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Articles from Vol. 57, No. 9, September

Apache Pilots Rescue Critically Wounded Soldier
Two pilots flying their last combat mission in Ramadi, Iraq, risked their lives in an unorthodox medical evacuation of a critically wounded soldier in June. CW4 Kevin Purtee and CW2 Alien Crist-both from Company B, 1st Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment...
Boomerang III
A boomerang is an angular throwing club designed to curve in flight and return to a point near the thrower. But for warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan, that point of return is quite a bit more precise."Boomerang is a commercial off-the-shelf shooter...
CompanyCommand: Building Combat-Ready Teams: Leadership Challenges in Iraq
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersLeading America's sons and daughters in combat is an awesome privilege and responsibility. Soldiers entrust their lives to us; our decisions in war have life-or-death consequences for them and many others....
Letters
The Army Uniform* In the "Letters" column in the July issue, Maj. James Centric, U.S. Army retired, opined that we should not wear battle dress uniforms (BDUs) or Army combat uniforms (ACUs) in public and that the problem "will not be resolved until...
Masterful Analysis of the American Revolution
Masterful Analysis of the American Revolution Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence. John Ferling. Oxford University Press. 679 pages; maps; halftone illustrations; index; $29.95.To Gen. George Washington, America's victory...
New Assessment of U.S.-China Relations
New Assessment Of U.S.-China RelationsRising Star: China's New Security Diplomacy. Bates Gill. Brookings Institution Press. 267 pages; index; $28.95.Bates Gill opens his book Rising Star: China's Neiv Security Diplomacy with two thematic points: China...
Pentagon Requests Additional MRAP Funds
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has asked Congress to shift nearly $1.2 billion from other accounts to cover the cost of 2,560 additional mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles, increasing the number on order to 6,415. The first MRAP contracts...
President Hosts Joint ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
In its long and proud history, the Army ROTC program and its graduates have been accorded many honors. Secretaries of State, astronauts, innumerable corporate executives and a host of our Army's most senior leaders are among the ranks of the program's...
Put the 'Police' Back in Military Police
Military police (MP) soldiers ("warrior police" in the new vernacular) are serving with distinction in the global war on terrorism. Whether aggressively taking the fight to the enemy, as a squad from the 617th MP Company (Kentucky Army National Guard)...
Republic of Korea Peacekeeping Operations-Ensuring Peace and Stability around the World
Seoul's growing involvement in world affairs demonstrates the success of our relationship and our shared commitment to ensure peace and stability, when and where needed.-Ambassador Thomas C. HubbardThe Republic of Korea (ROK) has long been a case study...
Revisiting U.S. Foreign Policy
Revisiting U.S. Foreign PolicyWinning the Un-War: A New Strategy for the War on Terrorism. Charles Peña. Potomac Books, Inc. 242 pages; index; $27.95.Charles Peña is a former director of Defense Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, which perhaps is...
Strategic Thinking-A Model for Success in USAREUR Logistics Transformation
Transforming U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) logistics, while simultaneously supporting operations around the world, is daunting. To guide this effort, USAREUR logisticians developed three focus areas: synchronize logistics plans and operations, equip and...
The Controversy
The purpose of the Army is to win wars. The purpose is singular, and the Army, during peacetime, organizes, staffs, equips and trains itself to engage in its reason for being. The purpose can be modified, diluted or altered when the Army is committed...
The Marquis De Lafayette at 250
September 6 marks the 250th birthday of Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier - the Marquis de Lafayette. Born an aristocrat, he became a renowned champion of republican governance in two nations. To our own country he proved invaluable as an...
The Untold Story of the Pentagon
The Untold Story of the PentagonThe Pentagon: A History. Steve Vogel. Random House. 629 pages; black and white photographs; maps; $32.95.By Nancy Barclay GravesWho among you has not done time in the Pentagon? Steve Vogel has compiled the untold story...
U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence
With an expansion of tactical capabilities already demonstrated in combat, the U.S. Army continues with the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)mandated consolidation of the Air Defense Artillery (ADA) and Field Artillery (FA) Centers and Schools at Fort...
U.S. Army North: We're Here to Help
U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) was established as the Army service component command to U.S. Northern Command. The Chief of Staff of the Army ordered the creation of Army North as part of the transformation of theater armies to match the Department of...
U.S. Army South-Allied Humanitarian Forces Meet in Guatemala City
Twelve years ago, before it moved from Panama to its present location in Miami, FIa., U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) began an initiative nicknamed "FA-Hum" for Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias, or Allied Humanitarian Forces, an annual disaster relief and...
Varied Fare
Varied Fare Onward We Charge: The Heroic Story of Darby's Rangers in World War II. H. Paul Jeffers. NAL Caliber. 312 pages; black and white photographs; index; $24.95.During World War II only a few fighting units were routinely identified in press reports...
We Must Decentralize
50 Years Ago in ARMYThe speed and flexibility of our battle groups will be lost to us if we don't decentralize now. Here are some suggested ways to do it.The Army is converting to the Pen tomic organization in an effort to achieve speed and flexibility...