Military Review

Professional military journal (English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Articles from Vol. 83, No. 3, May/June

Afghanistan's Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics, and the Rise of the Taliban
AFGHANISTAN'S ENDLESS WAR: State Failure, Regional Politics, and the Rise of the Taliban, Larry P. Goodson, University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2002, 264 pages, $22.50.Working on his doctoral dissertation and armed with a grant from the American...
C4ISR the Stryker Brigade Combat Teams
What makes the SBCT unique is its combination of enhanced information technology and communications, which increases force effectiveness and agility through a command- and execution-centric approach to decisionmaking.-SBCT Organization & Operations1INFORMATION...
DARPA's Future Combat System Command and Control
Information and intelligent C2 systems are two keys to the success of FCS-equipped forces. Here, the authors outline the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's efforts in this area. The nexus of this system of systems must be a C2 system that provides...
Fighting Child Soldiers
On today's battlefield, U.S. soldiers often encounter civilians of ambiguous status-refugees, members of relief organizations, soldiers masquerading as noncombatants, and children. Increasingly, however, these children are combatants, and U.S. troops...
From the Editor
In this issue, Military Review looks at several relevant topics for the military professional, including current operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), and Officership.Special operations forces have stepped from the...
Integrating Carrier-Based Electronic Attack into Conventional Army Doctrine
Carrier-based EA-6Bs used on-call jamming to successfully disrupt enemy C2 nodes during joint operations in Afghanistan. Authors Ronald Reis and Glen F. Robbins relate the intriguing details and argue that carrier-based electronic warfare assets should...
Is Hope the Only Method?
The U.S. Army is experiencing an identity crisis. How should the Transformation Army look? Past emphasis has been on leadership competencies. Should future emphasis be on overall organizational effectiveness? If so, the Army will need to take a hard...
Leaders for America's Army
The Active Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and the U.S. Army National Guard share a high level of military competence. These remarkable levels of citizen-soldier competence, created by training to common task, condition, and standard, have never before occurred...
Letters
DOCC-Personnel RecoveryCW5 John D. Wallace, USA, Fort Hood, Texas-General Burwell B. Bell's Military Review article, "The New DOCC" (January-February 2003), is informative and well thought out. Bell addresses many deep operations coordination cell (DOCC)...
Officer Leaders Development: Developing the Professional Army Officer: Implications for Organizational Leaders
Military Review concludes its series on officership with two articles that provide a theoretical framework for that discussion. Bullis writes that the culture of the military organization to which the officer belongs should encourage officers to be warriors...
SOF on the Contemporary Battlefield
SPECIAL OPERATIONS forces (SOF) and joint air power achieved spectacular results during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan. This was especially true in the first few months when the eyes of America and the world were watching. The initiative,...
Special Operation Forces: Integrating SOF into Joint Warfighting
With Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, special operations forces emerged from the shadows. Warfighting doctrine and methods that integrate and coordinate the conventional with the unconventional are more necessary now than ever. From experiences...
The SBCT: Developing Agile, Adaptive Soldiers
The Stryker Brigade is the cutting edge of Army Transformation. Authors Brown and Dedrick, former Stryker brigade commander and Brigade command sergeant major, respectively, portray the Stryker brigades' successes and strengths. Author Toomey provides...
Transforming Leader Development through Lifelong Learning
THE ARMY IS in the process of transforming itself. Through the Army Training and Leader Development Panel (ATLDP) assessment process, it is exploring the use of three meta-competencies: self-awareness, adaptability, and lifelong learning.1 A meta-competency...
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