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Articles from Vol. 61, No. 2, February

2011: A Pivotal Year
The 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington, D.C, were acts of unprovoked aggression. Al Qaeda preceded these attacks with others and with a public declaration of war upon the United States. Responding in selfdefense was warranted and justified. How...
CompanyCommand
Building Combat-Ready TeamsTo: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersWhen This War EndsWill this war ever end? For many of us, it sure feels like the answer is "No!" For argument's sake, consider that the war is ending and we are, once again, primarily...
Desert Storm at 20, Part II
February 24 marks the 20th anniversary of the Operation Desert Storm ground offensive. Desert Storm itself had begun on January 17. In 38 days, the coalition's deep battle had smashed Iraqi air defenses, secured air supremacy, smothered Iraqi command...
Elbit Systems of America
AUSA Sustaining Member ProfileCorporate Structure- O.S. President and CEO: Raanan Horowitz. U.S. Headquarters: Fort Worth, Texas. Telephone: 81 7-234-6600. Web site: www.elbltsystems-us.com.Whether protecting citizens at home or achieving our nation's...
INTRODUCING THE: Mission Command Center of Excellence
In his January ARMY Magazine article, "Mission Command," GEN Martin E. Dempsey discussed some of the adaptations the Army is making to concepts and doctrine that are informed by the serious study of the hard-earned lessons of, a decade of war and the...
Leader Development
"We are often better served by connecting ideas than we are by protecting them."- Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of InnovationConnecting ideas is important; connecting the right ideas is even more important. In previous...
Leadership Month
February is a month in which we dedicate ourselves to recognizing various causes and customs, but for the Army it might be called Leadership Month in honor of perhaps our two greatest, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Our nation, as it exists,...
'Measurable Progress' in Eastern Afghanistan
As the new year commenced, COL Viet Luong, commander of Task Force Rakkasan, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), cited "gradual but measurable progress" in his area of operations - Paktía Province, Khost Province and, for...
One Achievable Step for Army Leader Development
The Pro-Reading ChallengeChip Heath and Dan Heath, in their book Switch: How to Change Things What Change is Hard, share what we call the one-percent milk story. A team of researchers working in West Virginia, where childhood obesity and diabetes are...
On Plotting the Course Ahead
In the December issue of ARMY, my friend Rick Sinnreich wrote, "Throughout history, no single military practice has proved more devastatingly self-defeating than assuming that tomorrow's fights will look pretty much like today's" ("The Dangers of Extrapolating...
Radar Update
Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar (LCMR)One of the families of systems now saving warfighter lives in theaters includes the Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar (LCMR).According to COL Brett G. Lewis, director. Training and Doctrine Command Proponency Office-Sensors,...
Secretary Gates Recommends GEN Dempsey as Next Army Chief of Staff
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced in January that he had recommended to President Obarna the nomination of GEN Martin E. Dempsey as the 37th Army Chief of Staff. If nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate, GEN Dempsey would...
The Spirit of the Long Gray Line
Army-Navy Game:Two days before the annual Army-Navy football game, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's Corps of Cadets, alumni, faculty and well-wishers gathered on an athletic field wedged between the Hudson River and West Point's revered parade...
U.S. Army Mobile Application Development: A Coder's Perspective
Seven months ago, none of us here at the School of Information Technology, Fort Gordon, Ga., knew how to develop applications for smartphones. Now we have more than 100,000 downloads of our apps in the public app stores. Such is the fast pace of technology.The...
Wandering through Tomorrow's Technology
The 27th Army Science ConferenceIn terms of tomorrow's technologies for U.S. Army applications, few venues provide a better glimpse into the future than the Army Science Conference (ASC) held in early December, in Orlando, Fia. Sponsored by the Assistant...