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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. 62, No. 8, August

A History of Deaths in Land Warfare
A History of Deaths in Land Warfare The Last Full Measure: How Soldiers Die in Battle. Michael Stephenson. Crown. 480 pages; index; appendix; $28. Publisher's website: wunu.randomhouse. com/crown.As the United States finishes with one war and begins...
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Army Veteran Teaches the Art of Medical Recording
Just three weeks into his fifth deployment to Afghanistan in 2004, SGT Falcon Bonsell, a forward observer with the 2nd Ranger Battalion, found himself on foot patrol. It seemed like a routine August day until his unit was ambushed near Forward Operating...
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AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Fluor Corporation
Corporate Structure - Number of Employees: More than 43,000 on six continents. Date of Foundation: Founded as a construction company in 1912. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: David T. Seaton. Fluor Government Group President: Bruce A. Stanski. Government...
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A Vietnamese Perspective
A Vietnamese PerspectiveNationalist in the Viet Nam Wars: Memoirs of a Victim Turned Soldier. Ngui/eii Cong Litan. Indiana Liniversiti/ Press. 598 pages; notes; index; $39.95. Publisher's websiterumrw.iupress. indiana.edu.Although the American war in...
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Build the Army of 2020
GEN Douglas MacArthur understood that developing an understanding of complex strategies and tactics would be necessary to defeat our foes. GEN George S. Patton Jr. knew that daring and courageous maneuvers were enabled by training and doctrine and were...
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Common Infrared Countermeasures
With the recent denial of a contract protest by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Army is again moving forward on the technology development (TD) phase of the Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) program. Consisting of a laser-based...
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CompanyCommand Building Combat-Ready Teams
To: Future Platoon LeadersFrom: Current and Past Platoon LeadersThe Crush of Requirements from Higher HeadquartersThanks to some amazing conversations in the CompanyCommand online forum and a subsequent survey built upon those conversations, we are gaining...
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Evolution of an Institution
Evolution of an InstitutionCarved from Granite: West Point Since 1902. Lance Betros. Texas A&M University Press. 458 pages; black-andwhite photographs; index; appendices; notes; $40. Publisher's website: www. tamupress.com.The United States Military...
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JIEDDO Explores New Robotic Tools for the 'Enduring' IED Threat
The Department of Defense Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) conducted its inaugural Counter-IED Robotics Challenge recently. Partnering with the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), Army...
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Letters
Army Warrant Officers* I thoroughly enjoyed reading the July issue of ARMY Magazine from the front cover onward. The coverage ARMY provided to Army warrant officers to commemorate the Warrant Officer Corps birthday was exceptional.Having a senior warrant...
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Pakistan Opens Supply Routes to Afghanistan
After seven months of blocking NATO supply routes into Afghanistan, the Pakistani government allowed NATO supply vehicles to cross its border from the town of Chaman into Afghanistan in July.Pakistan had closed its borders to NATO last November following...
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Rethinking the Army's Way Forward
While the nature of war has not changed over the 24 centuries of recorded military history, important aspects of warfare are changing constantly. What appears abnormal, innovative, irregular, unconventional or nontraditional in one era could become normal,...
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Reviewing Arguments for and against AirSea Battle
My editor reminded me that June 6 was the 68th anniversary of D-Day, the storied beginning of the 1944 Normandy invasion, which inaugurated the Allied effort to liberate Nazi-occupied Northwest Europe and, together with Russia's concurrent operations,...
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The Buck Stops at Forth Leavenworth
Harry S. Truman at the Command and General Staff CollegeBenefiting from the proximity of his Presidential Library and home, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leav(enworth, Kan., hosted Harry S. Truman three times in the early...
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The Changing Face of Network Integration Evaluations
If "talking the talk" can be equated with the development of the Army's modernized network communications architecture, and "walking the talk" was reflected in the evolving Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) process, then the Army should soon get credit...
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The Evolution of the U.S. Army
The Evolution of the U.S. Army Kevlar Legions: The Transformation of the U.S. Army, 1989-2005. John Sloan Brown. U.S. Army Center of Military History. 539 pages; index; maps; illustrations; $50. Available as a free downloadable PDF file at the publisher's...
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Thoughts on Strategic Thinking
This is a time portending major changes in our military establishment and a need for a continuing understanding among the people of the nation of the value of the armed forces to guarantee our freedom and pursuit of our national interests around the...
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What If We Go below 400K, Again?
It is hard to escape a premonition that Army personnel cuts beyond those already programmed are coming. As I write, $600 billion more will automatically come out of the national security budget over a 10-year period beginning January 2 if some other...
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Where We've Been and Where We Want to Go
The past 11 years of war have done a great deal to remind America that it has no more capable, reliable and successful resource than its citizen soldiers.For those who were wearing the uniform on that fateful September morning in 2001, the change in...
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