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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. 58, No. 10, October

Accelerating Army Intelligence Transformation
Army intelligence transformation enables decisive action by Army and Joint commanders in an era of persistent conflict, highly complex operating environments and asymmetric challenge. Ongoing Army Intelligence Campaign Plan initiatives integrate advanced...
Adopting a Warfighting Culture with a Business Discipline
Transforming to Sustain an Army Enterprise"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. "-Albert EinsteinSince 9/11, the Army has been on a fast track to transform its legacy formations...
America's Army in an Era of Persistent Conflict
Less than a decade into the 21st century, its perils and challenges are increasingly evident. September 11, 2001, shattered our sense of domestic invulnerability to external threats and introduced us to a world where global terrorism and extremist ideologies...
A Revolution in Army Information Management
The Army has reached a crossroads we have never seen before. We, and the entire nation, find ourselves in an era of persistent conflict. At the same time, the Army is reorganizing, restructuring and changing its global footprint. Information technology-of...
Army Corps of Engineers-Meeting the Challenge Worldwide
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is in the midst of a transformation focusing on Army and administration priorities and operating tenets.The priorities are: support the global war on terrorism and the expeditionary mission; enhance the quality...
Army Leadership-Filling the Talent Gap in Our Changing Workforce
The world is changing at a rate that even a few short years ago most of us could not imagine. The pace and scope of change and technical development is such that in order to continue to meet the challenges of the 21st century, the Army must continue...
Army Materiel Command: Proud to Serve
Headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va., the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) is the Army's premier provider of materiel readiness-technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projection, reset and sustainment-to the total force...
Army National Guard: Pillars of Army Strength
The Army National Guard (ARNG) has a strong foundation based on two long-standing pillars of strength: personnel readiness and equipment versatility. Personnel readiness means having the right force structure as well as recruiting, training and retaining...
Army Weapons and Equipment
AIRCRAFTRotary WingThe AH-6/MH-6 Little Bird (Cayuse) Helicopter is in service with the Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR). Following service in Vietnam, the Army's fleet of OH-6 light observation and command helicopters...
AUSA: Providing Support to Soldiers and Families
"Private First Class Brown displayed great courage in treating two wounded soldiers while under intense small-arms and mortar fire. Private First Class Brown's heroic actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service, reflecting great...
Eighth Army Transformation: Meeting the Needs of the Nation
For the past 58 years, servicemembers from the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have stood together in the defense of freedom. The U.S.-ROK alliance remains one of the strongest in the world and will continue to guarantee the peace and stability...
Establishing Strategic Balance
US. Army SSgt. Frank Lugo and Sgt. Dajuan Turner enjoy a respite from a security mission in Baghdad.A very strong military posture is vitally necessary today. How long it must continue I am not prepared to estimate, but I am sure that it is too narrow...
First Army: First in Deed
For or more than 90 years, First Army has faithfully and honorably served our nation. Formed on August 10,1918, under the command of Gen. John J. (Black Jack) Pershing, First Army was the first of three American armies formed to serve the nation during...
FORSCOM: Anticipating Continued Worldwide Presence
Following the terrible events of September 11, 2001, U.S. Forces Command (FORSCOM) contributions to national defense escalated and have grown to an annual rotational requirement of approximately 23 brigade combat team (BCT) equivalents to meet combatant...
G-1: Preserving the All-Volunteer Army
America's Army is the strength of our nation. After nearly seven years of war, our total Army continues to demonstrate the collective power of our talented, resilient and remarkable peopleour soldiers, Army civilians and their families. Forged by conflict...
Health Care, Communication Top CSA Retiree Council Concerns
Health care continues to be the single greatest issue for both current and future retired soldiers, according to the Army Chief of Staff's (CSA) Retiree Council. The council cochairmen, Lt. Gen. Frederick Vollrath, U.S. Army retired, and SMA Jack Tilley,...
Honoring Commitments-Enhancing Installation Quality of Life
As our nation approaches its eighth year at war within an environment of persistent conflict, our Army remains ever mindful of the sacrifices made by our Army family-our soldiers, civilians, retirees and their families-and remains committed to continuing...
Iraq: Building on Progress
The past year has been one of significant progress in Iraq. Since last summer, the Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I)-in partnership with its Iraqi counterparts and members of the U.S. Embassy Mission Iraq, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, and other...
Leading the Army Installation Enterprise
Installation Management Command (IMCOM) is all about installation, soldier and family readiness. IMCOM provides "The Army's Home" to thousands of men and women in uniform and the families that support them. Our mission is to provide the Army with installation...
MEDCOM: Keeping Soldiers and Their Families Strong
The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) has had a tremendous year, and I am proud of our performance and our future direction. The Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., expects our nation and our Army to operate in a state of "persistent conflict."...
Military District of Washington: An Agile Strength That Operates to Standard
The U.S. Army's Military District of Washington (MDW) serves the nation and the Army from within the National Capital Region (NCR) with world-class excellence in myriad fields. Peerless in ceremonial missions, MDW represents the military tradition at...
Resourcing the Army for an Era of Persistent Conflict
The Army remains at war and finds itself in an era of persistent conflict. We expect, for the foreseeable future, to be engaged with adversaries who will use violence to achieve political, religious, economic and ideological ends. They have shown themselves...
Soldiers: America's Strength
On April 25, 2007, then-PFC Monica L. Brown, a medic from the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, was conducting a routine security patrol with her unit in the Jani Khail district of Paktika Province in Afghanistan...
Space & Missile Defense: Securing the High Ground
It's often said the U.S. Army is the largest user of space products. U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT) is the Army's specified proponent for space, the integrator for missile defense and the Army...
Steady Focus, Certain Progress in Army Financial Management
Fiscal year (FY) 2008 has been both challenging and productive for the Army. We are halfway through the largest transformation since World War II, and this effort affects everything we do. The Army is changing, becoming more lethal, sustainable and versatile....
The Army Reserve: Ready for the Next 100 Years
As the U.S. Army Reserve enters its second century, we celebrate many noteworthy achievements while meeting, head-on, extraordinary challenges unlike any since our founding in 1908. What began as a reserve corps of medical officers grew into a major...
The Strength of the Nation: A Matter of People and Programs
The United States is a nation at war, facing persistent conflict for the foreseeable future. America will prevail in the international struggle against terrorism and defend its security interests and those of its allies on a global scale. To fulfill...
Today's Army-Ready Today, Preparing for Tomorrow
The desk in the Secretary of the Army's office is a massive mahogany block, seven feet wide and five feet deep. Ornately carved, it was first used in 1881 by Secretary of War Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President Lincoln and appointed secretary by President...
Training and Doctrine Command: All about the Soldier
Extensive transformation and modernization efforts astride a heightened operational tempo have stressed the Army and tested the mettle and resolve of our soldiers and their families. Despite these challenges, the resilience and character of our fighting...
U.S. Army Central: 'Breaking Trail' on Army Transformation
Sometime in the near future: Stricken by a crippling drought and skyrocketing food prices, the country of Halbib is in dire straits. Its economy is wracked by inflation, and the military has not been paid in months; a third of its army has quit, returning...
U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army Today
U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army (USAREUR/7A) provides critical capabilities for the nation in three major areas. First, USAREUR/7A is the Army service component command (ASCC) for the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and the U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM),...
U.S. Army North: Strength in the Homeland
U.S. Army North (USARNORTH), the Army service component command (ASCC) to U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), has taken on an expanded mission as we work to defend, protect and secure the United States and the American people in the USNORTHCOM area of...
U.S. Army Pacific: Engaged Globally
The Pacific century is off to a running start. The future of the U.S. Army is intrinsically tied to the Pacific region, as our vision statement implies: One team-Combat ready, technologically advanced Theater Army forces with an expeditionary command-and-control...
U.S. Army Posts & Installations
This section includes posts and installations primarily supporting the active Army in the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. Army ammunition plants and Army installations in caretaker or inactive status have been excluded.Acreages...
USASOC: Resolute and Ready
As the global war on terrorism enters its eighth year, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) continues to provide trained and ready forces to support the geographic combatant commanders, the theater special operations commands and ambassadors...
Winning in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) is in Afghanistan to win. Winning means building a better future for Afghanistan, viewed in Afghan capacity-achieving a real sense of security, a viH able government with capable and competent institutions,...