Academic journal article Military Review

From the Editor

Academic journal article Military Review

From the Editor

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In this issue, Lieutenant General Mike Steele completes his two-part report on the proceedings of the Army Training and Leader Development Panel. The first part appeared in the July-August 2001 issue of Military Review. In this article, Lieutenant General Steele discusses the panel's recommendations.

Congressman Ike Skelton argues that the past holds lessons for contemporary soldiers in asymmetric warfare. In recalling the Indian campaigns of yesteryear, he advises, "we must not fall into the same trap of underestimating a potential adversary because of his different culture or seemingly inferior capability. To do so would be to repeat errors of the past with potentially devastating future consequences."

Leadership and training remain vital issues to the Army. Gillespie, the 2001 MacArthur Award winner, proposes that the Army's leadership doctrine should be nested horizontally and vertically to provide a more comprehensive body of doctrine than is currently available. Herding and Boisselle review the National Training Center's 20 years of excellent service and preview its 21st-century innovations.

Commanders continue to be challenged to conduct peace operations ever more effectively. The authors in this section discuss how commanders might achieve this. Thomas introduces us to "policekeeping" and the effect of information technology on peacekeeping operations. Anderson proposes that operational commanders can enhance their chances for successful peacekeeping by developing measures of effectiveness to determine success. …

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