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Published monthly, Army focuses on issues of national security, past and present issues of landpower, and future trends in military science through in-depth articles and analyses.

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 4, April

A Sustainable Future for the Army's Home
While today's Army is committed on multiple fronts across the globe, a significantly different effort is under way to ensure the future of the Army's home-the world-class installations, services and resources that soldiers and their families depend on....
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Mile Marker International
Corporate Structure- President and CEO: Robert (Bob) Fernandez. U.S. Headquarters: 2121 Blount Rd., Pompano Beach, FL 33069. Telephone: 954-782-0604. Web site: www.milemarker.com.In 1981, Mile Marker International began designing, manufacturing and selling...
Beyond 'An Inconvenient Truth': The Army's March toward Operational Sustainability
Concerns about the future of our planet and climate change-fueled in part by former Vice President Al Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth"-have placed responsibility for the future of the environment and the health of the planet squarely at our feet....
Consequence Management at the Company Level in Iraq and Afghanistan
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company Commanders"I got a call late in the afternoon, about 20 minutes before the above-ground unit was hitting a target in a village we had been working hard to get on board with the Coalition. We spun up our QRF. Our desire...
DoD Allotted $533 Billion in 2010 Budget Request
President Barack Obama's $3.5 trillion fiscal year (FY) 2010 budget requests $533.7 billion for the Defense Department, a 4 percent increase over the current fiscal year. The skeleton request, released by the White House in late February, also asks for...
Events Confirm the Need to Restore Strategic Balance
Three news stories in February are a tacit reminder, were one really necessary, that America's strategic challenges aren't limited to al Qaeda and the Taliban, or even to Islamic extremism generally.The first reported the dismal outcome of the annual...
Iraq: A PARADE DELAYED
The United States will cease combat operations in Iraq seven years, five months, one week, three days and around 22 hours after the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2:34 a.m., March 20, 2003). Or, as President Obama said in February at Camp Lejeune,...
Kenneth Fisher to Receive 2009 Marshall Medal
The Association of the U.S. Army has selected Kenneth Fisher, chairman of the board of trustees and chief executive officer of the Fisher House Foundation, as the recipient of this year's George Catlett Marshall Medal, the association's highest honor....
Learning at the Speed of War
Anticipate, act, assess; action, reaction, counteraction; outfox the enemy as well as outfight him... War is as much a mental phenomenon as it is a physical and emotional one. Change, ambiguity and flexibility are some of the few constants on the battlefield.These...
More Troops Will Deploy to Afghanistan
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has announced President Barack Obaim's decision to order the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash., and the 8,000-troop 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N.C.,...
NATO at 60
In April 1949, 12 nations of Western Europe and North America formed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). It became the most successful, long-lasting military pact in history. Its hierarchy presided over military defense plans designed to guarantee...
NATO Celebrates 60th Anniversary
On April 4, 1949, representatives from 12 European and North American nations met in Washington, D. C, and signed the North Atlantic Treaty, establishing what would come to be the most successful collective security alliance the world has ever known.That...
NATO Marks Its 60th Year
In 1949, the survival of democracy in Europe was no sure thing. Economies were devastated, populations demoral- ized, and extremists on both the right and the left posed powerful threats in virtually every nation attempting selfgovernance. The Soviets...
Tactical Wheeled Vehicles
Multiple upgrade and enhancement efforts now taking place across light, medium and heavy weight classes are continuing to mold the Army's tactical wheeled vehicle fleets to meet evolving warfighter needs.The emerging joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV)...