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Articles from Vol. 54, No. 7, July

A 'Magnificent Book' That Will Be a Widely Read Classic
A 'Magnificent Book' That Will Be a Widely Read Classic The Regulars: The American Army, 1898-1941. Edward M. Coffman. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 519 pages; photographs; notes; index; $35.Professor Edward M. (Mac) Coffman has drawn...
Army Aviation: On the Move
When the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, designated Army Aviation as one of the focus groups for review, he did so because he believed "Army Aviation is a capabilities-based maneuver arm optimized for the joint fight with arguably...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Johnson Controls World Services Inc
Corporate Structure: Johnson Controls World Services Inc. (JCWS), Cape Canaveral, Fla., is a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, Inc. of Milwaukee, Wis. Founded: 1885. Number of Employees: more than 100,000 worldwide. President JCWS: Mark Filteau. Listed...
Bilateral Negotiations: The Best Offense Is
One who docs not know the plans of the feudal lords cannot forge preparatory alliances. One who does not know the topography of mountains and forests, ravines and defiles, wetlands and marshes cannot maneuver the army. One who does not employ local guides...
Carrying the Load in Iraq
Barreling down an Iraqi highway inside a big hunk of olive-drab-painted, Oshkosh Truck Corp. a steel, at a monotonous 49 miles per hour (the speed is governed), a rat-rigged stereo in the heavy equipment transporter (HET) cab belted out the country music...
In Memoriam: Ronald W. Reagan, 1911-2004
U.S. President and Commander in Chief, 1981-89President Ronald W. Reagan died on June 5, the eve of D-Day's 60th anniversary. His memorable speeches, especially those celebrating D-Day's 40th anniversary, are worth rereading. Here are excerpts:At the...
M105 Deployable Universal Combat Earthmover
As this issue reaches readers, the U.S. Army is fielding M105 deployable universal combat earthmover (DEUCE) systems to the third Stryker brigade combat team (SBCT). Counting six systems being held as war reserve, the Alaska SBCT fielding will mark the...
President Addresses Nation
President George W. Bush addressed the nation from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks on May 24. He outlined his policy in Iraq and declared that the Abu Ghraib prison, the scene of torture of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of their U.S. guards,...
Redeploying from Korea Is A Belated Blessing
Reports that a brigade from the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea soon will be redeploying to Iraq may be the brightest spot in an otherwise dismal strategic picture. The 37,000-odd U.S. troops in Korea long have overstayed the need and their welcome. If...
Report from 'Old Europe'
It was disturbing to observers on both sides of the Atlantic this spring to learn from the respected Pew Research Center that only 38 percent of the German people and 37 percent of the French held favorable views of the United States. The figures were...
Secretary Rumsfeld Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq
On May 13, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Richard B. Myers arrived in Baghdad for a surprise visit to U.S. troops and to meet with military and Coalition Provisional Authority officials. Rumsfeld met with Lt. Gen....
The Memorial
In recent weeks we have celebrated Memorial Day and the dedication of the World War II Memorial. When I have been asked, as a World War II veteran, for my thoughts of that war and the memorial, I have responded in two different ways. As a member of "the...
The Patton Legend: How It Started and Grew
When George C. Scott, in an Army uniform bedecked with medals, appeared in front of that enormous American flag at the opening of the movie "Patton," he sent an immediate message to his audience. He wanted everyone to know that he was portraying a legend....
Under Fire: Training the Iraqi Armed Forces
TALLAFAR, Iraq-Amid mortar fire, firefights at the front gate, drive-by shootings and the ever-present danger of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the first of four 75th Division (Training Support) advisory support teams is training hundreds of soldiers...
War by Any Name
War By Any Name A War of a Different Kind: Military Force and America's Search for Homeland Security. Stephen M. Duncan. Naval Institute Press. 368 pages; index; $28.95.Stephen Duncan's A War of a Different Kind begins not on September 11, 2001, but...
When the Cold War Almost Turned Hot
Many words have been written, documentaries produced and books published about the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. Yet an extremely dangerous situation not nearly as well known but of critical import prevailed not in Cuba, but in Europe a year...