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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 4, April

AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Grantham University
CEO: Tom Macon. Headquarters: Slidell, La. Web site: www. grantham.edu/ausa.htm. Telephone: 800-955-2527.For over a half-century, Grantham University has been providing adult students access to high quality, accredited college degree programs-first from...
Building Relevant Family Readiness Groups for an Expeditionary Army
The Army is transforming to make itself a campaign quality, expeditionary force that is more deployable, modular and lethal. Current worldwide operations are taxing Army families-active and reserve component-and asking that they tolerate more uncertainty...
Categorizing War Is an Invitation to Defeat
The unexpected evolution of the war in Iraq has reignited a debate that raged throughout the Vietnam War, but that pretty much hibernated with America's defeat and withdrawal. It concerns how best to defeat enemies who decline to fight in traditional...
Col. Mary A. Hallaren, 1907-2005
Col. Mary A. Hallaren, who commanded the first battalion of women in the European Theater of Operation in World War II and later served as the director of the Women's Army Corps, passed away in Arleigh Burke Pavilion in McLean, Va., on February 13. She...
Company Command: Building Combat-Ready Teams: Training for War-What We're Learning
To: Company CommandersFrom: CompanyCommand-your professional forumIn January 2004, members of the CC team had the privilege of spending an incredible evening with Tony Nadal (a company commander featured in the book, We Were Soldiers Once...and Young)....
Deft Analysis of the Life of a Legendary Leader
Deft Analysis of the Life of a Legendary Leader Alexander the Great: A New Life. Paul Cartledge. Overlook Press. 352 pages; maps; index; bibliography; glossary; $28.95.The echoes of Alexander's achievements and politics rock the world to this day, yet...
Essential Reference on Vietnam
Essential Reference on Vietnam Vietnam Chronicles: The Abrams Tapes 1968-1972. Lewis Sorley, editor. Texas Tech University Press. 917 pages; maps; photographs; appendices; glossary; index; $50.True to Lewis (Bob) Sorley's best works, this is a volume...
Institute for Creative Technologies
Among the floor exhibits and booth displays at the October 2004 AUSA Annual Meeting, visitors might have noticed one kiosk where soldiers waited in line to receive one of 800 copies of a new Xbox game called "Full Spectrum Warrior."While the game packaging...
Letters
Civil Affairs* Right on to Lt. Col. Mark L. Kimmey for his article "Transforming Civil Affairs" in the March issue, and a big hooah to ARMY Magazine for allowing so much space for this important issue. I agree that "civil affairs must also undergo the...
Military Lite: War with Half the Cost
A conflict that has been raging beneath the surface in the military for two years has finally broken through. It started with the January 13, 2005 press leak of an internal memo to Army leaders from Lt. Gen. James Helmly, Chief, Army Reserve, in which...
Mk 47 Striker
One of the more recent additions to the U.S. Army's tactical weapons inventory is the Mk 47 Mod 0 Striker 40 mm weapon system.Currently deployed with U.S. Army special operations elements (including the 1st, 5th, 7th and 10th Special Forces Groups) in...
More on the Military and the Media
It took only one rereading of last month's column to realize that there is more to say on the subject, the military and the media, probably a lot more. But one glaring omission from what was written is concern over classified information divulged to...
President Requests $81.9 Billion Supplemental Funding
On February 14, President George W. Bush submitted to Congress a $81.9 billion supplemental funding request to help pay for the ongoing war on terrorism and other emergency measures.The Department of Defense will receive $74.9 billion of the request,...
Rotations in Iraq
Another rotation of troops is coming to a close in Iraq. On February 10, the XVIII Airborne Corps officially took command of Multinational CorpsIraq, replacing III Corps. The New York National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division (ID) headquarters took over...
The Mobility Officer-Master of Deployment
Today's Army is undergoing a transformation into an expeditionary force capable of rapidly deploying anywhere in the world. A thorough understanding of the deployment process and the Defense Transportation System is essential to achieving this end. Until...
Tom Brokaw to Receive Marshall Medal
The Association of the U.S. Army has selected the former news anchorman Tom Brokaw as the recipient of this year's George Catlett Marshall Medal, the association's highest honor. It will be presented at the George Catlett Marshall Dinner at AUSA's Annual...
Winning WARS
More than two years into the war in Iraq, the Army finds itself fighting a stubborn and murderous insurgency. This is familiar ground. Insurgencies, or what another age would have called "irregular warfare," are a part of the Army's DNA, going all the...