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. 58, No. 1, January

AN/AVR-2B Laser Detecting System
The broad mandates of warfighter survivability extend far beyond the recent proliferation of improvised low-tech/high-concept weapons. Just as the warfighters themselves must be prepared to operate across a broad spectrum of conflict, survivability planners...
Appraising Army Needs
The October 2007 AUSA Annual Meeting was rewarding, particularly when one was witness to the reactions, comments and appreciation of soldiers as they beheld, many for the first time, the wonders offered by American industry for the future of our Army.This...
Army Aviation: SUPPORTING THE SOLDIER
With the termination of the Comanche program in 2004, the Army began an Aviation transformation with a focus on modernizing the current fleet of aircraft and procuring new, state-of-the-art aircraft to more effectively operate in current and emerging...
Army Leadership-A Personal View
Leadership is taking the point position when your unit or flight is expecting contact with the enemy. Leadership is flying a crippled bomber to the ground when one of your wounded crewmembers cannot bail out. Leadership is keeping your young soldiers,...
Army Modernization in an Era of Persistent Conflict
The Army intends to remain the preeminent landpower on earth, dominant across the full spectrum of operations, now and in the future, to meet our enduring contract with the American people to defend our freedom. The Army's modernization strategy is designed...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Harris Corporation
Corporate Structure-Founded in 1895. Number of employees: 15,000. Chairman, President and CEO: Howard L Lance. Headquarters: 1025 W. NASA Blvd., Melbourne, f L 32919. Web site: www.harris.com.Harris Corporation is an international communications and...
China: The Stirring Dragon
In preparation for this article, the author made a two-week visit to China, interviewing American military attachés, political analysts and officers in training. He also interviewed the director of the Chinese Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation...
Defense Authorization Bill Nears Passage-Battle for War Funding Continues
House and Senate lawmakers finally reached agreement on the conference report to the fiscal year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill would authorize $696 billion in defense spending, including $189 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...
Earle G. Wheeler at 100
January 13, 2008, marks the one-hundredth birthday of Gen. Earle Gilmore Wheeler, Army Chief of Staff from 1962 to 1964, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1964 to 1970. Distinguished service brought him to these positions of preeminent responsibility...
Funding the Army and Reconstructing Iraq
Lately, Washington and the defense community have been abuzz with the discovery and coverage of several illegal contracts and financial wrongdoings by military members. Most of the focus has been on major contracts in Washington and in Kuwait; overlooked,...
Homeward Bound: American Veterans Return from War
Homeward Bound: American Veterans Return from War. Richard H. Taylor with Sandra Wright Taylor. Praeger security International. 224 pages; black and white photographs; index; $49.95.In Homeward Bound, Richard H. Taylor records the problems American veterans...
House to House: An Epic Memoir of War
House to House: An Epic Memoir of War. SSgt. David Bellavia with John R. Bruning. Free Press. 321 pages; black and white photographs and diagrams; $26."Welcome to the infantry" is how SSgt. David BeUavia begins his memoir House to House: An Epic Memoir...
In Praise of Basic Training Instructors
A product of a too-often maligned system casts a vigorous vote of confidence.I feel that I am something of a connoisseur of instructors and instruction. Something like double the normal number of teachers has passed before my student desk in this country...
Leading Our Soldiers after They Lose One of Their Own
To: Junior OfficersFrom: Junior Officers"Private Paton was killed by a sniper. Shot through the neck. He was a good kid and always had a smile on his face. He was very close to my Soldiers, and they took it real hard. My Soldiers were so angry and were...
Letters
Adaptive Leaders Course* I am amazed that we would give credence to the academic theory of "adaptive leadership" ("Adaptive Leaders Course: Old Dogs Teaching New Tricks," November) when we have forces in the field in active combat. That discussion is...
More Troops Needed in Northern Iraq
U.S. military commanders in the north have indicated they need more troops-in Mosul and in Nineveh, Diyala and Salahuddin Provinces-to fight increasing violence there. Military operations have forced al Qaeda in Iraq out of the south and west of the...
New Black Hawk Affirms the Future of Army Aviation
The UH-60M Black Hawk, now being fielded at Fort Campbell, Ky., is a versatile machine that will perform assault, medevac, cargo, command-and-control, aerial sustainment and search-arid-rescue missions. CW4 Gene McNeill, currently test pilot and trainer...
Past Preparations for Wars of the Future
Past Preparations for Wars of the Future Imagining Future War: The West's Technological Revolution and Visions of Wars to Come, 1880-1914. Antulio J. Echevarria II. Praeger Security International. 120 pages; black and white drawings; index; $39.95.The...
Stonewall Jackson: A Biography
Stonewall Jackson: A Biography. Donald A. Davis. Palgrave Macmillan. 204 pages; black and white photographs; index; $21.95.Lt. Gen. Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson emerged from the American Civil War with a glorious military reputation, which at the time...
Taking It to the Streets
DARPA's Latest Robotic Competition Focuses on Urban EnvironmentIn the predawn hours of Saturday, November 3, 2007, the former George Air Force Base, in Victorville, Calif., was a beehive of activity as industry and academia teams made a flurry of ?last-minute...
The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and the Time When America Helped Save Europe
The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and the Time When America Helped Save Europe. Greg Behrman. Free Press. 449 pages; black and white photographs; index; $27.Six weeks after his appointment as secretary of State in January 1947, George C. Marshall...
UH-72A Lakota
One of the most recent additions to the U.S. Army aviation fleet is the UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter (LUH).In late 2004, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) announced its intention to issue a draft request for proposal for a...
War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today
War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today. Max Boot. Gotham Books. 624 pages; maps; black and white photographs; index; $35.Although not widely used now, four years after the high-technology attack into Iraq, the term...
What If-Japan's Pacific Strategy Revisited
What If-Japan's Pacific Strategy Revisited Japanese Military Strategy in the Pacific War: Was Defeat Inevitable? James B. Wood. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc. 141 pages; maps; diagrams; index; $24.95 paper, $69 cloth.Could Japan have won World...