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. 59, No. 11, November

Army Assesses Expanded Intelligence-Sharing Capabilities
The U.S. Army recently "took to the field" to assess its next generation of intelligence-processing capabilities developed under the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) enterprise. The DCGS program establishes a core framework for a worldwide-distributed,...
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AUSA Sustaining Member Profile Graflex Incorporated
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BCT Modernization Reaches Critical Milestone
U.S. Army brigade combat team (BCT) modernization achieved another critical milestone in late August, when soldiers from the 5th Brigade, 1st Armored Division (Army Evaluation Task Force [AETF]), began limited user testing (LUT) of the initial capabilities...
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Bringing the Military Revolution to Afghanistan
The Second Afghan War of the 19th century was fought from 1878 to 1880. Lessons from that conflict can be applied to the current conflict in Afghanistan.The campaign that brought the war to a successful conclusion for the intervening British in 1880...
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Enduring Commitment
In September, there were more than 260,000 American soldiers stationed in nearly 80 countries around the world, about half the authorized strength of the active Army force. They are engaged in missions that also demand the worldwide commitment of 100,000...
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Fort Leonard Wood: Worthy of Its Namesake
A portrait of a stern, khaki-clad MG Leonard Wood hangs outside the command group offices in the gleaming modern headquarters of the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN) on the Missouri fort that bears his name. MG Wood bridged the frontier Army...
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GEN McChrystal's Resource Request under Review
In a report submitted to Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates in September, GEN Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan and commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), said that "additional resources are required"...
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Leader-Team Training
All good commanders want to encourage their subordinates to use their initiative within the overall intent. Such commanders also seek to build trust and cohesion among their leaders and to accelerate the speed of the decision-action cycle within their...
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New Rules for CSMs
New Rules for CSMs. A new career management system to begin in October 2010 means changes in the selection process and assignment procedures for command sergeants major (CSMs). The Army will hold CSM selection boards that will echo the current officer...
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Odierno: Progress in Iraq
Odierno: Progress in Iraq. GEN Ray- mond T. Odierno, testifying on the op- erating environment in Iraq before the House Armed Services Committee in October, said he is "encouraged by the steady and deliberate progress" and that the drawdown of U.S. forces...
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Portrait of a Pow
The August 24, 1942 issue of LIFE magazine published a Japanese photograph of American soldiers taken captive at the surrender of the Bataan Peninsula, the U.S. Army's largest surrender. They would soon set off on the 60mile Bataan Death March. The sight...
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Preserving America's Overseas Wartime Legacy
American war memorials in foreign countries tell fascinating stories. From tiny plaques honoring the death of a single soldier to elaborate edifices commemorating armies fighting their way through a region, these war memorials not only honor American...
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Sketches from Bataan and Beyond
In the summer of 1940, 22-year-old Ben Steele was working the sheep camps outside of his hometown of Billings, Mont. As a jack-of-all-trades, Steele was living the life he loved on the Montana plains he loved, riding horses and free of even the most...
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The Army and Joint Forcible Entry
The August article "'Stacking Iron' MAFEX Prepares Air Assets For Army Forcible Entry Operations" was of great interest. Earlier in this decade, Joint Forces Command was developing a joint integrating concept (JIC) entitled joint forcible entry operations...
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The Fall of the Wall at 20
On November 9, 1989-20 years ago this month - crowds of elated Ber- liners poured through holes battered into the wall that for so long had divided their city. The youthful and nimble danced along the top of the wall, celebrating newly arrived freedom...
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The Strategic Debate We Really Should Be Having
In August, reacting to eroding public support of the war in Afghanistan, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee noted that "core questions about commitment and sacrifice can be answered only through a rigorous and informed national debate." A few weeks...
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Zero KIAs as an Organizational Goal?
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersThroughout my two deployments and even recently, I've heard leaders prioritize zero KIAs ahead of mission accomplishment. They say, "My top priority is to bring every Soldier home alive." I'm always disappointed...
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