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Articles from Vol. 57, No. 5, May

3,000 Years of 'Special Ops'-A Worldwide History
3,000 Years of 'Special Ops'-A Worldwide History To Dare & To Conquer Special Operations and the Destiny of Nations, from Achilles to Al Qaeda. Derek Leebaert. Little, Brown and Co. 675 pages; maps; notes; index; black and white photographs; $29.95.By...
Army Battle Command System
What a difference eight years can make in the world of network-centric warfare. In that time span, a system of systems that was "not robustly integrated" just a few years ago has evolved into an integrated force multiplier that has been repeatedly proven...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Multi Time Machine, Inc
Corporate Structure-Founded: 1988 by CEO Yoav Casis. Number of employees: 24. President: Yoav Casis. Email: sales@specialopswatch.com. Web site: www.specialopswatch.com.Multi Time Machine (MTM) is a provider of custom timepieces to the military and law...
Avoiding Future Iraqs Needs More Than Legislation
As legislators bicker over whether and how to convince President Bush to begin drawing down America's four-year-old military commitment to Iraq, one well-regarded commentator has advanced a somewhat different proposal."Rather than vainly sniping at President...
Battle of the Bulge: A Corps Level Analysis
Battle of the Bulge: A Corps Level Analysis Corps Commanders of the Bulge: Six American Generals and Victory in the Ardennes. Harold R. Winton. University Press of Kansas. 504 pages; maps; black & white photographs; index; $39.95.By Col. Cole C....
CompanyCommand Building Combat-Ready Teams: Resilient Leadership
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersWill our units thrive, survive or fail in the unpredictable, volatile and extreme environment of combat? One factor that determines this is resilience-the capacity to take a blow and come back fighting. Resilience...
Counterinsurgency Techniques Revisited
Counterinsurgency Techniques Revisited Counterinsurgency and the Global War on Terror: Military Culture and Irregular War. Robert M. Cassidy. Praeger Security International. 213 pages; notes; index; $49.95.By Lt. Col. Mike BurkeU.S. Army retiredIn the...
Growing the Army
Requirements for a larger Army transcend those of the immediate present. Solving the problems of the efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan is and will be the job of the existing forces and only if the problem persists will Army expansion begin to play a role....
Jamestown at 400
May 13 marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of about a hundred English settlers at Jamestown, a site they initially called "James Cittie" in honor of King James I.As we commemorate their establishment of the first permanent English-speaking settlement...
Letters
AMC: Supporting the Warfighter* Discussions of military transformation have for too long focused almost exclusively on the combat forces. Without question, this is important; however, the transformation of fighting forces is complemented and supported...
Life-Cycle Manning Provides Battle Field Advantage
VICTORY PROVERBIALLY HAS A THOUSAND FATHERS, and the success of our brigade in Operation Enduring reedom VII has well over 3,000. But a share of the credit longs to the system that brought the team together.The 3rd Brigade Combat Team (BCT)-the Spartans-of...
More Army Units to Deploy to Iraq
The Department of Defense announced that four Army units will rotate to Iraq while one unit will be extended in country.* The XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C., will deploy in November to replace the III Corps Headquarters as the...
Observations of Combat Artists
Observations of Combat Artists Portrait of War: The U.S. Army's First Combat Artists and the Doughboys' Experience in WWI. Peter Krass, Wiley. 342 pages; black and white art; maps; index; $30.By Brig. Gen. Harold W. NelsonU.S. Army retiredThis is an...
Patrol Base Dragon: Living in 'Al Qaeda Land'
The bare steel and concrete ribs of a massive unfinished power plant tower above a lazy curl of the Euphrates River in the farmlands southwest of Baghdad. The Russian construction crew that worked on the plant for several years dropped everything and...
Rapid Knowledge Transfer through the Battle Command Knowledge System
In an endorsement on the back cover of the book CompanyCommand: Unleashing the Power of the Army Profession, Gen. Gordon Sullivan, U.S. Army retired, recounted how he returned from Vietnam to attend the Captains' Career Course, but was unable to share...
Sustaining the Force & Preparing for the Next Mission
Army Logisticians: We Have A Duty to Get It Right!THESE ARE DYNAMYIC AND CHALLENGING TIMES for America and its Army. We live in a dangerous and uncertain world. As we continue our missions worldwide and prepare for increased commitments, we face unpredictable...
Taking Care of the Troops 101
Back in the days of aluminum canteens, M1 rifles, cash-over-thehood-of-a-jeep paydays, pinks and greens and push-pull-tap-aim-h're, "taking care of the troops" (TCT) was often phrased-with tongue in cheek-as "hot socks and dry chow." But considering...
The First Commandment of Logistics: A Look beyond Logex 57 and Its Predecessors
50 Years Ago in ARMYThe year was 1922 and the place was a classroom in a fine old building in Metz, France. That day a score of French generals of artillery with two junior foreign officers, of whom I was one, were engaged in a map maneuver which was...
The Olmsted Scholar Program
In 1922 Maj. Gen. George H. Olmsted, of Des Moines, Iowa, graduated second in his class at West Point. Thus began a very distinguished military and business career, which culminated in the late 1950s with the establishment of a private foundation named...
Troop Deployments Extended
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced in April that all active Army troops serving in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations would have their tours of duty extended from 12 to 15 months, making the time deployed longer than the one...
Women Chopper Pilots Take to Afghan Skies
As an embedded journalist with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, I bounced from base to outpost, traveling by helicopter, courtesy of the Army. Getting on and off, whether a big CH-47 Chinook or a UH-60 Black Hawk, it was almost always a hot load-engines...