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. 47, No. 3, March

A Brilliant Blend of Biography & Autobiography: The War Years
The Patton Papers, 1940-1945. Martin Blumenson. Da Capo Press. 889 pages; photographs; index; $19.95, paper. Originally published in 1974. By Lt. Col. Roger Cirillo U.S. Army retired Possibly no general in modern American history has captured the imagination...
A Haven for Reserve Component Training
Throughout Central and South America, Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers are training for their wartime tasks while promoting peace and stability in the region. Particularly during the 1990s, reserve component participation in Chairman of the Joint...
Army Museums: How Other Nations Remember Their Heros
A visit to the Republic of Korea War Memorial in Seoul is nothing less than embarrassing to those who have followed the efforts of the U.S. Army to display its history properly in our nation's capital. Open for more than two years and built on the site...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Carnegie Group Inc
Corporate structure: Total employees: 231. President and Chief Executive Officer: Dennis Yablonsky. Address: Five PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Telephone: (412) 642-6900. Telefax: (412) 642-6909. Internet: www.cgi.com. E-mail: info@cgi.com. Carnegie...
A 'Watershed Document' on a Radically Different World
The Future of War. George and Meredith Friedman. Crown Publishers Inc. 480 pages; notes; $30 (scheduled for publication this month). We will be hearing a great deal more about this book as time goes on. It is one of those rare watershed documents in...
Letters
A Shining Light * Congratulations to Lt. Col. Robert R. Leonhard on his fine article, "Shedding Light on the `Man in the Dark"' (February). He need make no apologies to B. H. Liddell Hart-his writing and thought process are on a par with that great military...
LSTAT Will Save Lives
The U.S. military is scheduled to receive the first four preproduction platforms of its new life support for trauma and transport (LSTAT) system this month. According to its developers, LSTAT holds tremendous promise for bringing advanced telemedicine...
Military Telemedicine Extends Its Reach
The applications of military telemedicine are proliferating. Once an exclusive preserve of advanced researchers, military telemedicine has become more widespread in scope and more accepted in practice. In 1997, the uses of telemedicine reach beyond video...
OCS: Commissioning 'Mainstay' Prepares Officers for Force XXI
In the Army of the future, leaders will be required to understand human dynamics within an environment of information bombardment, increasing complexity and frequent unit metamorphosis in order to train and lead a cohesive, fighting force which will...
Proposed DoD Budget Set at $250.7 Billion
As we go to press, the Clinton administration announced its fiscal year (FY) 1998 defense budget strategy is to narrow the gap between the amount it requested last year and the FY 1997 budget resolution to better accommodate an agreement this year. The...
Readiness: The Lion in the Fight
"Repeatedly, the leaders stress that readiness is the number one priority for our force. " That statement, or something similar, has become a litany for all spokesmen commenting on the "future of the armed forces," the "impact of budget limitations,"...
Testimony That the American Soldier Is a Formidable Opponent
When the Odds Were Even. Keith E. Bonn. Presidio Press. 294 pages; appendix; notes; bibliography; index; $16.95. In November 1991, I wrote a short article for ARMY about the sterling qualities of the American soldier ("Bum Rap"). It was an opinion. Now,...
The Officer as Gentleman: A Waning Ideal?
The memorable 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman tells the story of a carousing Navy enlisted man's son who successfully delivers himself from a depleted upbringing by earning a commission in the U.S. Navy. The pivotal moment comes late in the film,...
The Treasure in the Salt Mine
In October 1995 I returned to Merkers, in what was until recently East Germany. It had been 50 years since my last visit during the closing weeks of World War II. The circumstances of my latest trip differed a good deal from those I confronted in April...
Victory through Information Dominance
Information and the ability to gather, process and disseminate it are crucial to the Army's success. The Army's information operations (IO), conducted daily, are essential to national security and are embedded in a wide range of ongoing Army missions...
Why Army Modernization Is Vital to Our Future
MY U.S. Army career spanned five decades and several conflicts, so you might think not much surprises me today. You would be wrong. I am still surprised, and dismayed, by skepticism among opinion leaders, the media, government officials and, to some...