Military Review

Professional military journal (English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Articles from Vol. 97, No. 4, July-August

Advancing Security Cooperation through Executive Education
The Asia-Pacific region contains more than half the world's population, two of the three largest economies, and several of the world's largest militaries. (1) As such, it is becoming the world's political and economic center of gravity. The United...
Curbing the "Helicopter Commander": Overcoming Risk Aversion and Fostering Disciplined Initiative in the U.S. Army
Mission command is an approach to decentralized leadership that emphasizes the exercise of local initiative to accomplish tasks within the framework of a commander's guidance and intent. Mission command is guided by several principles, including "exercising...
Greetings!
As the deputy director of the Army University Press, I am sometimes required to perform the duties of interim editor in chief of Military Review. This is one of those times. Lt. Col. Erica Cameron, our former director, has been called away on an operational...
Multi-Domain Battle: Driving Change to Win in the Future
This is the first of three articles discussing the impact of multi-domain battle through the lens of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. This article frames the ideas taking shape for how land forces might conduct future operations under the...
Navigating through the Challenge of Culture and Law in Postconflict Stability Operations
Long-term, postconflict stability operations will always be a challenge; complicate the situation with an insurgency and the difficulty of the challenge is further elevated. Critical to meeting this challenge during stability operations is promoting...
North Korean Cyber Support to Combat Operations
As recently as 2014, some Western cyber experts were describing the cyber capabilities of North Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK) with apparent indifference, such as Jason Andress and Steve Winterfield in Cyber Warfare: Techniques,...
Professional Military Education: Proven in Combat during the Mexican War
Professional military education (PME) is a critically important part of building effective military leaders. This fact is sometimes overlooked due to the misguided belief that experience and field service alone will make the best leader. While these...
Queen of Spies: Daphne Park, Britain's Cold War Spy Master
In early February 2016, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) released Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for 2016-2019 to the public, which offered "a unified roadmap for diversity and inclusion goals, actions, and accountability measures at the CIA...
The American Motor-Rifle Brigade: Issues with the Stryker Brigade Combat Team Concept
Recent and proposed developments to the Stryker combat vehicle and how it is employed bear striking similarities to Soviet and later Russian development of the Bronetransporter (BTR) armored personnel carrier and motor-rifle formations. These similarities...
The Collapse of Venezuela and Its Impact on the Region
In May 2017, as the number killed during protests against the regime of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela climbed toward 40, and with more than 130 injured and over 1,300 arrests, many in the United States and the region asked, "How much longer could it...
The Evolving Nature of Russia's Way of War
This article discusses the three Russian military articles about which most Western military analysts specializing in Russia have focused their attention over the past four years. Unlike other analyses of those articles, this one offers a different...
Themes and Suggested Topics
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group conduct Zodiac maritime operations training 1 November 2016 at Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan. Nearly twenty special operations support soldiers, many new to the Special Forces unit, completed the...
The Military Moral Education Program: Checking Our Ethical Azimuth
Horrific war crimes, the sort portrayed in the film The Kill Team and the book Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death, and major transgressions by senior leaders that make for embarrassing headlines typically dominate...
The Role of Forward Presence in U.S. Military Strategy
Today's Army maintains significant forces stationed and rotating overseas that provide a visible and credible deterrent. However, should war occur, we must terminate the conflict on terms favorable to the United States. ... In the end, the deployment...
Understanding Japan's Role in Securing the Western Pacific
The political-military climate in Japan is undergoing a series of unprecedented changes; these include broad new discussion about Japan's future relationship to Article 9 of its postwar constitution conceived by the United States. (1) Oddly, that Article...
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