Military Review

Professional military journal (English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Articles from Vol. 83, No. 3, May/June

Afghanistan's Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics, and the Rise of the Taliban
AFGHANISTAN'S ENDLESS WAR: State Failure, Regional Politics, and the Rise of the Taliban, Larry P. Goodson, University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2002, 264 pages, $22.50.Working on his doctoral dissertation and armed with a grant from the American...
Betrayal and Treason: Violations of Trust and Loyalty
BETRAYAL AND TREASON: Violations of Trust and Loyalty, Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Westview Press, Boulder, CO, 2001, 401 pages, $35.00.Nachman Ben-Yehuda is an Israeli sociologist specializing in the study of deviance. Betrayal and Treason: Violations of Trust...
C4ISR the Stryker Brigade Combat Teams
What makes the SBCT unique is its combination of enhanced information technology and communications, which increases force effectiveness and agility through a command- and execution-centric approach to decisionmaking.-SBCT Organization & Operations1INFORMATION...
Commanding Change: War Winning Strategies for Organizational Change
COMMANDING CHANGE: War Winning Strategies for Organizational Change, Murray Davies, Praeger, Westport, CT, 2001, $62.50.The dynamics that force organizational change in the civilian sector are normally judged on the ability to gain profits. Military...
DARPA's Future Combat System Command and Control
Information and intelligent C2 systems are two keys to the success of FCS-equipped forces. Here, the authors outline the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's efforts in this area. The nexus of this system of systems must be a C2 system that provides...
Fighting Child Soldiers
On today's battlefield, U.S. soldiers often encounter civilians of ambiguous status-refugees, members of relief organizations, soldiers masquerading as noncombatants, and children. Increasingly, however, these children are combatants, and U.S. troops...
From the Editor
In this issue, Military Review looks at several relevant topics for the military professional, including current operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), and Officership.Special operations forces have stepped from the...
Improving Army Planning for Future Multinational Coalition Operations
IMPROVING ARMY PLANNING FOR FUTURE MULTINATIONAL COALITION OPERATIONS, Thomas S. Szayna, Frances M. Lussier, Krista Magras, Olga Oliker, Michele Zanini, Robert Howe, Rand, Santa Monica, CA, 2001, 346 pages, $25.00.In this book, the authors' thesis is...
Integrating Carrier-Based Electronic Attack into Conventional Army Doctrine
Carrier-based EA-6Bs used on-call jamming to successfully disrupt enemy C2 nodes during joint operations in Afghanistan. Authors Ronald Reis and Glen F. Robbins relate the intriguing details and argue that carrier-based electronic warfare assets should...
Iran's Security Policy in the Post-Revolutionary Era
IRAN'S SECURITY POLICY IN THE POST-REVOLUTIONARY ERA, Daniel L. Byman, Shahram Chubin, Anoushiravan Ehteshami, and Jerold Green, Rand, Santa Monica, CA, 2001, 133 pages, $15.00.Iran's Security Policy in the Post-Revolutionary Era is another excellent...
Is Hope the Only Method?
The U.S. Army is experiencing an identity crisis. How should the Transformation Army look? Past emphasis has been on leadership competencies. Should future emphasis be on overall organizational effectiveness? If so, the Army will need to take a hard...
Korea's Future and the Great Powers
KOREA'S FUTURE AND THE GREAT POWERS, Nicholas Eberstadt and Richard J. Ellings, eds., University of Washington Press: Seattle, 2001, 361 pages, $22.95.Among the foremost of security issues in Asia, indeed the world, is the future of the Korean peninsula...
Leaders for America's Army
The Active Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and the U.S. Army National Guard share a high level of military competence. These remarkable levels of citizen-soldier competence, created by training to common task, condition, and standard, have never before occurred...
Learning from Sun Tzu
Sun Tzu's The Art of War is, of course, a classic. At least six English translations can be found in most large bookstores on bookshelves next to another much cited but little read military favorite, Carl von Clausewitz's On War (Knopf, New York, 1993).1...
Letters
DOCC-Personnel RecoveryCW5 John D. Wallace, USA, Fort Hood, Texas-General Burwell B. Bell's Military Review article, "The New DOCC" (January-February 2003), is informative and well thought out. Bell addresses many deep operations coordination cell (DOCC)...
Managing the Revolution in Military Affairs
MANAGING THE REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS, Ron Matthews and John Treddenick, eds., Palgrave, NY, 2001, 273 pages, $75.00.Managing the Revolution in Military Affairs, which surveys a broad range of issues within today's rapidly changing military environment,...
Military Foundations of Panamanian Politics
MILITARY FOUNDATIONS OF PANAMANIAN POLITICS, Robert C. Harding II, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, NJ, 2001, 233 pages, $39.95.Any discussion of Latin American politics would be incomplete without parallel dialogues on Latin American militaries...
Officer Leaders Development: Developing the Professional Army Officer: Implications for Organizational Leaders
Military Review concludes its series on officership with two articles that provide a theoretical framework for that discussion. Bullis writes that the culture of the military organization to which the officer belongs should encourage officers to be warriors...
Political Decapitation
During the war against Iraq, the United States made two attempts to kill Saddam Hussein and decapitate Iraq of its leadership. One signaled the beginning of ground combat; the other was an attack on Hussein's bunker under a restaurant. Serge Walder argues...
SOF on the Contemporary Battlefield
SPECIAL OPERATIONS forces (SOF) and joint air power achieved spectacular results during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan. This was especially true in the first few months when the eyes of America and the world were watching. The initiative,...
Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security
SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security, Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn, eds., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2001, 545 pages, $28.95.The national debate on U.S. civil-military relations is alive and heated in...
Special Operation Forces: Integrating SOF into Joint Warfighting
With Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, special operations forces emerged from the shadows. Warfighting doctrine and methods that integrate and coordinate the conventional with the unconventional are more necessary now than ever. From experiences...
The SBCT: Developing Agile, Adaptive Soldiers
The Stryker Brigade is the cutting edge of Army Transformation. Authors Brown and Dedrick, former Stryker brigade commander and Brigade command sergeant major, respectively, portray the Stryker brigades' successes and strengths. Author Toomey provides...
Transforming Leader Development through Lifelong Learning
THE ARMY IS in the process of transforming itself. Through the Army Training and Leader Development Panel (ATLDP) assessment process, it is exploring the use of three meta-competencies: self-awareness, adaptability, and lifelong learning.1 A meta-competency...
War over Kosovo: Politics and Strategy in a Global Age
WAR OVER KOSOVO: Politics and Strategy in a Global Age, Andrew J. Bacevich and Eliot A. Cohen, eds., Columbia University Press, NY, 2001, 223 pages, $22.50.What is the only shooting war that NATO has fought? Has America ever fought a war without a combat...
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