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Articles from Vol. 56, No. 7, July

Agents of Change: Transforming the Principles of War for the 21st Century
The philosopher Michael Gelven wrote, "The paradox of war is not only conceptual, it is also deeply existential. It is not merely an abstract problem for those who like to speculate about principles, it is a felt and endured agony of the soul that can...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Segovia, Inc
Corporate Structure: President and CEO: Michael P. Wheeler. Headquarters: Herndon, Va. Telephone: (703) 621-6972. Web site: www.segoviaip.comA key component in the U.S. Army's ongoing transformation to net-centric warfare is the migration from traditional...
Coalition Airstrike Kills Al-Zarqawi
On June 7, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the head of al Qaeda in Iraq, was killed as a result of a coalition airstrike on a safehouse eight kilometers north of Baqubah. Iraqi police were first on the scene after the airstrike, and elements of Multinational Division...
Colorful Collection of War Stories
Colorful Collection of War Stories Soldiering: Observations From Korea, Vietnam, and Safe Places. Henry G. Gole. Potointic Buoka, Inc. 255 pages; photographs; maps; glossary; index; $27.50.Soldiering is a collection of more or less autobiographical stories...
Fascinating Account of U.S. Infantry in China
Fascinating Account of U.S. Infantry in China The United States 15th Infantry Regiment in China, 1912-1938. Alfred Emile Corndnsc. McFarland & Company Publishers. 273 pages; photographs; index; $45.Alfred Cornebise's recent book, The United States...
How Much Is Enough?
Many years ago I came to the conclusion that leadership and command benefited remarkably when time and experience were allowed to influence commanders and other decision makers who were guiding Army units and organizations. Simultaneously, the efficiency...
Leadership and the Death of a Soldier
"No one ever prepares you as a Soldier or a commander on how to deal with these losses, much less how to speak to your Soldiers when you are dealing with the same pain."-Michael Gonzalez (D/1-504 PIR)One of the harsh realities of war is that our Soldiers...
Letters
Implacable Foes* Having road Brig. Gen. Huba Wass de Czege's in-depth article "War with Implacable Foes: What All Statesmen and Generals Need to Know" (May), concerning engagement in war with an enemy who cannot be appeased or pacified by off-the-shelf...
Medic! How I Fought World War II with Morphine, Sulfa, and Iodine Swabs
Medic! How I Fought World War II With Morphine, Sulfa, and Iodine Swabs. Robert J. franklin. University of Nebraska Press. 151 pages; black and white photogniplis; $21.95In World War 11, soldiers in the field looked upon medics as miracle men. They would...
Medics at War: Military Medicine from Colonial Times to the 21st Century
Medics at War: Military Medicine from Colonial Times to the 21st Century, jolin T. Greenwood, Ph.D. and F. Clifton Berry ]r. Naval Institute Press. An AUSA Book. 214 pages; color and black and white photographs; index; $34.95.From the days of muskets...
On Policing the Frontiers of Freedom
We Americans and our usual allies will be warring and policing on the new 21st-century frontiers of freedom for the foreseeable future. Often we will be doing both in the same place. A survey of the strategic problems U.S. forces have faced since the...
President Sends National Guard to Border
President George W. Bush addressed the notion on May 15 about immigration reform and said that, in coordination with state governors, he would deploy 6,000 National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico in support of the U.S. Border Patrol. There...
'Providing the World's Very Best Medical Care'
Like many Americans, I was moved while watching the HBO film "Baghdad ER" this spring. The one-hour documentary was a graphic look at the emergency room of the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad. The warrior ethos and soldier camaraderie resonate...
Recollections of an Army Surgeon
The following is un excerpt from an oral history interview with Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Robert M. Hardaway III, conducted by Barbara Dent on March 24, 2004, and edited by Dr. Hardaway in August 2005.Son of an Army officer, Dr. Hardawny was born on January 9,...
Roughneck Nine-One: The Extraordinary Story of a Special Forces A-Team at War
Roughneck Nine-One: The Extraordinary Story of a Special Forces A-team at War. STC Frank Antctwri, USA Ret., and Hans Halberstadt. St. Martin Press. 265 pages; black and white photographs; glossary; index; $24.95.Noncommissioned officers have a great...
Sgt. Nick Keane-An American Hero
I first met Nick Keane in the spring of 1982 when I took over an antitank platoon as a young lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division. At 6feet-3 and 180 pounds, broad shouldered and narrow at the hip, with a set of jump wings tattooed on his left shoulder,...
The Cold War in Perspective
Former warriors from opposing sides recounting their version of events have always been important in understanding history. In studying the Cold War, The Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact (PHP) has undertaken the mission of preserving...
The Continuing Utility of Dumb Munitions
We live in an era of precision-guided munitions. Time and again we are reminded of the awesome accuracy and effectiveness spawned by the advent of the micro-chip. Yet both we and our adversaries continue to find dumb munitions-those without microchips-useful....
The "Revolt of the Generals" Is Just A Bit Belated
The political dogfight over what some are calling "The Revolt of the Generals" risks beclouding the key problem it reflects, and in turn the central reason for Americans' diminishing support of the Iraq war.The real issue surfaced by the generals' public...
What Went Wrong-The Saga Continues
What Went Wrong-The Saga Continues The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq. George Packer. Farrar, Stnius and Gironx. 467 pages; index; $26. Revolt on the Tigris: The Al-Sadr Uprising and the Governing of Iraq. Murk Etheriugton. Cornell University Press....
Why Not Coeducational ROTC?
We soldiers no longer underestimate the importance of women in the Army. (At least I hope we don't.) Their invaluable performance in logistics and administration is not only equal to, but in many cases superior to, that of men. The WAC's greatest weakness...
XM110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System
Representatives for Army Test and Evaluation Command are conducting operational testing on the newest addition to the U.S. Army arsenal: the XMIlO 7.62 mm semi-automatic sniper system (SASS). As that testing is under way, there is a high likelihood that...