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. 57, No. 7, July

A 'Plan B' for Iraq
Like most Americans, I pray that our current "surge strategy" works in Iraq. Like many, I have my doubts. We teach our young officers to anticipate the unexpected when planning, to have branches and sequels to deal with contingencies-a "Plan B." We should...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: S^sup 3^ Inc
Corporate Structure-Founded: 1993. Number of Employees: 330. President & CEO: Jan F. Smith. Headquarters: 615 Discovery Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806. Web site: www.s3inc.com.S^sup 3^ Inc. is a recognized provider of comprehensive, state-of-the-art...
CompanyCommand: Building Combat-Ready Teams
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersWhat does it mean to you to command Soldiers?What brings us together in the CompanyCommand forum is the shared experience of commanding American Soldiers. Recently, we have been thinking about what a privilege...
Developing Pentathletes-Another Tool for the Box
The British liaison officer to Headquarters U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) describes how adventurous training can be a key factor in developing adaptable, agile and decisive young leaders.In terms of developing leaders, the U.S., British,...
Eisenhower: A Biography
Eisenhower: A Biography. John Wukovits. Palgrave Macmillan. 204 pages; maps; black and white photographs; index; $21.95.Sixty years following the Allied victory in World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower continues to attract a great deal of attention....
Evolution of Staff Rank
At some point in the far distant past, a tribal leader, flushed from the heat of battle, leaned on his spear and remarked to his chief lieutenant: "Hell, any good sergeant can run the smoke-puff message section!"However, as warfare became more complex...
Giving the Surge a Chance
At this writing "the surge" in Iraq has been under way for less than two months. Only about half of the proposed increased American strength has been deployed. But, not only has the surge already been declared a failure, we are also informed that "this...
History with a Purpose
It is often said that "generals always prepare to fight the last war," the implication being that military minds tend to remain stuck in the past, unwilling or unable to comprehend the challenges of an uncertain future. While it may be a clever phrase...
Iraq and Afghanistan Updates
As the final surge of new troops arrived in country, the Army's counterinsurgency (COIN) efforts in Iraq drew anticipated fire from insurgents, particularly in the form of roadside bombs and suicide bombers, in the first two weeks of June.At least 16...
Joint Precision Airdrop Systems
Soldier ArmedU.S. military warfighters have already begun to benefit from Future Force logistics delivery through the recent introduction of the Joint precision airdrop system OPADS) in combat. Integrating guided, high altitude parachute systems with...
Letters
"CompanyCommand"* I am a longtime member of AUSA and have been a reader of ARMY Magazine since I was a second lieutenant. Now retired, I have continued to be a member and read the magazine each month. The articles are always interesting; the monthly...
Mine Resistant Ambush Protection
The U.S. Army is beginning to receive the initial elements of a multifaceted, Joint Service vehicle acquisition program, designed to meet the urgent needs of today's warfighters on the modern asymmetric battlefield. The vehicles are called mine resistant...
Of 'Intellectual and Moral' Failures
With some interest I have been tracking exchanges on the Internet over what Lt. Col. Paul Yingling, Lt. Gen. Jack Cushman (U.S. Army retired) and Col. Doug Macgregor (U.S. Army retired) have had to say about our military operations since 9/11 and the...
Recognizing the Army's Cultural Changes
There are several indications that a significant culture change has occurred in portions of the U.S. Army. The Army's transformation, multiple combat deployments over five years of war and a changing American society have had a significant impact on...
Reinventing U.S. Military Policy
Reinventing U.S. Military Policy Finding The Target: The Transformation of American Military Policy. Frederick W. Kagan. Encounter Books. 444 pages; index; $29.95.By Maj. Gen. Edward B. AtkesonU.S. Army retiredFrederick Kagan's Finding the Target is...
Supplemental Spending Bill Puts Watch on Iraqi Government Progress
The emergency spending bill to support Iraq and Afghanistan operations through the end of the fiscal year was signed into law by President George W. Bush after vetoing a previous measure that contained a timetable for withdrawal of American troops from...
Teaching War
Teaching War Army 101: Inside ROTC in a Time of War. David Axe. The University of South Carolina Press. 111 pages; black and white photographs; $24.95. Military Education: A Reference Handbook. Cynthia A. Watson. Praeger Security International. 192 pages;...
The ARMY Magazine Hooah Guide to COUNTERINSURGENCY COIN
A Short Course on a Big Mission:U.S. involvement in counterinsurgency (COIN) operations and now the American character programmed itself for doing good in bad situations, along with an abbreviated version of the new Field Manual 3-24 Counterinsurgency...
Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery
Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery. National Geographic. 192 pages; photographs; $30.Arlington National Cemetery, one of the most sacred and significant places in America, originated without fanfare in the spring of 1864 upon the burial of...