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Articles from Vol. 62, No. 2, February

Army Begins to Shift Mission in Afghanistan
With U.S. military casualties in 2011 having declined for the first time in several years, the Army welcomed the new year with a decided shift in the mission of American soldiers, who will begin to focus on advise-and-assist services similar to those...
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Asia-Pacific First: What Does This Actually Mean?
During his trip to Australia, President Obama announced a "broader shift" in the security strategy of the United States. On the one hand, the announcement acknowledges the obvious: that "the United States has been, and always will be, a pacific nation."...
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Firsthand Accounts from 'The Bulge'
Firsthand Accounts from 'the Bulge' Voices of the Bulge: Untold Stories from Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. Michael Collins anä Martin King. Zenith Press. 314 pages; photographs; maps: index; $29.00.The Battle of the Bulge was the largest land...
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FK-Logistics, USA LLC
AUSA Sustaining Member ProfileCorporate Structure- President and CEO: Abdullah AI-Tammar. Corporate Headquarters: 8603 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 310, Vienna, VA 22182. Telephone: 703-992-8664. Web site: www.fklogfstiGsusa.corn.We all live and work...
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Forts Henry and Donelson at 150
The year 1861, as we saw in the November 2011 "Historically Speaking" article, ended badly for the United States of America. Not only had civil war rent the country, but also Federal efforts to reimpose control were met with a disaster at First Bull...
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IRAQ: The Homecoming
The last convoy from Iraq has made it safely out. The gate at the KuwaitIraq border has been closed. The war that America fought in the desert and streets of Iraq is over. The colors have come home.Accompanied by his principal staff, the last commander...
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Lest We Forget: Masterpiece of Patriotic Jewelry and Military Decorations
Lest We Forget: Masterpiece of Patriotic Jewelry and Military Decorations Lest We Forget: Masterpieces of Patriotic Jewelry and Military Decorations. Judith Price. Taylor Trade Publishing. 160 pages; color photographs; $20.23.In Lest We Forget: Masterpieces...
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Letters
'Restoring Learning** We, the staff and faculty of the U.S. Army Force Management School could not agree more with GEN Frederick J. Kroesen's article, "Restoring Learning" in the December 2011 issue. Having taught "How the Army Runs" to more than 37,000...
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M2a1/m240l
Two new crew-served weapon systems now being fielded to U.S. Army warfighters provide the best features of proven and venerable weapons while also enhancing performance and lightening soldier load. The new systems now entering the field are the M2A1...
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Maybe It's Time to Channel George F. Kennan
Since November, folks interested in U.S. foreign and defense policy have been inundated with a spate of reviews praising a book by Yale University's John Lewis Gaddis, widely regarded as the dean of American Cold War historians.Entitled George F. Kennan:...
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More on Learning
Further thought on the importance of learning as one pursues professional competence occurred when a fellow member of the Institute of Land Warfare had occasion to search for historical records regarding the career of GEN William C. Westmorland. His...
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Nie 12.1
The Army is conducting a series of etwork Integration Evaluations (NIEs), semi-annual field exercises designed to evaluate deliberate and rapid acquisition solutions and to integrate and mature the Army's tactical network.The most recently completed...
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President Signs Defense Spending Bill
On December 31, President Obama signed into law a defense spending bill for fiscal year (FY) 2012.The $662 billion National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2012 provides $27 billion less than the President requested and $43 billion less than Congress...
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Read2Lead: The Professional Reading List by and for Company-Level Officers
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersWhat is one book that has made a practical impact on your effectiveness leading a platoon or company in the Army? Picture hundreds of company commanders and platoon leaders answering that question and including...
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Secretaries of Defense Historical Series: McNamara, Clifford, and the Burdens of Vietnam 1965-1969
Secretaries of Defense Historical Series: McNamara, Clifford, and the Burdens of Vietnam 1965-1969. Edward J. Dree. United States Department of Defense. 694 pages; black-and-white photographs; maps; index; $68.00.McNamara, Clifford, and the Burdens of...
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The Mission Command Center of Excellence: Driving Institutional Adaptability
The Army's strategic and institutional environment has changed. With strategic transitions out of Iraq and Afghanistan, our forces will require a significant amount of reinforcement and reconstitution in an era of fiscal constraint. Changes in strategic...
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The Right Men
The Right Men Marshall and His Generals: U.S. Army Commanders in World War ?. Stephen R. Taaffe. University Press of Kansas. 426 pages; index; $37.50.Stephen Taaffe's new book, Marshall and His Generals: U.S. Army Cornmenders in World War U, provides...
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The Strategic Importance of U.S. Forces in Europe
Because of a prolonged recession, the United States is currently grappling with a depressed economy, resulting in high levels of unemployment and an American population that questions where the nation's leadership is taking it. This domestic tension...
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Tomorrow's Training Technologies-Today
One of the first arenas in which U.S. Army warfighters experience the impact of "tomorrow's technologies" involves training and simulation. Dr. James T. Blake, U.S. army Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (FEO STRI)...
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U.S. Army Doctrine: From the American Revolution to the War on Terror
Varied Fare U.S. Army Doctrine: From the American Revolution to the War on Terror. Waiter E. Kretchik. Kansas University Press. 392 pages; index; black-and-white photographs; $39.95.Until something better comes along, Walter E. Kretchik's U.S. Army Doctrine:...
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U.S. Army Europe: A Strategic Enabler for the Northern Distribution Network
U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) has always been a great assignmenCallowing soldiers and civilians to contribute to U.S. national security objectives. One way that USAREUR supports those objectives is by providing logistical support to the war effort.More...
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What's 'Back to Basics'?
You hear it everywhere: "We are going back to basics." While I believe that leaders understand it, I am not sure the actual context of the statement resonates with our junior leaders. GEN Martin E. Dempsey began the trend with a thoughtful piece on the...
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