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Articles from Vol. 62, No. 11, November

Army Acquisition: Let's Light a Few Candles
We have read or personally experienced the many trials and successes-yes, successes - of Army acquisition. There have also been so many Department of Defense studies that the mantra of "acquisition reform" would be better referred to as "50 years of...
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Defense Transformation Redux
Defense transformation, although not necessarily referred to by thai term, again seems to be in the news. We note with interest that the Join Chiefs and regional commanders have conducted strategic seminars three times this year, walking over a world...
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Fall from Grace: The Parallel Careers of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and MG George B. McClellan
Since its founding in 1775, the U.S. Army has ñelded a formidable array of warriors led by distinguished commanders. Few of these leaders have proved as controversial as MG George B. McClellan and General of the Army Douglas MacArthur. Though both had...
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Father Emil Kapaun
On the night of November 2, 1950, U.S. Army chaplain CPT Emil Kapaun huddled in a dark, cold dugout near the Korean village of Unsan, surrounded by Chinese communist soldiers. Two days earlier, the dugout had been a command post for the 3rd Battalion,...
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German High Command in 1944
German High Command in 1944 Ruckzug: The German Retreat from France, 1944. Joachim Ludewig. University of Kentucky Press. $28. 435 pages; black-and-white photographs; maps; index; notes; bibliography. Publisher website: www.kentuckypress.com.Joachim...
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Global Medic 2012
With the bulk of their field medical capabilities residing in the reserve component. Army training planners perform a critical balancing act to ensure continuation of the superlative care provided to U.S. warf ighters. One chief element of that process...
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JLTV Enters EMD
Designed to replace approximately one-third of the Army's oldest unarmored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (Humvees), the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) incorporates the strengths of the MineResistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles,...
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Lessons from the Hunting Season
Lessons from the Hunting Season Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad. Peter L. Bergen. Crown. 359 pages; index; notes; bibliography; color photographs; $26. Publisher website: www.crownpublishing.com.There are few journalists...
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Letters
'Crush of Requirements'* LTC Thomas P. McKenna's letter in the September issue of ARMY detailing then-CPT Edward C. Meyer's frustration with the "crush of requirements" was interesting but did not provide the full story. As Chief of Staff, GEN Meyer...
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'Masterpiece of Historical Scholarship'
'Masterpiece of Historical Scholarship' The Second World War. Antony Beevor. Little, Brown and Company. 863 pages; black-and-white photographs; maps; notes; index; $35. Publisher website: www.hachettebookgroup.com/publishing_littlebrown-and-company.aspx.Rarely...
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National Strategy: Another Look
The Department of Defense strategic guidance, Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense, followed by the adoption of AirSea Battle, prescribes the concept of our military strategy from now through 2020. Much comment, many...
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New Assistance Brigades Deploy to Afghanistan
The first of a new type of unit, the Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB), deploys to Operation Enduring Freedom this month as increasing numbers of insider attacks on U.S. troops have prompted NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)...
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Production of Heralded MRAPs Ends
In a ceremony at the Pentagon in October, Vice President Joe Biden and Assistant Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter marked the end of production of the mine-resistant ambushprotected vehicle (MRAP) that is credited with saving thousands of lives in...
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Setting the Azimuth for Joint Force 2020: Globally Integrated Operations and Mission Command
We have to recognize that "about 80 percent of the [joint] force of 2020 already exists," Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff GEN Martin E. Dempsey told the audience at AUSA's inaugural GEN Bernard W. Rogers Strategic Issues Forum in late September....
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Valor in Vietnam 1963-1977: Chronicles of Honor, Courage, and Sacrifice
Valor In Vietnam 1963-1977: Chronicles of Honor, Courage, and Sacrifice. Allen B. Clark. Casemate. 288 pages; glossary; index; black-and-white photographs; $29.95. Publisher website: www.casematepublishing.com.The Vietnam War is now fading from the collective...
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What Do You Want Most in a Leader?
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersIn the CompanyCommand forum (http://CC.army.mil), we have been talking about the attributes that we value in leaders. We framed two questions to spark the conversation:Question 1 : What do you want in a subordinate?Question...
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Who and What Is a Veteran?
Several years ago, a neighbor of mine volunteered to sell Veterans Day poppies. In talking with her later, she told me that a young woman with a small child stopped and asked, "I'd love to buy a poppy from you, but I don't know what it's for."My neighbor...
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