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Articles from Vol. 54, No. 3, March

'Across the Havoc of War, a Great General'
Participants in war have little time or inclination to express their opinions of an enemy. At the apex of government, Prime Minister Winston Churchill's tribute to Gen. Erwin Rommel (quoted above) before the British House of Commons in January 1943 stands...
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Anticoalition Attacks Continue in Iraq
Rocket attacks, explosive devices and accidents continue to take a toll on coalition forces in Iraq. On February 1, a 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) soldier was killed and 12 others were wounded during a rocket attack on Logistics Support Area Anaconda...
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Army Reserve Regional Training Centers
The global war on terrorism with its actions in Afghanistan, Iraq and other places has accelerated the Army's Transformation. The Army Reserve is also transforming rapidly, and the Federal Reserve Restructuring Initiative (FRRI) will be a major change...
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AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Boyer Trucks
Corporate Structure: Number of employees: 300. Founded: 1934. President: Philip S. Maas. Web site: www.boyer trucks.com. Telephone: 800-925-7002.Director of Marketing-Unimog, Boyer Trucks: Bill Foster, bfoster@ boyertrucks. com. National Accounts Manager-Unimog,...
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Balancing Transformation with Combat Service Support-Army Materiel Command and Movement to the Future Force
As the winter chill of the northern Arabian Desert gives way to the blistering heat of another Iraqi summer, our military forces, especially the U.S. Army, are in the midst of some of the most challenging operations in history. Forces engaged in combat...
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Cherished Myths on Women and War Debunked
Cherished Myths On Women and War Debunked War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa. Joshua S. Goldstein. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, United Kingdom. 523 pages; photographs; index; tables; $40. doth, $27 paper.These days,...
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Excellent Account of Critical Revolutionary War Battle
Excellent Account of Critical Revolutionary War Battle The Battle for New York. Barnet Schecter. Penguin Books. 452 pages; maps; photographs; notes; index; $16 paperback.There is little argument about the central thesis of this book-that in 1776 New...
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Letters
Incident Command System* Lt. Col. Banner's piece (January) is good news-good that a military publication is noting the progress in the civil area; even better news that there is good news to report, for civil command and control has been-shall we say-anarchic...
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Nap
During my tour of duty in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division in 1968-69, the division converted from an airborne division to an airmobile configuration. One of the upshots of this change was the introduction into the division of soldiers who were...
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Non-Line-of-Sight-Cannon
Individuals who might question the critical importance of field artillery on 21st-century asymmetric battlefields need look no further than Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) to find their belief in jeopardy. In the after action report prepared by the 3rd...
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Powerful Frontline Memoir of World War I
Powerful Frontline Memoir of World War I Toward the Flame: A Memoir of World War I. Hervey Alien. University of Nebraska Press. 282 pages; drawings; $15.95.Scion of a prominent Pittsburgh family, Naval Academy dropout and poet William Hervey Alien Jr....
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President Bush Asks for $401.7 Billion for Defense
President George W. Bush's fiscal year (FY) 2005 defense budget request is $401.7 billion. The Army's $98.5 billion portion is $2.7 billion more than was appropriated for FY 2004 and breaks down as follows:PersonnelThe budget provides soldiers with an...
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'Superb Analysis of Union Strategy and Policy'
New Framework for Examining Generalship'Superb Analysis of Union Strategy and Policy' The War within the Union High Command: Politics and Generalship during the Civil War. Thomas J. Goss. University Press of Kansas. 300 pages; notes; index; $34.95.How...
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The Persistent Challenge of Isolating an Insurgency
During the past seven years, along with hundreds of other military and civilian players, I've been involved in a series of war games intended to help define future U.S. Army-and more recently joint-forces and methods. Since they began, the games have...
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The Stryker: Going 'Up North'
It took just over four years for the Stryker combat vehicle and Stryker brigade combat team (SECT) to go from concept to combat. Stryker vehicle and unit development were announced at the October 1999 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting. On December...
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The Turning Point
On the Day That Saddam Hussein Was Captured, Crazy Horse Troop Grew Up.SAMARKA, IRAQ, with the 3rd Brigade (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), 2nd Infantry Division-On the morning of December 12, the ramps of five Stryker combat vehicles dropped to give soldiers...
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The Wartime Army of Today
What a difference a few years can make. Not long ago cuts in Army force structure were widely expected to pay bills for "transformational" technology; the M1A1 tank was generally regarded-again-as an overweight, unwieldy Cold War relic, and transparent...
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