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Articles from Vol. 97, No. 1, January-February

Against Bureaucracy
This article argues against bureaucracy, which is choking the military. It explains how red-tape routine corrodes the deep competence and independence that are critical to mission command, and it portrays the devastating rise of the military bureaucracy...
All Canada in the Hands of the British: General Jeffrey Amherst and the 1760 Campaign to Conquer New France
ALL CANADA IN THE HANDS OF THE BRITISH General Jeffrey Amherst and the 1760 Campaign to Conquer New France Douglas R. Cubbison, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, 2014, 283 pages Douglas Cubbison's exploration of Gen. Jeffrey Amherst...
Americans in Occupied Belgium, 1914-1918: Accounts of the War from Journalists, Tourists, Troops and Medical Staff
AMERICANS IN OCCUPIED BELGIUM, 1914-1918 Accounts of the War from Journalists, Tourists, Troops and Medical Staff Ed Klekowski and Libby Klekowski, McFarland and Company, Inc., Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2014, 296 pages This book surprised...
Buddies: Heartwarming Photos of GIs and Their Dogs in World War II
BUDDIES Heartwarming Photos of GIs and Their Dogs in World War II L. Douglas Keeney, Zenith Press, New York, 2015, 176 pages All service members at any rank want the same thing: unconditional loyalty and emotional support. The book Buddies: Heartwarming...
Building Digital Lethality
The staff's primary means to affect the battlefield is not with an M2 heavy machine gun, M4 carbine, or Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Instead, the staff brings to bear intellectual skills and experience enhanced by a mix of digital systems to aid the commander...
Church of Spies: The Pope's Secret War against Hitler
CHURCH OF SPIES The Pope's Secret War Against Hitler Mark Riebling, Basic Books, New York, 2015, 384 pages Mark Riebling has written an extraordinary work of literature in Church of Spies: The Popes Secret War Against Hitler. In this, his second...
Complex Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield in Ukrainian Antiterrorism Operations
The U.S. Army Europe Joint Multinational Readiness Centers Raptor 14 team supported "Battle Staff Attack the Network/Network Engagement and Company Intelligence Support Team" training for Ukrainian armed forces officers conducting antiterrorism operations...
Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire
CONQUERORS How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire Roger Crowley, Random House, New York, 2015, 400 pages Crowley has written several books about the wars between Christendom and Islam in the Mediterranean. Here he tells how the Portuguese created...
Courage, Compassion, Marine: The Unique Story of Jimmie Dyess
COURAGE, COMPASSION, MARINE The Unique Story of Jimmie Dyess Perry Smith, iUniverse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2015, 220 pages From start to finish, readers sense the pride and passion of the books author, Maj. Gen. Perry W Smith, U.S. Air Force, retired,...
Creating a Resource: Helping U.S. Army Central Establish a Historical Document Collection Program
Military history is a form of combat power. Writing and reading military history form the foundations for training, esprit de corps, and decision making. The benefits accrue to the Army at every echelon, from individual soldiers to senior leaders....
Cutting Our Feet to Fit the Shoes: An Analysis of Mission Command in the U.S. Army
The U.S. Army has sought to integrate mission command over the past decade but has run into resistance in many arenas. Mission command has not taken hold in the Army because it lacks specificity in relation to the Army's conditions and culture. Nor...
Eisenhower's Armies: The American-British Alliance during World War II
EISENHOWER'S ARMIES The American-British Alliance During World War II Niall Barr, Pegasus Books, New York, 2015, 544 pages More than seventy years have passed since the alliance of American and British powers saw the eventual downfall of the Axis...
Expeditionary Land Power: Lessons from the Mexican-American War
Since drawing down its large-scale counterinsurgency campaigns in the Middle East, the U.S. Army has been increasingly adopting, as described by its thirty-eighth chief of staff, "an expeditionary mindset" to "conduct forced entry in denied areas under...
Forgotten Heroes of World War II: Personal Accounts of Ordinary Soldiers-Land, Sea, and Air
FORGOTTEN HEROES OF WORLD WAR II Personal Accounts of Ordinary Soldiers--Land, Sea, and Air Thomas E. Simmons, Taylor Trade, New York, 2014, 326 pages Forgotten Heroes of World War II provides the reader with fourteen graphic, personal, emo-JL tional,...
From Riley to Baku: How an Opportunistic Unit Broke the Crucible
Warfighter exercises (WFXs) are the crucible training events for division headquarters and staffs. With this in mind, the 1st Infantry Division (1ID), the "Big Red One," set out on an eight-month journey culminating in the division successfully executing...
Gallipoli: The Dardanelles Disaster in Soldiers' Words and Photographs
GALLIPOLI The Dardanelles Disaster in Soldiers' Words and Photographs Richard Van Emden and Stephen Chambers, Bloomsbury USA, New York, 2015, 344 pages This is a collaborative effort between Richard Van Emden, a well-published British author, historian,...
Happy New Year!
It is an exciting time to be part of the Army Press, as we have some big changes in store for 2017. First, this year our new website will become operational, enabling us to provide more content for our readers, additional opportunities for publication...
Leadership Innovation in the Reserve Officer Training Corps and the Future of the Force
Material solutions alone will not provide the decisive edge against the complex array of rapidly adapting threats we face. To answer the challenge of this new paradigm, the Army must invest in its most valuable resource, its people. --Lt. Gen. Robert...
Operational Surveillance and Reconnaissance Battalion
Corps and joint task force commanders require persistent, long-duration surveillance assets to report priority intelligence requirements from denied areas. Three assets are suited to these operations: special operations forces (SOF), unmanned aircraft...
Producing Strategic Value through Deliberate War Planning
The U.S. military invests sizable resources in deliberate war planning to prepare for future operations in defined crisis conditions. However, the actual value of current deliberate war planning to military readiness and future combat performance is...
Reckless: The Racehorse Who Became a Marine Corps Hero
RECKLESS The Racehorse Who Became a Marine Corps Hero Tom Clavin, New American Library Caliber, New York, 2014, 308 pages Warfare, for all its horrors, forges the strongest bond possible between soldiers. The oft-quoted battle speech from Shakespeare's...
Reducing the Size of Headquarters, Department of the Army: An After-Action Review
From July 2014 through March 2015, Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) completed an organizational redesign aimed at reducing overall personnel authorizations 25 percent and reducing operating costs by fiscal year (FY) 2019. This effort was...
Sleep Banking: Improving Fighter Management
The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was selected in 2015 to participate in the "Performance Triad" pilot program led by the Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG). (1) The Performance Triad program focuses on our basic biological...
Sleep Emphasis on Fort Carson
A sleep experiment similar to 1st Infantry Division's drew praise from Army health officials, according to a story in the Denver Post. (1) In 2014, Fort Carson's leadership changed the standard duty day to allow soldiers to come into work later and...
Storming the City: U.S. Military Performance in Urban Warfare from World War II to Vietnam
STORMING THE CITY U.S. Military Performance in Urban Warfare from World War II to Vietnam Alec Wahlman, University of North Texas Press, Denton, Texas, 2015, 368 pages The title of this worthwhile book, Storming the City, may be misunderstood to...
The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and Revolution
THE END OF TSARIST RUSSIA The March to World War I and Revolution Dominic Lieven, Viking, New York, 2015, 428 pages Rare are the historical works that provide new perspectives on iconic events in world history. The End of Tsarist Russia by Dominic...
The Importance of Maintaining Field Records
A ProPublica-Seattle Times investigative report indicates that field records from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were lost, destroyed, or never maintained in the first place. Authors Peter Sleeth and Hal Bernton discuss this critical shortcoming...
The Jew Who Defeated Hitler: Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and How We Won the War
THE JEW WHO DEFEATED HITLER Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and How We Won the War Peter Moreira, Prometheus Books, Amherst, New York, 2014, 296 pages In The Jew Who Defeated Hitler: Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR, and How We Won the War, Peter Moreira tells...
The Need for a Brigade Politics-and-Policy Staff Officer
By June 2015, morning battlefield-update briefs were routine in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (BCT) of the 82nd Airborne Division's Baghdad command post. On one morning of that month, however, there was a critical difference: it was the first time a...
The New Nuclear Disorder: Challenges to Deterrence and Strategy
THE NEW NUCLEAR DISORDER Challenges to Deterrence and Strategy Stephen J. Cimbala, Ashgate Publishing Company, New York, 2015, 254 pages The New Nuclear Disorder: Challenges to Deterrence and Strategy is well written and easy to read, even if you...
The Revolution's Last Men: The Soldiers Behind the Photographs
THE REVOLUTION'S LAST MEN The Soldiers Behind the Photographs Don N. Hagist, Westholme Publishing, Yardly, Pennsylvania, 2015, 256 pages Wrinkles on their faces run like ancient rivers across rugged terrain. Eyes of aged men born in the eighteenth...
The Spearheaders: A Personal History of Darby's Rangers
THE SPEARHEADERS A Personal History of Darby's Rangers James J. Altieri, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2014, 318 pages The Spearheaders: A Personal History of Darby's Rangers by James J. Altieri depicts the exceptional soldiers, tough...
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
The True Believer Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements Eric Hoffer, Harper Perennial, New York, 2010, 192 pages Many theories attempt to define and offer solutions for dealing with the brand of radical Islam that fuels Middle Eastern movements...
The U.S. Naval Institute on Naval Command
THE U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE ON NAVAL COMMAND Edited by Thomas J. Cutler, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2015, 194 pages With the vast number of books on leadership, readers could wonder what subject a new book could cover that others have...
Transforming Military Power since the Cold War: Britain, France, and the United States, 1991-2012
TRANSFORMING MILITARY POWER SINCE THE COLD WAR Britain, France, and the United States, 1991-2012 Theo Farrell, Sten Rynning, and Terry Terriff, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2013, 303 pages Transforming Military Power since the Cold War...
Wendell Fertig and His Guerrilla Forces in the Philippines: Fighting the Japanese Occupation, 1942-1945
WENDELL FERTIG AND HIS GUERRILLA FORCES IN THE PHILIPPINES Fighting the Japanese Occupation, 1942-1945 Kent Holmes, McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2015, 244 pages Kent Holmes, retired Central Intelligence Agency officer and senior intelligence...
Writing: A Way to Maximize Returns on the Army's Investments in Education
Have the courage to write, publish, and be heard. Launch your ideas and be an integral part of the conversation. Why? Because it makes our nation and our profession stronger. In the end, no one of us is as smart as all of us thinking together. --Adm....
Zero Footprint: The True Story of a Private Military Contractor's Covert Assignments in Syria, Libya, and the World's Most Dangerous Places
ZERO FOOTPRINT The True Story of a Private Military Contractor's Covert Assignments in Syria, Libya, and the World's Most Dangerous Places Simon Chase and Ralph Pezzullo, Mulholland Books, New York, 2016, 320 pages Zero Footprint examines the evolution...
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