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. 9, September

Advisor Training Shifts to Fort Polk Army Establishes Enduring Mission
The mission of preparing advisors and training teams for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has moved from Fort Riley, Kan., to Fort Polk, La., building a foundation to advance advisory and assistance training and establishing the training capability to...
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Back in the Fight-I Corps as Multi-National Corps-Iraq
In April, I Corps assumed command of Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNC-I) from the outgoing XVIII Airborne Corps. After a 38-year hiatus, I Corps, historically known as America's Corps, was back in the fight. Now in the middle of its rotation as Headquarters,...
Considerations on Releasing a Detainee
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersIf we command land-owning units in Iraq or Afghanistan, it is likely that a detainee will be released into our area of operations over the course of a deploy- ment. Sometimes our unit will have detained the...
Continual 'Organizational Learning' While Operating
Commanders must continually act in order to learn. Just as important, they must create a system for learning as they act. ...A commander will not be able to understand the problem fully before beginning operations to solve it and will learn more about...
Forty-One Years Later
It is not as though I've been asleep for the last 40 years or that I've lived a life so appallingly boring that, under- standably, my mind might be frozen in time. To the contrary, I've lived what most say has been a varied, if not an ex- traordinary,...
Gates Calls for Temporary Army End Strength Increase
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced at a Pentagon press conference in late July that the size of the Army will be increased by up to 22,000 soldiers for a period of three fiscal years, raising the size of the Army to 569,000 active duty soldiers....
GEN McChrystal to Address 'Additional Issues'
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has tasked GEN Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, with addressing "some additional issues" in his assessment of the situation on the ground in Afghanistan, and allotted him more...
More Evidence of a Self-Imposed Military Quandary
Two stories this summer about the escalating struggle in Afghanistan reveal the impact of the self-inflicted dilemma confronting U.S. forces and their NATO allies as they try to defeat still another stubborn insurgency while satisfying unprecedented...
Persistent Conflict or Containment: Alternate Visions of Contemporary Conflict
In 1946, the Army G-2 published the first Intelli- gence Review, a confidential weekly assessment of trends and major intelligence issues. In the opinion of the Army G-2 intelligence community, the vast span of Islamic countries was a threat to stability...
The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center
The story of American infantrymen begins in 1607, when the Jamestown settlers sought to protect themselves from the forays of native tribes, then thought to be Indians. The story continues from then to now, as the Infantry has fulfilled its critical...
The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center
The recently opened National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center in Columbus, Ga., honors the history and sacrifices of the U.S. Army infantryman. Situated adjacent to Fort Benning, the complex features a spectacular main museum building and Patriot Park...
The Plains of Abraham at 250
September 13th marks the 250th an- niversary of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, the decisive event leading to the fall of Quebec and eventual British victory in the French and Indian War (also called the Seven Years' War). Nothing less than the...
Training at JRTC: THE NCO VIEWPOINT
Training rotations at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk, La., prepare brigade combat teams (BCTs) for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. JRTC employs a range of technologies and sensory enhancements along with hundreds of cultural...
U.S. Army Africa: A Team like No Other
When a U.S. Air Force C-17 landed at Kigali International Airport, Rwanda, in early January to airlift vital equipment to peacekeepers in Sudan, it marked a change in U.S. policy toward assisting in the Darfur peacekeeping mission. It also marked a change...
Will We Hit the Target?
The upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review is resurrecting a debate over Army force structure. Two camps are already visible; neither, however, is a proper guide.The first camp is forming around conventional combat forces. This camp claims that Army combat,...
WIN-T Update
Soldier ArmedWith approximately 51 percent of the U.S. Army now equipped with Increment 1 of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T), U.S. warfighters are already enjoying enhanced networking capabilities "at the halt" down to the battalion...