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Articles from Vol. 56, No. 12, December

Air and Missile Defense Goes Global
In October, North Korea tested a nuclear device that pushed the nightmare scenario of a rogue state armed with both nuclear warheads and missile delivery systems a step closer to reality. The underground detonation generated international headlines calling...
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All Volunteer-Our Army of Choice
All Volunteer-Our Army of Choice I Want You! The Evolution of the All-Volunteer Force. Bernard Rostker. RAND Corporation. 800 pages; photographs; index; DVD; $68.50.By Lt. Gen. Richard G. TrefryU.S. Army retiredIn the long history of the U.S. Army the...
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AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Militec, Inc
Corporate structure-Founded: 1987. President and CEO: Bradley P. Giordani. Number of employees: 6. Headquarters: Waldorf, Md. Principal product: MILITEC-1 Synthetic Metal Conditioner. Web site: www.militec-1.com. Telephone: 301-893-3910.Militec, Inc....
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Avoiding Target Fixation in Education and Training
A remark at last Wednesday's Pentagon press conference by Gen. Richard Cody, the Army's vice chief of staff, surfaced a concern shared increasingly by other senior officers with whom I've spoken.Bemoaning the lack of time to train and educate junior...
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Ballistic Missile Defense: The High Ground Secured
On July 4, 2006, while America was preparing to celebrate our nation's 230th birthday, the world witnessed a shocking display of the uncertainty it faces in the 21st century. In quick succession, the People's Republic of Korea test-fired six shortrange...
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Democrats Take Congress & Rumsfeld Resigns
Democrats took over majority rule in the U.S. Congress after the November 7 election, gaining 28 seats in the House, giving them a majority of 232 seats, 29 more than the Republican's 203. Representatives will vote to determine the new chairmen and leadership...
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Directed Energy & Counter-Rocket, Artillery & Mortar Capability for the Warfighter
One of the greatest force protection challenges faced by the warfighter is the effect of mortar and rocket attacks against people and facilities. Events of the past year, in Iraq and elsewhere around the globe, have shown the disproportionate effect...
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Fame and Infamy: A Question of Character
Fame and Infamy: A Question of Character George Washington and Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots. Dave R. Palmer. Regnery Publishing, Inc. 424 pages; photographs; maps; index; $29.95.By Col. Cole C. KingseedU.S. Army retiredGeorge Washington and...
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Guided MLRS Unitary
One concrete example that highlights the contribution of precision fires in today's tactical environments can be found in the expanding combat application of the guided multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) unitary munition. The guided MLRS unitary is...
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Impassioned Marshall Medal Honoree Calls for Greater Commitment to the American Soldier
AUSA honored Warren Rudman, former U.S. Senator from New Hampshire and Korean War veteran (infantry), with the George Catlett Marshall Medal for lifetime achievement at the Association's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on October 11. The award recognizes...
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Intelligent Munitions System
Today's network-centric battle-field presents a host of new challenges-for warfighters as well as designers and manufacturers in the defense industry. The need to keep pace with rapidly changing requirements is always there, whether it means coming up...
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Iraq Assumes Greater Responsibilities
The Iraqi government's efforts to subdue violence and the process of transferring responsibilities from the Coalition to the Iraqi army are continuing. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has moved forward with the reconciliation initiative to ease tensions...
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Jtags-24/7/365
Osan Air Base, Korea, 5:00 P.M. Most people are on their way home. But for Alpha Crew, Charlie Detachment, 1st Space Company, Joint Tactical Ground Stations (JTAGS) the day is just beginning. Physical training starts at 5:00. The crew meets at 7:30 to...
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Letters
The Army Uniform* Col. William Muhlenfeld's piece, The Green Uniform-Don't Kill It (November), ably points out the rhetorical inconsistencies in the "campaign plan" to overhaul Army uniforms and heraldry during a protracted war. I believe this effort...
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Missile Defense Expanded
Country X continues to slowly slip into chaos: there are strong indications its military forces are posturing for war in response to perceived escalating threats from traditional adversaries; its economy has nearly come to a halt; its annual harvest...
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National Self-Determination
Our soldiers have made enormous sacrifices hying to achieve effective and popularly supported governance for the Iraqi and Afghan peoples. An underlying premise has been integrated multiethnic democracies as an end state. It may be of interest that our...
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Precision Brings Artillery Back into the Fight
In a world of battlefield paradox, where tactical successes can have negative strategic consequences, the emergence of increasingly accurate and precise U.S. Army fires capabilities promises to revolutionize joint service operations on modern urban and...
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Strategic Cook's Tour
Top level strategies are infinitely more complicated than chess, because there are games within games on a global board. There's no limit to the number of players who may participate singly or form teams. Who's on which side is often ambiguous, and memberships...
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Tactical Nukes
The recent worldwide focus on North Korea's nuclear test reminded me that being the only known Army alumnus still advocating tactical, short-range, low yield nuclear weapons for our Army and Marine forces, I should address the subject again. A contact...
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The Art of Rewarding Soldiers
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersOur Soldiers do more for us than we can ever possibly hope to recognize. Still, the number of ways a commander can reward his or her Soldiers is literally limitless and extends well beyond the standard system...
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The Balance of Leadership in an Army at War
Warfare in the 21st century requires adaptive leaders and highly disciplined and motivated soldiers. Our world-class Army demands world-class leadership. Therefore, leading units and developing our Army's next generation of leaders lies at the very heart...
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The United States in Iraq-A 15-Year History Lesson
The United States in Iraq-A 15-Year History Lesson Cradle of Conflict: Iraq and the Birth of the Modern U.S. Military. Michnel Knights. Naval Institute Press. 466 pages; maps; index; $39.95.By Maj. Gen. Edward B. AtkesonU.S. Army retiredCradle of Conflict...
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Varied Fare
Varied Fare Mud: A Military History. C.E. Wood. Potomac Books, Inc. An AUSA book. 190 pages. Black & white photographs; index; $23.95.Mud. It is an inevitability of the battlefield, much like snow and sand. But while the military has studied ways...
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We're Ready
The 100th Missile Defense (MD) Brigade, Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD), headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the centerpiece of the nation's emerging missile defense system. With a battalion-the 49th Missile Defense Battalion (GMD)-located...
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