Military Review

Professional military journal (English, Spanish and Portuguese).

Articles from Vol. 78, No. 3, May/June

Applying the Principles of War
Their relentless pursuit of excellence through rigorous intellectual study of past military campaigns, terrain, tactics and the art of war prepared [Sun Tzu, Napoleon and Jackson] to fully exploit the principles of deception, celerity, shaping the enemy...
Army Leadership: Doctrine and the New FM 22-100
The foundation of leadership is character. General Alexander M. Patch Within a unit, leaders are responsible for the cohesion and disciplined proficiency that enable soldiers to effectively train for, fight and win the nation's wars. But more fundamentally,...
A-Train: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman
A-TRAIN: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman by Charles W Dryden. 421 pages. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. 1997. $29.95. In A-Train: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman, written by an original Tuskegee Airman, Lieutenant Colonel Charles W Dryden, the reader...
A Voice of Thunder: The Civil War Letters of George E. Stephens
A VOICE OF THUNDER: The Civil War Letters of George E. Stephens, edited by Donald Yacovone. 350 pages. University of Illinois Press, Urbana. 1997. $26.95. Until the success of the movie Glory, black soldiers' roles in the American Civil War were largely...
Changing How We Change
THE REVOLUTIONARY FORCES that are transforming the fabric of global society require that the Army restructure the process by which it fields new equipment, modifies doctrine and trains the force. Dramatic conceptual and operational change is difficult...
Civil Military Operations in the New World
CIVIL MILITARY OPERATIONS IN THE NEW WORLD by John T. Fishel. 269 pages Westport,CT. 1997. $65.00. Civil-military operations (CMO) planning is a skill at which the US military as an institution has only recently acquired a level of competency. John Fishel's...
"Colonel Teddy": Historians Examine the Spanish-American War's Most Famous "Rough Rider"
"The instant I received the order," wrote Theodore Roosevelt in The Rough Riders (New York: Da Capo Press Inc., 1990), his own account of his military service in Cuba during the brief Spanish-American War in the summer of 1898, "I sprang on my horse...
Consideration of Others: Lessons Learned
This article shares a company commander's lessons learned from implementing the Consideration of Others (CO2) program with the 3d US Infantry (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, Virginia, and to provide recommendations on how to successfully implement the program...
Division Redesign XXI
As our nation moves into the 21st century, the US Army's mission reflects global trends that indicate the increasing likelihood of our future political and military involvement in world affairs. As an organization, we have shifted our intellectual and...
Eisenhower vs. Montgomery: The Continuing Debate
EISENHOWER VS. MONT)GOMERY: The Continuing Debate by G.E Patrick Murray. 202 pages. Praeger Publishers, Westport, CT. 1996. $59.95. Eisenhower vs. Montgomery explores the situation and historical background that developed in Europe after the Normandy...
Fifth-Century Advice for 21st-Century Leaders
THE US ARMY'S preparations for entering the 21st century have been both deliberate and extensive. The futuristic Army XXI initiatives include, among other things, a thorough revision of doctrine and landmark initiatives in technological research, acquisition...
From the Editor
In March 1994, Generals Gordon R. Sullivan and Frederick M. Franks Jr. set the US Army on a course to the future that would transform it into an information-based organization, necessitating a complete overhaul of units, equipment, operating procedures...
Knowing and Doing
DURING WORLD WAR I, Major General Hunter Liggett served as a division, corps and army commander in the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). When he assumed command of the US First Army in autumn 1918, he had already served in the Army for more than 39...
Leadership for the New Millennium
THE ARMY HAS UNDERGONE tremendous change over the past five years while simultaneously increasing the force's operations tempo (OPTEMPO) by about 300 percent. The Army will continue to change to adapt to warfare in the 21st century, and Force XXI is...
Leadership: Lessons from the Past for the Future
"A good soldier, whether he leads a platoon or an army, is expected to look backward as well as forward; but he must think always forward." General Douglas MacArthur What an incredible legacy we have inherited from the soldiers and leaders who have gone...
Letters
Sharing Secrets? I am writing in response to the review by Peter C. Unsinger of my book, Sharing Secrets with Stalin, in the November-December 1997 issue of Military Review. Unsinger expresses his displeasure with some book aspects and implies that I...
Looking for Sam Damon
AM DAMON IS ARGUABLY the greatest officer that "never lived." Since introduced in 1968 as the principal character of Anton Myrer's novel Once an Eagle, he has been the standard by which a generation of officers has measured all others.1 A proven combat...
Marshal Suchet in Aragon
The nature of the campaign was a divergence from what we had come to expect. There was no experience upon which to plan a campaign.... The armed and disciplined enemy army sustained with steady constancy a national struggle against French armies on fields...
Operationalizing Joint Vision 2010
This article is adapted from remarks by Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff General Henry H. Shelton at the General Graves B. Erskine Distinguished Lecture Series, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia 10 February 1998. One of our key challenges...
Optimism at Armageddon: Voices of American Participants in the First World War
OPTIMISM AT ARMAGEDDON: Voices of American Participants in the Fst World War by Mark Meigs. 269 pages. New York University Press, New York. 1996. $40.00. Recently, social history has dominated historical writings. Researching and writing about the lives...
Restructuring the Division: An Operational and Organizational Approach
An operational and organizational concept is intended to convey ideas, thoughts and general notions that describe what capabilities are required to conduct combat, CS and CSS battlefield operations.... Normally, a concept would be developed without parameters,...
Shadows of Vietnam: Lyndon Johnson's Wars
SHADOWS OF VIETNAM: Lyndon Johnson's Wars by Frank E. Vandiver. 396 pages. Texas A&M Press, College Station, TX. 1997. $29.95. Beginning with David Halberstam's The Best and the Brightest (1972), few topics have been the subject of more serious books...
Sharing the Secrets: Open Source Intelligence and the War on Drugs
SHARING THE SECRETS: Open Source Intelligence and the War on Drugs by J.F. Holden-Rhodes. 272 pages. Praeger Publishers, Westport, CF. 1996. $55.00. Sharing the Secrets, by J.E HoldenRhodes, lay dormant on my cluttered desk for five weeks. It had the...
Slavery and the American West: The Eclipse of Manifest Destiny and the Coming of the Civil War
SLAVERY AND THE AMERICAN WEST: The Eclipse of Manifest Destiny and the Coming of the Civil War by Michael A Morrison. 396 pages. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill. 1997. $49.95. Michael A. Morrison posits that, from as early as the American...
So Many, So Much, So Far, So Fast
SO MANY, SO MUCH, SO FAR, SO FAST by James K Matthews and Cora J. Holt. 318 pages. Joint History Office, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Research Center, United States Transportation Command, Government Printing Office, Washington,...
Structuring Division XXI
The Army XXI Division is designed to operate in an area significantly larger than that of the current AOE division. To operate successfully in this larger area, the division shapes the subordinate brigade fight with enhanced long-range lethal and nonlethal...
Surviving the Day: An American POW in Japan
SURVIVING THE DAY: An American POW in Japan by Frank J. Grady and Rebecca Dickson. 275 pages. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD. 1997. $32.95. Frank Grady describes himself as a Corregidor "tunnel rat." Grady, a professional soldier commissioned in...
The Attaches
THE ATTACHES by Charles E Scanlon. 391 pages. IM Press, Inc., Fairfax Station, VA. 1997. $24.95. The Attaches by retired Army Major General Charles Scanlon provides an autobiographical, but fictional, insight into an otherwise little-known military fraternity-military...
The C2 Spine
THIS ARTICLE IS THE FIRST in a series about Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS) articles exploring the differences that digitization will make on acquiring and disseminating information on future battlefields. The authors discuss data's role in forming...
The Enigma of General Blaskowitz
THE ENIGMA OF GENERAL BLASKOWITZ by Richard Giziowski. 400 pages. Hippocrene Books, New York. 1996. $27.50. Recently, a traveling museum presentation has aroused a storm of controversy in Germany. The exhibit portrays the leaders of the Wehrmacht, the...
Why Didn't You Get Me out? the Story of One of the Few Survivors of the Viet Cong Death Camps
WHY DIDN'T YOU GET ME OUT? The Story of One of the Few Survivors of the Viet Cong Death Camps by Frank Anton with Tommy Denton. 196 pages. The Summit Publishing Group, Arlington, TX. 1997. $22.99. This slim volume purports to inform us of "Betrayal in...
Why Syria Goes to War: Thirty Years of Confrontation
WHY SYRIA GOES TO WAR: Thirty Years of Confrontation by Fred H. Lawson. 222 pages. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. 1996. $29.95. In Why Syria Goes to War, author Fred H. Lawson argues that there is an "intimate connection" between Syria's...
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