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Articles from Vol. 77, No. 2, March/April

Adopting Doctrine to Knowlegde-Based Warfare
The revolutions in information technologies (IT) and knowledgebased systems hold almost unimagined promise for the army that grasps them. IT will be a breakthrough in warfighting as important as the stirrup, gunpowder or the tank. Discriminating sensors...
A Good Year to Die
A GOOD YEAR TO DIE by Charles M. Robinson Ill. 346 pages. Random House Inc., New York. 1995. $27.50). Author Charles M. Robinson III superbly covers the Indian Campaign from 1876 through 1890. He focuses on 1876 and 1877 as the campaign's crucial years,...
Air Mech Strike: Revolution in Maneuver Warfare
The author proposes a revolutionary maneuver warfare concept he calls Air Mech Strike, which would use rotary-wing aircraft to project a combined arms force. He speculates that Air Mech Strike will maneuver at significantly greater speed, increasing...
AMSC Designs New Curriculum
With rapid changes taking place in America's Army, future leaders will be responsible for major decisions that affect Force XXI. In this time of change, the Army Management Staff College (AMSC) is keeping pace to ensure its graduates are prepared to...
An Army Manual for Civilian Business
HOPE IS NOT A METHOD: What Business Leaders Can Learn From America's Army by Gordon R. Sullivan and Michael V. Harper. 294 pages. Random House, New York. 1996. $25.00. After the Soviet Union's collapse and the Cold War's end, the US Army faced its greatest...
Army Basic Research Strategy
Our nation's defense advantage is grounded in the widest scope of scientific knowledge. -Dr. Anita Jones, director, Defense Research and Engineering, Defense Science and Technology Strategy AS THE NATION'S full-spectrum land warfighting force, the US...
Battle Command: Vision for Success
The information Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) promises much, but will it deliver? The author observes that information technology and precision weaponry will not necessarily guarantee success on future battlefields. He contends that leaders wielding...
Battlefield Visualization Seminar
Technology Training Corporation's "Battlefield Visualization" seminar was held last fall in San Diego, California, and was attended by 20 representatives from the US and Canadian armies, industry and academia. This informative seminar was conducted bv...
Capturing 21st-Century Technology to Reduce Costs and Improve Training
Major James Meadows and Neil Sleevi Directorate of information Managment, Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas It is fitting that the future senior leaders of our 21st-century Army recently experienced a face-to-face, bigger-than-life, "virtual"...
Closing with the Enemy: How GI's Fought the War in Europe, 1944-1945
CLOSING WITH THE ENEMY: How GI's Fought the War in Europe, 1944-1945, by Michael D. Doubler. 354 pages. University of Kansas Press, Lawrence, KS. 1994. $40.00 In 1982, Martin Van Creveld published Fighting Power: German and US Army Performance, 1939-1945....
Courage and Air Warfare: The Allied Aircrew Experience in the Second World War
COURAGE AND AIR WARFARE: The Allied Aircrew Experience in the Second World War by Mark K. Wells. 240 pages. Frank Cass Publishers, London. 1995. $40.00 hardcover. $22.00 paperback. In his new work Courage and Air Warfare, Mark K. Wells provides refreshing...
Every Inch A Soldier: Augustine Warner Robins and the Building of U.S. Airpower
EVERY INCH A SOLDIER: Augustine Warner Robins and the Building of U.S. Airpower by William Head. 289 pages. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX. 1995. $45.(X). Over the last 10 years, aviation historians have focused their attention on...
From the Editor
Appearances are deceiving. While our Army continues to bear arms in Bosnia and elsewhere, keeping the peace through the physical presence of determined soldiers wearing camouflage, helmets and body armor, an "outline" of a new Army is emerging in offices,...
Future Warfare
The information age has irreversibly impacted the US Army's fundamental approach to warfare. Force XXI promises to revolutionize the roles of command and control, communications, computers and intelligence as force multipliers, making our Army more lethal,...
General Headquarters Exercise Insights
Our Army's future success depends heavily on using lessons learned from training and other operational deployments. The general headquarters (GHQ exercises, implemented in 1993 by then Army Chief of Staff General Gordon R. Sullivan, provide a timely...
Historical Perspectives on Future War
THINKING DEEPLY about the future of war requires careful reflection on its past. A paradox? Certainly. B.H. Liddell Hart likened the opposing pull of science and history in forecasting the role of future armaments to a "tug of war."I The march of science...
Information Operations for the Ground Commander
OPERATIONS in the 21 st century will be heavily based on knowledge derived from relevant information and intelligence [RII] collected, processed, analyzed and disseminated over a complex global system of systems. This evolving military information environment...
Kincaid of the Seventh Fleet: A Biography of Admiral Thomas C. Kincaid, US Navy
KINCAID OF THE SEVENTH FLEET: A Biography of Admiral Thomas C. Kincaid, U.S. Navy. hy Gerald E. Wheeler. 531 pages. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD. 1996. $37.95. There are two good reasons for a biography of this US Navy admiral. The first reason...
Knowledge-Based Warfare Implications
HIGH-INTENSITY land combat is evolving into a form conveniently labeled knowledgebased warfare, which is defined as warfare in which combat power is best concentrated through information transmission. We must make the distinction between evolution and...
Man of the People: A Life of Harry S. Truman
MAN OF THE PEOPLE: A Life of Harry S.Trumanby Alonzo L. Hamby. 760 pages. Oxford University Press, Inc.. New York. 1995. $35.00. Following the publication of David McCullough's award-winning Truman, one may ask. "Why do we need another biography of the...
Meeting the Open-Source Acquisition and Exploitation Challenge
THE INTELLIGENCE community (IC) recently published an assessment of information technology and its impact on the intelligence process. This article summarizes the parts of the assessment that deal with the challenges and opportunities the IC faces due...
MR Letters
One Generation Speaking to Another I was thrilled to read that Military Review would celebrate its 75th Anniversary in February 1997. I remember the 50th Anniversary quite well, especially giving Colonel Forrest R. Blackburn a hand with his excellent...
Sarajevo: A War Journal
COURAGE AND AIR WARFARE: The Allied Aircrew Experience in the Second World War by Mark K. Wells. 240 pages. Frank Cass Publishers, London. 1995. $40.00 hardcover. $22.00 paperback. In his new work Courage and Air Warfare, Mark K. Wells provides refreshing...
Synchronizing Battlefield Logistics
IN THE INFORMATION AGE'S ever-growing, automated environment, battlefield synchronization of what we know-situational awareness-and what we want to do-operational execution-is undeniably paramount today and in the future. We must control the information...
Task Force XXI: An Overview
CHANGE, INSPIRED BY a wide variety of factors-including technology, international relationships and national economics-is part of our military. US Army leaders recognized this long ago and started developing the Force XXI Campaign Plan, which incorporates...
Technology: Achilles' Heel or Strategic Vision?
THE VICTORIOUS strategist seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined for defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory."1 Sun Tzu's wisdom applies equally on the battlefield; in new system research, development and...
The Rebirth of the Habsburg Army: Friedrich Beck and the Rise of the General Staff
THE REBIRTH OF THE HABSBURG ARMY: Friedrich Beck and the Rise of the General Staff by Scott W Lackey. 253 pages. Greenwo(xl Publishing, Inc., Westport, CT. 1995. $59.95. The army of the Habsburg emperors has rarely attracted the attention of US readers,...
Third Us Army: Preparing for the Future
AS OPERATION DESERT STORM came to a halt, everyone within LUCKY MAIN, the Third Army/US Army Forces Central Command (ARCENT) tactical operations center, felt a great sense of elation, relief and pride. Our victory was quick and casualties were light....
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