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Articles from Vol. 57, No. 3, March

A Master Historian Revisits America's Bloodiest War
A Master Historian Revisits America's Bloodiest War This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War. James M. McPherson. Oxford University Press. 260 pages; notes; index; $28.By Col. Cole C. KingseedU.S. Army retiredLong recognized as America's preeminent...
Army Evaluation Task Force Takes Shape at Fort Bliss
Among the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) milestones in 2006 was the early January announcement that a new Evaluation Brigade Combat Team (EBCT) would be established at Fort Bliss, Texas, to evaluate, test and experiment with early fielding of...
Army Materiel Command: Supporting the Warfighter
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, "The only thing constant is change itself." At Army Materiel Command (AMC), managing change to improve the way we do business, improve our support for the current and future warfighter and improve our ability...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: DynCorp International LLC
Corporate Structure-Founded: 1946 as Land-Air, Inc. CEO: Stephen J. Cannon. Number of employees: 14,000. Address: 8445 Freeport Parkway, Suite 400, Irving, TX 75063. Phone: 817-302-1460. Web site: www.dyn-intl.com.DynCorp International (Dl) is a multifaceted...
CDR's Log: Thoughts of a MiTT Leader in Iraq
Establishing the Relationship Between You (the Advisor) and the IASun., May 21, 2006; 3:12 A.M.-Since I have not seen a manual on advising, (although there are certainly memoirs, such as T.E. Lawrence's), a lot of what I've done so far as an advisor...
Expanding the Force
Right after I wrote last month's article, predicting a spate of opposition opinions on increasing the size of the Army, The Washington Post published "Don't Grow the Army" by Gordon Adams and John Diamond.The argument begins with the statement, "This...
FCS Ties Training, Rehearsal and Execution into One Package
The year is 2019. Team Charlie-1st Combined Arms Battalion, 1st Future Combat System (FCS) Brigade Combat Team-is deployed to a distant part of the world conducting peacekeeping operations as a part of a small joint task force. The unit, which consists...
Gasoline to Patton: A Different War
Gasoline to Patton: A Different War. Brig. Gen. Albin F. Irzyk, USA Ret. Elderberry Press, Inc. 245 pages; photographs; $29.95.What if Gen. George S. Patton Jr. had been given the fuel he needed to charge into Germany in September 1944? Would he have...
Gen. Petraeus Testifies before Congress
The promotion to the rank of general of David H. Petraeus along with his confirmation as commander, Multi-National Force, Iraq (MNF-I) is the first apparent step in the "new strategy" in the war on terrorism that President George W. Bush announced in...
Letters
On History-Between the Lines* I've been a member for a number of years and thoroughly enjoy the magazine you folks provide. I read the January issue cover to cover, as usual, and it was quite interesting to me. I'm sure some missed it, but I read between...
Life-Cycle Manning
The first brigade to pass through the three-year life-cycle manning system (the former 172nd Stryker Brigade, Fort Wainwright, Alaska) is back from Iraq and, understandably, the object of considerable scrutiny. Reviews are mixed. The avowed goal, unit...
Make 'Em Proud
ARMYA cartoon frequently displayed in the bars of officers' clubs shows clearly why "the brass" does not realize why a military career does not attract junior officers and enlisted men. An irate general is seated at his desk, before which a lieutenant...
NCO Mentorship-And Friendship
I would bet the farm that every officer has fond, sharp and gratifying memories of noncommissioned officers who taught him how to soldier and to whom he often turned for advice. Those of us now retired carry these memories in a special place, and it...
New Security Plan for Iraq Commences
Gen. David H. Petraeus arrived in Baghdad in February and took command of Coalition forces in Iraq as the new security plan for the nation commenced.Coalition forces, alongside Iraqi soldiers and police, now man posts constructed by U.S. Army engineers...
Playing out the Hand We Dealt Ourselves
Well, now we know. Defying the recommendations of the Baker/Hamilton Commission, the reservations of some of his senior military commanders, and the opposition of a majority of both Congress and the public, the President announced in January the commitment...
President Addresses War in Iraq in State of the Union Message and Proposed $481.4 Billion FY 2008 Defense Budget
The war in Iraq "is not the fight we entered," President George W. Bush told the nation during his State of the Union address in late January, "but it is the fight we're in." Speaking to both houses of Congress, the Supreme Court, his cabinet and the...
Science & Technology on Point
Meeting the Challenges of Uncertainty and UnpredictabilityThe U.S. Army is the most technologically advanced and capable Army in the world. The Army Science and Technology (S&T) community is out front-on point-to maintain and enhance that technological...
Soldier Armed: Extended Cold Weather Clothing System
If all goes according to plan, America's warfighters will receive a special holiday gift near the end of this year. The gift will be the result of the late December 2006 Department of the Army contract award for the Generation III extended cold weather...
Tribute to a Hero: Sgt. Hester's Heroic Actions Featured in Museum Exhibit
When the convoy Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester and her squad were escorting drove into an ambush outside Salman Pak, Iraq, she helped speed her team through the insurgents' kill zone and into a flanking position with the help of her squad leader, SSgt. Timothy...
We Move Only Forward: Canada, the United States and the First Special Service Force, 1942-1944
We Move Only Forward: Canada, the United States and the First Special Service Force, 1942-1944. James A. Wood. Vanwell Publishing Limited. To order, contact casemate, 1016 Warrior Road, Suite C, Drexel Hill, PA 19026. (610-853-9131). 239 pages; maps;...