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Articles from Vol. 93, No. 6, November-December

Applying Principles of Counterinsurgency to the Fight against Sexual Assault in the Military: Countering the Insurgency within Our Ranks
AFTER OVER A decade of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan combating a violent insurgency of extremists, the U.S. military is now facing a new fight with another violent enemy--one hidden within our own ranks. Failures in leadership and the lack of...
A Role for Land Warfare Forces in Overcoming A2/AD
IN A SPEECH to students at the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Gen. Raymond Odierno stated that we are currently living in the most uncertain international scene that he has ever experienced in his 37-year military career....
Captain Witold Pilecki
WITOLD PILECKI JUST about signs his own death warrant by allowing himself to be sent to Auschwitz; for that reason, one realizes immediately that Pilecki was a special man whose moral code is rare. His underground army superiors did not order him to...
Colonel Anna R. Friederich-Maggard
GREETINGS! AS THE new Editor-in-Chief and Director of Military Review, I would like to extend my thanks to our readers, authors, and advocates. Without your continued support and loyalty, the publication would not be the respected publication it is...
Commander's Intent and Concept of Operations
IN 1990, RETIRED Lt. Gen. (then Col.) L.D. Holder wrote an article for Military Review titled "Concept of the Operation--See Ops Overlay." In the article, Holder voiced his concerns that the Army was drifting away from the standard field order and...
Delivering the Command and General Staff Officer Course at the Operational Edge
IN 2011, THE U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command released its vision for professional military education in The U.S. Army Learning Concept for 2015. This publication challenges the Army to deliver knowledge to leaders at the "operational edge"...
Fighting and Winning like Women
IN MAY 2012, National Public Radio's Renee Montagne spent time in Afghanistan covering a range of critical issues facing the country as it looks to a future without significant NATO and U.S. force presence. On 10 May, the topic was women's rights and...
From Kabul to Baghdad and Back: The U.S. at War in Afghanistan and Iraq
FROM KABUL TO BAGHDAD AND BACK The U.S. at War in Afghanistan and Iraq John R. Ballard, David W. Lamm, and John K. Wood, Naval Institute Press Annapolis, MD, 2012, 369 pages, $28.49 IN AN EFFORT to glean meaning, while contributing to national...
Growing Leaders Who Practice Mission Command and Win the Peace
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. --F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby A Philosophy's German Birth and American Adoption LIKE MANY GREAT military innovations, mission command was conceived in...
Jackson's Sword: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier
JACKSON'S SWORD The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier Samuel J. Watson University Press of Kansas Lawrence, 2012, 460 pages, $39.95 JACKSON'S SWORD WAS written with today's Army officers in mind. Samuel J. Watson's historiographical...
Korean Unification: Inevitable Challenges
KOREAN UNIFICATION Inevitable Challenges, Jacques L. Fuqua Jr, Potomac Books Dulles, VA, 2011, 220 pages, $29.95 IN KOREAN UNIFICATION: Inevitable Challenges, author Jacques L. Fuqua analyzes the challenges brought on by the assumed reunification...
Leader Preparation to Support Rebuilding
REBUILDING AMERICA'S ARMY after an extraordinarily difficult and extended commitment presents tough challenges. The Army is severely attrited from the extended commitment to the "long war"--exacerbated by the converging pressures of continuing transformation...
Life Looking Death in the Eye: The Iraqi War as Experienced
LIFE LOOKING DEATH IN THE EYE The Iraqi War as Experienced by a U.S. Army Contractor Mahir Ibrahimov, Ph.D., Global Scholarly Publications, New York, 2012, 213 pages, $- LIFE LOOKING DEATH in the Eye falls a little short of the transformative...
Mission Command in the Regionally Aligned Division Headquarters
"LIFE AT THE corners of 4 map sheets" is how then-Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks, as the commanding general of Army Central Command (ARCENT), described the role of the regionally aligned force. The 1st Armored Division, as the first regionally aligned force...
NATO in Afghanistan: The Liberal Disconnect
NATO in AFGHANISTAN The Liberal Disconnect Sten Rynning, Stanford University Press Redwood City, CA, 2012, 288 pages, $25.95 OTHER NATO-MEMBERARMED forces have been in Afghanistan almost as long as the U.S. armed forces have and NATO, as...
None of Us Were like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture
NONE OF US WERE LIKE THIS BEFORE American Soldiers and Torture Joshua E.S. Phillips, Verso London and New York 2010, 238 pages, $16.96 AT THE HEART of None of Us Were Like This Before is one unit's tragic story. The 1st Battalion,...
Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Cold War for a New Era of Strategic Piracy
NUCLEAR DETERRENCE IN THE 21St CENTURY Lessons from the Cold War for a New Era of Strategic Piracy Therese Delpech, RAND Corporation Santa Monica, CA, 2012, 181 pages, $15.47 ALTHOUGH THE COLD War ended without the United States and the...
Rape Is Rape: How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming Are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis
RAPE IS RAPE How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis Jody Raphael, J.D. Lawrence Hill Books Chicago, 2013, 258 pages, $18.95 WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL spotlight firmly fixed on the nation's...
Roosevelt's Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II
ROOSEVELT'S CENTURIONS FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II Joseph E. Persico, Random House New York, 2012, 672 pages, $ 35.00 FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT, HIS admirals, and his generals is a subject thoroughly written about...
Taking Ownership of Mission Command
THE ARMY UNDERSTANDS the mutually supporting domains of leader development--institutional, operational, and self-development domains create confident and competent leaders. As we transition from our recent conflicts, the Army seeks to develop leaders...
Teaching America to the World and the World to America: Education and Foreign Relations since 1870
TEACHING AMERICA TO THE WORLD AND THE WORLD TO AMERICA Education and Foreign Relations Since 1870 Richard Garlitz and Lisa Jarvinen, eds. Palgrave Macmillian, New York 2012, 256 pages, $70.90 Education is the most powerful weapon which...
Terrorism and Counterintelligence: How Terrorist Groups Elude Detection
TERRORISM AND COUNTERINTELLIGENCE How Terrorist Groups Elude Detection Blake W. Mobley, Columbia University Press New York, 2012, 340 pages, $36.00 Terrorism and Counterintelligence explores the potential to exploit weaknesses in terrorist...
The Electron Theory of Leadership: Enabling Senior Leaders to Really See Their Organizations
It is the vicinity of Bayji, Iraq, and the company charged with defending the forward operationing base (FOB) is staging a mounted combat patrol to conduct a counter-reconnaissance mission. The brigade commander, a colonel, has decided to participate...
The Further Adventures of Doctrine Man
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF DOCTRINE MAN Volume 1, Doctrine Man. Self-published, 2013 163 pages, price varies THE FURTHER ADVENTURES of Doctrine Man is an enjoyable read as well as compelling commentary on the state of the Army in general....
The Strategic Planning "Problem"
OVER THE PAST decade, the U.S. Army has struggled with a host of complex problems in pursuing its strategic military objectives in Afghanistan and Iraq. Problems like ethnic and tribal politics, lack of suitable governance at many levels, collapse...
Victory at Peleliu: The 81st Infantry Division's Pacific Campaign
VICTORY AT PELELIU The 81st Infantry Division's Pacific Campaign Bobby C. Blair and John Peter DeCioccio University of Oklahoma Press, Norman 2011, 320 pages, $34.95 FEW THINK OF the U.S. Army when recounting the glories and horrors...
Winning and Losing on the Western Front: The British Third Army and the Defeat of Germany in 1918
WINNING AND LOSING ON THE WESTERN FRONT The British Third Army and the Defeat of Germany in 1918 Jonathan Boff, Cambridge University Press New York, 2012, 286 pages, $99.00 WE CAN NO longer write off the British army on World War I's Western...
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