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Articles from Vol. 62, No. 6, June

An Open Letter to My West Point Roommate, MG Neal Creighton, USA Retired
The 'Pot Party' at Firebase AresDear Neal,In your fine book about the adventures of the Creighton family [A Different Path: The Story of an Army Family! you reference an incident when troops from the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry-the battalion I commanded...
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Another Army Birthday
As we commemorate the U.S. Army's 237th birthday, an observation by one of our great Cold War leaders, GEN Andrew J. Goodpaster, is apt "One legacy of the Cold War is thinking of the use of military force in terms of either doing nothing, or employing...
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A Panorama of Opinions on Afghanistan
A Panorama of Opinions on Afghanistan Afghan Endgames: Strategy and Policy Choices for America's Longest War. Edited by Hy Rothstein and John Arquilla. Georgetown University Press. 229 pages; index; $29.95. Publisher website: umno.press.georgetown.edu.Ideally,...
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Ataturk: Lessons in Leadership from the Greatest General of the Ottoman Empire
Ataturk: Lessons in Leadership from the Greatest General of the Ottoman Empire. Austin Bay. Palgrave Macmillan. 202 pages; black-and-white photographs; maps; index; $23.00. Publisher website: http://us.niacmillan.com/ ataturk/AustinBay.A well-written...
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AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Safran USA
Corporate Structure - President and CEO: Peter Lengyel. U.S. Headquarters: 2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite BD7, Arlington, Va. 22201. Telephone: 703-351-9898. Website: www.safran-na.com.The Safran Group is a leading international high-technology group...
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CEMA: A Key to Success in Unified Land Operations
The Army has recently codffiëdthe concept of cyberelectromagnetic activities (CEMA) within its doctrine. At its heart, CEMA is designed to prepare the Army to address the increasing importance that both cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum will...
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Cross-Functional Team Staff Structure in the Afghanistan Counterinsurgency
A converted yellow gymnasium on the north side of the Kabul International Airport Is headquarters to the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command (IJC). Inside is a labyrinth of hallways with multicolored wires climbing the walls. The rooms...
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Education, Experience and Training: Responsibilities to the Army as a Profession
Discussions concerning the defense budget cuts and associated force structure and modernization decisions are already taking up much of the Army's horizon. These aie important subjects; they represent decisions that will affect the Army for the coming...
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Happy Birthday, Army
June 14th, 1775, is the birthday of the United States Army. That year the Continental Congress, recognizing the value of military power as important to the quest for redress of laws, taxes, restrictions and demands of the British government, authorized...
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Letters
Critical Thinking* GEN Odierno's challenge to improve critical thinking in the Army by encouraging soldiers to read, especially the books in the Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List (March), is sound advice. He notes, "There is simply no better...
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Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor beyond the Call of Duty
Varied FareMedal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty. Peter Collier. Artisan. 342 pages; black-andwhite photographs; index; $45. Publisher website: www.workman. com/products/ 9781579654627.To pay homage to the Medal of Honor on its 150th...
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Mission Command: Do We Have the Stomach for What Is Really Required?
Do we really have the stomach for implementing mission command, or is this concept a passing fancy, the AnHV7S current bright shiny object? If we intend to truly embrace mission command, then we should do it to the fullest, and that will require commitment...
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MISSION COMMAND: Reflections from the Combined Arms Center Commander
There has been a lot of discussion recently on the doctrinal adoption of mission command and the adaptations to the force that with it. Army leaders have chronicled the development of mission command doctrine, the establishment of the Mission Command...
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Scorpion I/Scorpion II Unattended Ground Sensor
Soldier ArmedAn early April 2012 announcement highlighted a recent U.S. Army procurement award to provide Scorpion I and Scorpion II unattended ground sensor (UGS) systems to protect soldiers with a remote, persistent, unattended surveillance capability...
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Special Operations/Conventional Forces INTERDEPENDENCE: A Critical Role in 'Prevent, Shape, Win'
As the Army reflects on the lessons of the past 10 years, we recognize that lethal and nonlethal capabilities of conventional force must work among diverse cultures to fight and win population-centric conflicts. While these capabilities "reside" in special...
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The Relevancy of a Staff Ride to the Modern Field Artillery Battalion
It is easy to believe that young officers are competent in core branch functions because they successfully completed training center rotations and combat deployments. They effectively employed Field Artillery systems to respond to maneuver requests for...
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The War of 1812 at 200
June 18 marks the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Senate's approval of a declaration of war against Great Britain. Many speak of the War of 1812 as our "second war for independence," with good reason. Given all that has happened since, it can be difficult...
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Third-Generation Leadership-Redux
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersIn the June 2007 issue of ARMY Magazine, we asked you to think about one person who has significantly influenced your development as a leader and to picture this person in your mind. We shared the example...
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TOXIC LEADERSHIP: What Are We Talking About?
The American Army is, of necessity, a hierarchical bureaucracy. Disciplined response to authority remains a bedrock value. Ten years of complex operations conducted typically with notable professionalism by a true volunteer force must be unique in history....
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U.S. Offensive Strengthens Afghan Security
In what may be the last major U.S. offensive in Afghanistan before 33,000 surge troops redeploy by the end of this summer, U.S. soldiers in April began clearing militants from provinces south of Kabul and conducting short assaults against insurgents...
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