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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. 61, No. 10, October

A Decade of Progress Safeguarding the National Capital Region
It is obvious that things have changed since 9/11. The Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region (JFHQ-NCR) (to which the U.S. Army MDW serves as the core staff) was officially activated on September 22, 2004, born of the ashes of September 11,...
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A Decade of Providing Trained, Ready Forces to the Fight
As the Army makes its strategic transition, First Army's focus will shift and adapt. First Army is postured to continue providing training support to our nation's reserve component (RC) forces, the Army Reserve and Army National Guard. Together, we must...
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A Global Command Providing Space and Missile Defense Capabilities for the Warfighter
If the Army wants to shoot, move and communicate; it needs space. Our Army has an unrelenting dependence on space-based capabilities to execute its land warfighting mission. Similarly, our missile-defense tracking and engagement capabilities provide...
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A Long, Tough Hike: The Army's Way Ahead
The heat - that's what really got to you. You could learn to live with the smells and the flies, and you could get used to marching on a few hours of sleep, but the constant heat drained you. Even after midnight, the temperature remained high, the air...
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An Enduring Operational Force for the Future
While today's citizen-soldiers of the Army Reserve are performing magnificently in every environment and geographic region, we must continue to devote attention to tomorrow's threats and opportunities. The coming decade requires our continued engagement...
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Army Special Operations Forces Global Commitment and Effects
As an Army service component command, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) executes Title 10 functions and responsibilities to ensure its subordinate commands are organized, resourced, educated and trained to execute the complete range of...
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Army Weapons and Equipment
ContentsThe 2011 ARMY Green Book Weapons and Equipment Directory continues its own transformation to provide a glimpse of some representative systems supporting today's warfighters.Significant changes in this year's directory include elimination of the...
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Building on a Foundation of Strength: The Nation's Force of Decisive Action
The Strength of our Nation is our Army.The Strength of our Army is our Soldiers.The Strength of our Soldiers is our Families.Army Strong!With this year marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on our country, our nation has...
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Chief's Retiree Council Calls Health Care, Communication Top Retiree Concerns
Health care continues to be the highest priority issue for both current and future retired soldiers, according to the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) Retiree Council. The Council met in April at the Pentagon.The Council, chaired by LTG Frederick Vollrath,...
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Empowering the Soldier
A commander in a conflict zone needs to know where his units are and where the enemy is. A soldier in the mountains of Afghanistan running a checkpoint wants biometrie information stored in a remote database to determine whether he is facing a friend...
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Enabling Progress, Securing the Future
The United States remains a nation at war. A decade of protracted conflict and unprecedented levels of sustained force deployment have stressed our soldiers, our families, and the infrastructure and services that support them. We are adjusting our deployed...
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Enhancing Security by Building Partner-Nation Capacity
Salvadoran soldiers patrolling the streets of Iraq with U.S. counterparts; Guatemalan disasterresponse units digging out mudslide victims in Honduras; Chilean medics treating earthquake victims in Haiti - all are examples of the results gained from regional...
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Evolving Army Medicine: Optimizing Care for the Warfighter and the Army Family
Army Medicine is an integral part of keeping the Army strong. We are committed to keeping soldiers ready and resffient and meeting all aspects of their health-care needs from battlefield injuries and illness to behavioral-health and preventive-health...
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Focusing, Adapting and Winning within the Army's Business Environment
The Army's operating force has faced and overcome significant challenges over the past decade. It has done so by continually and successfully transforming to meet evolving threats. Likewise, the generating force and financial management support must...
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Focusing on Soldiers as the Decisive Edge
The U.S. Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (AL&T) community is charged with performing the vital mission of developing, acquiring, delivering, supporting and sustaining the most capable and affordable systems and services for our soldiers....
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Humanitarian Support and Partnership in the Pacific
Eyes turned on Japan in March to witness the devastation from an earthquake and tsunami. U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) personnel immediately focused their efforts on supporting the massive relief effort under U.S. Pacific Command named Operation Tomodachi...
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Meeting Future Challenges Now
Today's security operating environment continues to place significant demands on the nation. In turn, America's Army continues to provide a steady flow of trained and ready ground forces. U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) expects this high operational...
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Military Intelligence Training and Readiness
As we enter into a second decade of sustained combat operations and transformation, maintaining the professional excellence of the Army's Intelligence Corps is a nonnegotiable imperative. This concept of professional excellence includes, but extends...
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Objective Overmatch: Equipping the Squad in Afghanistan
Throughout the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. Army has engaged predominantly in counterinsurgency (COIN) operations. One of the tenets of COIN is to push power down to the lowest level. Joint publication 3-24 states, "Successful COIN is...
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Our Army in Transition: Change, Continuity, Growth
When viewed as part of our Army's rich and enduring 236-year history, the years 2011 and 2012 will find an Army still at war, still transforming and beginning a transition into a period of ongoing conflict against terrorism. This scenario will play out...
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Our Goals from Chalkboard to Scoreboard
Our Army National Guard (ARNG) is approaching a decade of war with an all-volunteer force. Our primary goals continue to be soldier, equipment and facility readiness. Citizen-soldiers are receiving comprehensive support systems as well as modern facilities...
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Partnering with Africa for the Future
Africa is a continent that offers incredible opportunity as well as complex challenges. U.S. Army Africa is at work supporting our African partners as they turn promise and potential into reality.With 54 sovereign nations, Africa is a diverse region...
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People Are the Army's Greatest Asset
The U.S. Army is second to none because of our people. Every day, active duty, Army Reserve, and National Guard soldiers; Army civilians; family members; and contractors all work to ensure that our all-volunteer Army is the best staffed, trained and...
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Protecting Our Nation at Home
The complex operating environment known as the homeland continues to change and evolve, yet U.S. Army North's (Fifth Army) ability to adapt to dynamic natural and man-made threats is a true strength of our Army. Much has changed in 2011, such as the...
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Shaping the Army of 2020
As we reduce our presence in Iraq and begin to draw down our forces in Afghanistan, the Army is approaching a critical transition point. We must now shift focus from the singular idea of winning the current fights to simultaneously staffing, training...
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Strategic Choices: Adapting to Win
In today's environment, it's all too easy to become consumed with budgets and the many challenges of the moment. It's important, however, for each of us to take time to reflect on what has been an incredibly tough and demanding decade. After 10 years...
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Supporting the Total Force
As the Assistant Secretary of the Armjr for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (M&RA), I supervise and oversee numerous functional areas including recruiting, readiness, mobilization, force management, medical and health affairs, professional and leader...
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Sustaining a Strong Army Now and for the Future
Between 2007 and 2010, the Army doubled its investment in soldier and family programs. This investment acknowledges the toll the longest period of conflict in American history is taking on the all-volunteer force, and the support due to soldiers and...
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The Afghan Campaign: Creating and Capitalizing on Hard-Fought Security Gains
In the past year, we have made important progress in our critical mission to prevent Afghanistan from once again becoming a safe haven for al Qaeda and other transnational terrorist organizations. Indeed, the troopers of the International Security Assistance...
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The NCD Corps and the Demands of Our Profession of Arms
No one is more professional than I. I am a Noncommissioned Officer, a leader of Soldiers. These first two sentences from the NCO Creed have been our mantra ever since a group of senior noncommissioned officers wrote the letters N-C-O on a blackboard...
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The State of Logistics Readiness Has Never Been Hinter
After almost a decade at war, Army logisticians are making the final push to move the remaining supplies and equipment out of Iraq by year's end while continuing to support a complex military operation in the landlocked country of Afghanistan. Our depots,...
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The U.S. Army in Europe 'Fighting above Our Weight Glass'
In early 2001, U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) planners began a transformation effort that - unbeknownst to them at the time - would result in a radically changed stance linked to the demands of an evolving security situation in Europe. The decision points...
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Thinking, Adaptive Soldiers: Our Edge for the Future
It's impossible to look back at the United States Army over the last year without thinking about the past few weeks and the sad and somber observation of the 10th anniversary of the September llth attacks.Since the terrorists attacked our nation just...
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This Month's Cover
SFC Leroy A. Retry raises his prosthetic arm, controlled by the muscles and nerves in his shoulder, to render a salute. He lost his hand to save his fellow Rangers.Featured on the cover of the ARMY Magazine 2011-12 Green Book, SFC Retry was awarded the...
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Transforming Cyber Operations While at War
On October 1, 2010, Army Cyber Command was activated as a new three-star headquarters at Fort Belvoir, Va. The Secretary of the Army directed Army Cyber Command to plan, coordinate, integrate, synchronize, direct, and conduct network operations and defense...
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Transforming Our Partnership Witk Iraq
Extraordinary change is taking place throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Since late 2010, an unprecedented wave of popular unrest has moved steadily across the region. Country by country, people have demanded political and economic change. Much...
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USARCENT: A Day in the Life . .
Kabul, Afghanistan: COL Rob Horneck emerges from monitoring a preparation session for the Army Requirements Review Board. COL Horneck's mission: to synchronize the allocation of mine-resistant ambush-protected combat and combat support vehicles to the...
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Premier Public Engineering
By the time this article is published, I will have retired after 39 years of service in the U.S. Army. It often feels as if the Army saved the best for last because for the past four years I have had the privilege of leading the premier public engineering...
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U.S. Army Posts & Installations
This section includes posts and installations primarily supporting the active Army in the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. Army ammunition plants and Army installations in caretaker or inactive status have been excluded.Acreages...
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U.S. Forces Korea: Ensuring Stability and Enhancing the Alliance
Northeast Asia is one of the most economically and socially dynamic regions in the world today. The region has been characterized by its rapid economic growth, the expansion of freemarket economies, the development of democratic states and the presence...
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Where Eighth Army Stands, Freedom Is Secure
What is Eighth Army? Our motto sums it up: Pacific Victors! Eighth Army officially activated at Memphis, Tenn., on June 10, 1944, deployed to the Southwest Pacific Theater of Operations and distinguished itself in numerous engagements from New Guinea...
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