Military Review

Professional military journal (English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Articles from Vol. 81, No. 2, March/April

21st Century Copyright Law
Copyright law can be traced back to the first English copyright law, the 1710 Statute of Anne, by which royalty attempted to control anti-Crown book publishers. Modern US copyright law is based on the US Constitution, codified in Title 17 of the US Code...
An Affair of State: The Investigation, Impeachment, and Trial of President Clinton
AN AFFAIR OF STATE: The Investigation, Impeachment, and Trial of President Clinton, Richard A. Posner, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1999, 252 pages, $24.95. Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Richard...
CCIR: A Tool for Information Dominance
Information-age warfare means different things to different things to different people. Some envision US teens with joysticks confronting menacing hordes on another continent. To show that using information property requires as much sense as technology,...
Civilian Control of the Military: The Changing Security Environment
CIVILIAN CONTROL OF THE MILITARY: The Changing Security Environment, Michael C. Desch, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 1999, 133 pages, $34.95. Michael C. Desch's Civilian Control of the Military is well written, thoughtful and topical....
Devil Dogs: Fighting Marines of World War I
DEVIL DOGS: Fighting Marines of World War I, George B. Clark, Presidio Press, Novato, CA, 1999, 463 pages, $39.95. Devil Dogs-a labor of love-is George B. Clark's tribute to the US Marines who fought on the Western Front during World War I. Clark, a...
From My Bookself
In June 2000, US Army Chief of Staff General Eric K Shinseki released a 40-book reading list to help military professionals further develop confidence, military knowledge, habits of reflection and intellectual growth, whether they are officers or noncommissioned...
Future War and Counter-Proliferation: U.S. Military Responses to NBC Proliferation Threats
FUTURE WAR AND COUNTERPROLIFERATION: U.S. Military Responses to NBC Proliferation Threats, Barry R. Schneider, Praeger Publishers, Westport, CT, 1999, 229 pages, $59.95. Out of his wealth of experience as a professor, strategic analyst and foreign affairs...
GPS Signals Jammed during Tank Trials
Based on 6 August 2000 reports in The Sunday Times of London, Agence France-Presse and the 25 September 2000 Elevtheos Tipos, Athens The highly accurate Global Positioning System (GPS) supports modem ground forces as they move and shoot. Maps and compasses...
GPS Vulnerabilities
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas K. Adams, US Army, Retired For centuries explorers have navigated by fixed stars. Today our increasingly expeditionary military navigates by orbiting emitters. Satellites enable flexible communication and precise navigation...
Handling Degraded Communications
BATTLEFIELD DIGITIZATION is expected to greatly increase the amount, types and speed of information communicated. If these enhancements prove as valuable as anticipated, then any inability to communicate and pass data digitally will have significant...
Information Operations: Doctrine, Tactics, Techniques and Procedures
Joint doctrine arbitrarily places each element under either offensive or defensive IO. The Army believes this approach to is too restrictive and that the elements are equally applicable to either offensive or defensive operations. BEFORE Operation Desert...
Intelligent Agents in the Command Post
A COMMANDER'S ABILITY to make good decisions under adverse conditions can decide a battery. Seventy-two hours into an operation, he may be running on catnaps and caffeine. At the tactical operations center, the operations officer briefs three possible...
Letters
Battle Command Training Needs Strategy Colonel Ronald Bertha's thoughtprovoking article, "Battle Command: Replicating the CTC Experience" (Military Review, November-Decemher 2000), suggests that replicating combat training exercises (CTC) during home-station...
MacArthur, Inchon and the Art of Battle Command
On 25 June 1950, the North Korean People's Army (NKPA) attacked South Korea to reunite the peninsula under Communist control.1 The South Korean Army, severely beaten, retreated under the onslaught. US Army General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander...
Patton on Leadership: Strategic Lessons for Corporate Warfare
PATTON ON LEADERSHIP: Strategic Lessons for Corporate Warfare, Alan Axelrod, Prentice Hall Press, Paramus, NJ, 1999, 271 pages, $23.00. Patton on Leadership, a collection of US Army General George S. Patton's quotations and leadership vignettes, demonstrates...
Piercing the Corporate Veil: OE and Army Transformation
The Army's experience with organization development (OD) from 1975 to 1985 still resonates. Despite the Army Organizational Effectiveness (OE) Program's demise as a system-wide management philosophy, artifacts such as sensing sessions and using off-site...
Raiders of the China Coast: CIA Covert Operations during the Korean War
RAIDERS OF THE CHINACOAST CIA Covert Operations During the Korean War, Frank Holober, Naval Institute Press, Washington, DC, 1999, 288 pages, $32.95. A major US concern during the Korean War was the possibility of China entering the conflict. No one...
Simulations during Operations
SIMULATION TECHNOLOGIES can simplify commander and staff responsibilities during operations. Traditionally, the Department of Defense (DOD) has focused on analysis and training simulations, and no operationally focused simulations (OpSims) specifically...
Staff Officer Responsibility for War Crimes
IN 1945 BRITISH and American bombers devastated Dresden, Germany. On the night of 13 February the Royal Air Force dropped 2,646 tons of bombs-44 percent incendiaries-into the heart of the city. The next day US Eighth Air Force bombers dropped 771 tons-38...
Taking Charge of Technology
2000 MacArthur writing Award 2nd Place ARMY LEADERSHIP is active, purposeful and authoritative. Army leadership doctrine captures the lessons of experience and uses the wisdom and methods of history's great captains to light the path for current and...
The 75th Ranger Regiment: A Tactical Force with Strategic Implications
The erosion of the bipolar spheres of interest between the former Communist Block and Western nations and the resulting power vacuum continue to foster regional instability that has strategic ramifications. This instability is compounded by the globalization...
The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War
THE COMING ANARCHY: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War, Robert D. Kaplan, Random House, NY, 2000, 208 pages, $21.95. In 1958, William Lederer and Eugene Burdick published the best-selling book The Ugly American (WW. Norton & Co., NY, 1999)....
The Darker Side of the Force: The Negative Influence of Cohesion
Group pressures to conform are substantial, and failure to conform results in group sanction. If the group members embrace Army Values, they will conform and act appropriately. However, if the group's values are even slightly different, there is the...
The Frontier Army in the Settlement of the West
THE FRONTIER ARMY IN THE SETTLEMENT OF THE WEST, Michael L. Tate, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1999, 416 pages, $34.95. Those who doubt the parallel course of popular culture and academic attitudes need only examine the history of the US western...
The Path to Blitzkrieg: Doctrine and Training in the Germany Army, 1920-1939
THE PATH TO BLITZKRIEG: Doctrine and Training in the German Army, 1920-1939, Robert Citino, Lynne Rienner, Boulder, CO, 1999, 279 pages, $55.00. Even in Operation Desert Storm's aftermath, the 1940 Wehrmacht's blitzkrieg victory over France remains the...
Thinking Inside the Box: AC/RC Teaming
Before stepping into the brigade commander's tent for the operation order (OPORD) brief, Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Steve Hogan, commander of the 4-324th Infantry, took one last look at the starry sky over Rajastan. Moving into the crowded tactical operations...
"Van Fleet Loads"
Spring 1951. Aggressive US leadership was paying dividends on the Korean Peninsula. Chinese Communist tactics had become as predictable to US troops as ours had been to them several months earlier. When it became apparent that the Chinese were preparing...
Vietnam
VIETNAM, Spencer C. Tucker, University of Kentucky Press, Lexington, 1999, 244 pages, $42.00. In Vietnam, Spencer Tucker presents a useful synopsis of the Vietnam War's history, from ancient struggles with China to more-recent events. But the work is...
Viral: Contagia in Cyberspace
More combat casualties come from disease and nonbattle injuries than from enemy fire. In recent years, infections within a single organization have threatened the health and function of the entire Army. What can cause such a terrifying epidemic? Viruses-computer...
Why Vietnam Invaded Cambodia: Political Culture and the Causes of War
WHY VIETNAM INVADED CAMBODIA: Political Culture and the Causes of War, Stephen J. Morris, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 1999, 315 pages, $29.95. Why Vietnam Invaded Cambodia is a fresh treatment of Vietnam's invasion of Cambodia in January...
Winning with a Full Range of Leadership
[Data was collected) from each of five infantry brigades before they deployed to the JRTC... The consulting team developed and tested the military versions of the MLQ and TMLQ to measure leadership behavior across a full range of leadership potential-from...
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