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Articles from Vol. 61, No. 7, July

4-27 Field Artillery-The Army's Fires Test Unit
Based at Fort Bliss/Texas, the 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery (4-27 FA), part, of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, is the Army and Fires Center of Excellence /Fort Sill's field artillery "test battalion.""We test all new equipment, concepts,...
Adaptable Fires in Support of Full Spectrum Operations
Operational adaptability of the fires force relies on educating and developing Army and fires leaders alike to be capable of understanding situations in depth, to critically assess situations, and to adapt actions to seize and retain the initiative in...
A Doctrinal Diversion That We Really Don't Need
Here are a couple of questions for readers: Should U.S. military forces organize and train for a strategic mission that many Americans in and out of the military would prefer that they not perform, but that some future President might order them to conduct...
Another Cycle?
In the early 1990s, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, some of the loudest voices in Washington, D.C, were those crying, "Peace dividend!" Among them were those who interpreted the First Gulf War as a harbinger of a revolution in military affairs (RMA)...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile
UPSFounded.- 1907. Corporate Structure: Public corporation (KYSE: UPS). CEO: Scott Davis. Headquarters: Atlanta, 6a. Number of employees: 400,600. Countries and territories served: 220. 2010 revenue: $49.5 billion. Government services telephone: 1-866-696-3656....
Beyond the Horizon: Defining Army Core Competencies for the 21st Century
"We will emphasize our Army's ability to conduct both combined arms maneuver and wide area security - the former necessary to gain the initiative and the latter necessari) to consolidate gains and set conditions for stability operations, security force...
CompanyCommand Building Combat-Ready Teams: Have You Witnessed Leadership?
To: Company CommandersProm: Company CommandersLeadership counts. It is the heart of our profession, so it is important that we take time to pause, reflect and tell the stories that are forging our understanding of what it means to lead.What does leadership...
Former ARMY Magazine Editor in Chief L. James Binder Dies
L. James (Jim) Binder died on May 23 at his home on Lake Michigan in Mears, Mich. A native of Jackson, Mich., he was born on June 21, 1926. At age 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in World War II in the Pacific Theater aboard the destroyer...
Grey Eminence: Fox Conner and the Art of Mentorship
Grey Eminence: Fox Conner and the Art of Mentorship. Edward Cox. New Forums Press. 142 pages; black-and-white photographs; $16.95.Reflecting upon "a lifetime of association with great and good men," GEN Dwight D. Eisenhower noted that MG Fox Conner was...
Historically Speaking: Bull Run (First Manassas) at 150
July 21 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run, also known as First Manassas. This first great battle of the American Civil War was a seminal event in its own time and today is a metaphor for the price of unpreparedness, decision by delusion,...
Integrated Battle Command System
"Mission command highlights the trust, collaboration, initiative, and co-creation of context necessary among leaders in decentralized operations. It mandates that systems and processes must support and enable the leader's responsibility to understand,...
Letters
Countering IEDs* LTG Michael A. Vane and MG David E. Quantock's article "Countering the Improvised Explosive Device Threat" (March) clearly describes DoD's strategy to counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs). In addition, I recommend emphasizing...
Meeting Operational Needs in a Multinational Environment
U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) is using a knowledge management (KM) strategy to address many of its mission-command challenges. In doing so, it has defined goals, objectives and activities that move the command toward full spectrum collaboration - not only...
News Call
LTG Rodriguez Cites Strength of PartnershipDuring an early June vidéoconference from Joint Base LewisMcChord, Wash., LTG David M. Rodriguez, commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAP) Joint Command, said that the then-current high-visibility...
PAC-3 MSE Update
At a March 2011 intercept flight test, Lockheed Martin's enhanced version of the combat-proven Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) missile, known as the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE), successfully intercepted a threat-representative tactical...
President Selects GEN Dempsey to Lead Joint Chiefs
With less than two months as Army Chief of Staff, GEN Martin E. Dempsey has been named to succeed Adm. Mike Mullen as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. President Obama announced his choice in a Memorial Day White House news conference.The President...
The Legacy of Theodore Roosevelt
The Legacy of Theodore Roosevelt Colonel Roosevelt. Edmund Morris. Random House. 784 pages; black-and-white photographs; index; $35.Theodore Roosevelt is a man difficult to categorize. There is the Mount Rushmore version, set in granite alongside Washington,...
The Logic of Campaigns of Offensive Air-Sea-Land Maneuver on Any Scale
IN A SPEECH AT WEST POINT IN FEBRUARY, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates told the cadets that "the Army also must confront the reality that the most plausible, high-end scenarios for the U.S. military are primarily naval and air engagements, whether...
The NMS and More Blank Pages
Our 2011 National Military Strategy (NMS), released in February, promises that our armed forces, the "Joint Force," will contribute - along with diplomacy, our economic power and our psychosocial efforts - -to the satisfaction of the aims and objectives...