Army

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. 1, January

Army Aviation: Balancing the Equipment Challenges to Support Warfighters Today and Tomorrow
Opening an Army Aviation Modernization panel briefing at the 2008 AUSA Annual Meeting in October, Brig. Gen. James O. Barclay III, Army Aviation branch chief and commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Warfighting Center and Fort Rucker, Ala., observed...
Army Poised for EW Resurgence
In response to the realities of the electromagnetic spectrum and its impact on the modern battlespace, the U.S. Army has begun a resurgence of its electronic warfare (EW) organizations and capabilities. Early evidence of this resurgence, which began...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: ArmorWorks Enterprises
Corporate Structure - Founded: 1996. President and Founder: William J. (Bill) Perciballi. Address: ArmorWorks, 305 North 54th Street, Chandler, AZ 85226. Telephone: 480-517-1150. Web site: www.armorworks.com.Since 1996, ArmorWorks Enterprises LLC has...
Aviation Update: Army Aviation at a Glance
As we enter the eighth year of the global war on terrorism, Army Aviation remains the most requested combat asset for ground commanders. From my vantage point, it's clear we will continue to be in high demand into the foreseeable future. That's why the...
Company Command: Building Combat-Ready Teams: CSI: BAGHDAD?
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersAs civil authorities in Iraq and Afghanistan become more capable, the importance of "burden of proof" weighs more heavily on our shoulders. Each mission becomes an opportunity to gather evidence that puts...
Gen. Eric Shinseki to Lead Veterans Affairs
President-elect Barack Obama has selected Gen. Eric K Shinseki, U.S. Army retired, to lead the Department of Vet- erans Affairs (VA). Gen. Shinseki served as Chief of Staff of the Army from 1999 to 2003 and Army Vice Chief of Staff from 1998-99. A 38-year...
Hail to the Chief: The U.S. Army and the Inaugural Parade
For more than two centuries, the U.S. Army has been a major participant in the inaugurai tradition that began when George Washington took the oath of office in 1789. Upon Washington's arrival in New York City from Mount Vernon, Va., members of the Continental...
Joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence: Saving More Lives
Shortly after the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Army began building a training camp near the community of Indian Springs, Nev., about 45 miles north of Las Vegas. By the end of February 1943, the camp was being used as a divert field...
Military Power: The Logic for Keeping and Using Arms
Any discussion of grand strategy must begin with a common understanding of the finer points of the eternal logic for keeping and employing arms. Western political elites responsible for recent defense policy have been sadly innocent of this field of...
New Year Brings New Restrictions on Combat Ops in Iraq
The Iraqi parliament recently ratified a U.S.-Iraq status-of-forces agreement (SOFA) that authorizes U.S. military presence in Iraq. The security pact, which went into effect on January 1, replaces the UN. mandate under which multinational forces had...
The 'How' Counts ... A Lot
Most of us spend a great deal of time attending to our "to do" lists. Some of us have lists of what we want to accomplish for each day, for the week and for the month. Some even have lists of semiannual and yearly objectives.How we carry out tasks that...
The Manhattan Project
During the course of last year's presi- dential campaign, we heard much about achieving "energy independence," an imperative if we are to shed crippling geostrategic vulnerabilities, reverse staggering trade imbalances and dig out of the current economic...
Transition and Transformation in 2009
As we approach the transition and promises of transformation with a new President, number 44, and a new Congress, the 111th, the needs of the Army have not changed. In fact, the pending transition/ transformation may even require greater allocation of...
Video Unmanned Aircraft System Intelligence Teaming (VUIT)-2
At the same time that service and industry team members are enhancing flight tests of the next-generation Apache Block III aircraft, a prototype U.S. Army Apache battalion recently arrived in theater equipped with revolutionary new tactical capabilities.Called...
Welcoming the Overdue Resurrection of Deterrence
During the past few months, folks attentive to national security matters have been hearing and reading a good deal about a defense concept that largely faded from public view after 9/11: the concept of deterrence.In late October, concluding a speech...
West Point Launches Oral History Center
The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., has launched an ambitious project to docu- ment military history from the soldier's viewpoint, planning and developing an online resource for students, soldiers, historians, journalists and the public that...
What Goes on in Theater Stays in Theater?
There is an unfortunate, underground and mostly unspoken saying among some members of the military concerning temporary duty (TDY): "What happens on TDY stays on TDY." This certainly is not the norm in our military, and this expression is often said...
William G. Bainbridge, 5th Sergeant Major of the Army, 1925-2008
William G. Bainbridge, the fifth Sergeant Major of the Army and a former member of the Association of the U.S. Army's Council of Trustees, died in November in Palm Bay, FIa., at the age of 83.AUSA President Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, U.S. Army retired,...