Military Review

Professional military journal (English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Articles from Vol. 90, No. 1, January-February

Adapting the Generating Force
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] HOW DOES AN ARMY AT WAR, in direct daily contact with an adaptive enemy, maintain its own adaptability? How fast can an army set the conditions to force the adversary to do its bidding? More specifically, how does a large...
Ambush and Aftermath: Contractors and Bureaucracy on the Interagency Battlefield
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN CONFRONTING BUREAUCRATIC OBSTACLES, common sense should override formal procedures that are in place to serve military missions. Standard procedures are not ends-in-themselves and cannot account for everything. When they...
Forward in Africa: USAFRICOM and the U.S. Army in Africa
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ON 1 OCTOBER 2009, U.S. Army Africa, formerly the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force (SETAF) became the Army Service Component Command (ASCC) for U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM). That designation reflects some modest,...
Guiding Principles for Stability and Reconstruction: Introducing a Roadmap for Peace
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IF HISTORY IS ANY INDICATION, we can be certain that the decade ahead will bring with it many new challenges in peace and security, not just in Afghanistan, but also in new crises around the world. These challenges will force...
Integrating Economic and Social Aspects into Military Operations
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ON 25 NOVEMBER 2008, the Financial Times reported that "NATO forces, the United Nations, and the Afghan government are to implement a new strategy in the coming months that targets the 30 Afghan districts thought likely to...
Interagency Operations: General Geoffrey Keyes in Austria 1947-1950
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE UNITED STATES has called on its military forces to perform a variety of missions in the post-Cold War world, many in post-conflict settings with complex political, social, economic, and military dimensions. The American...
Partner Nation Capacity Building: Setting Conditions for Success
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MANY OF OUR SOLDIERS AND LEADERS are on their second, third, or fourth rotation to either Iraq or Afghanistan. While they are likely to be conducting missions at the next higher level, they capitalize on their previous deployment...
Political Advisors: Harnessing the Soft Power of Brigade Commanders
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] DESPITE TACTICAL SUCCESSES and operational gains during the past five years in Iraq, the U.S. Army's doctrinal evolution is still very much in its infancy. Consider the ground-breaking concepts encapsulated in FM 3-24 at the...
Providing Security Force Assistance in an Economy of Force Battle
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE 1ST BATTALION, 35th Armor (Task Force Conqueror), fought an economy of force mission for most of the Battle of Ramadi during the summer and fall of 2006. This narrative highlights lessons learned from the deployment. Through...
Saving Military Families
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] MILITARY COMMANDERS who recognize the critical relationship between family readiness and mission readiness are deeply concerned about the high divorce rate of military couples, as well as increasing suicide rates among military...
Strengthening the Bridge: Building Partnership Capacity
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] ADMIRAL MIKE MULLEN has said, "Developing a relationship on the battlefield in the midst of a crisis with someone I've never met before can be very challenging ... Trust has to be built up over time. You can't surge trust."...
The European Union Military Operation in Chad and Central African Republic
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE OPERATIONS HEADQUARTERS of European Union Force Chad/Central African Republic in Mont Valerien, France, near Paris, is located 270 kilometers from the political and strategic decision-making headquarters in Brussels, Belgium,...
The Glass Balls of the Brigade Aviation Element: The Brigade Aviation Officer in Combat
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] BATTALION AVIATION OFFICERS continue to distinguish themselves as valuable members of the ground brigade combat team (BCT) and are leading the way in the integration of Army Aviation and unmanned aerial vehicles in wartime...
The Interagency Abroad: The New Paradigm's Progress
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHILE IT HAS BECOME COMMON to invoke the term "interagency" to express a requirement for diverse capabilities in engagements abroad, applying the concept requires precise definition to avoid bureaucratic problems in the theater...
The Renaissance in American Strategy and the Ending of the Great Cold War
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN THE RED FLAG came down over the Kremlin on 25 December 1991, few people were aware just how great a contribution NATO had made to ending the Cold War. NATO's 60th anniversary is a particularly good time to look back and...
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