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. 52, No. 11, November

Army Wives Tell Their Stories
Norma remembers being awakened at 4 A.M. by someone pounding on her win- dow. She grabbed the pistol her husband gave her before he left for Vietnam. This was not a popular war; she never knew what to expect. The battalion commander and chaplain in uniform...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Kipper Tool
Corporate Structure: Incorporated: 1994. CFO: Nancy Kipper. Headquarters: 870 Grove Street, Gainesville, GA 30501. Telephone: 800-295-9595. Web site: www.kippertool.com Kipper Tool is a small, woman-owned enterprise based in Gainesville, Ga., and is...
Balancing the Science of War and the Art of Leadership
In the September issue of ARMY, Gen. Frederick J. Kroesen made reference to the title of a book Col. Mike Harper and I wrote-Hope Is Not a Method. It was a surprise to me to see this in his article. I agree with his thesis. This, however, is not the...
Beyond the Ia Drang Valley
"The will to win, the will to survive, they endure. They are more important than the events that occasion them." -VINCE LOMBARDI In his novel of the Battle of Thermopylae, author Steven Pressfield describes a scene in which Dienekes, a Spartan officer,...
Expending the Force
The news, not extensively noted, that some of our National Guardsmen and Reservists are to be retained on active duty for a second year ought to be causing discomfort among more than the individuals concerned, their families and their employers. There...
Gen. Ridgway's Personnel Management Policy
As I read the September ARMY Magazine's review of what Maj. Vandergriff considered problems with the personnel management system, and on the next page a review of a biography describing Gen. Matthew Ridgway's leadership qualities, I was reminded of an...
Letters
Anti-intellectualism and the Military Hats off to Col. Lloyd J. Matthews ("The Uniformed Intellectual and His Place in American Arms," July and August) for tackling the subject of anti-intellectualism in the military. He has composed a splendid, well-written...
Medal of Honor Citations
Throughout the three-year commemoration of the Korean War, ARMY Magazine will publish the citations for all soldiers in the U.S. Army who received the Medal of Honor for service during this war. HERBERT K. PILILAAU Rank and organization: Private First...
Objective Force Warrior
The recent award of two Objective Force Warrior (OFW) lead technology integrator (LTI) contracts serves to shine the spotlight on the latest step in Army Transformation's march toward achieving its Objective Force combat capabilities. The two OFW LTI...
Soldiers and the Quality of the Human Spirit
After the landing on Luzon in the Philippines in February 1945, the 33rd Division was ordered to move north to capture the mile-high city of Baguio, nestled in the rugged terrain of the Caraballos Mountains. The task was formidable to say the least....
Superb Work Documents Cold War's Heavy Cost
The Fifty-Year Wound: The True Price of America's Cold War Victory. Derek Leebaert. Little, Brown and Company. 750 pages; photographs; notes; bibliography; index; $29.95. Few historians or political writers attempt precision in identifying the beginning...
The Army in the War against Terror
News Call The Army continues its efforts around the world in the war against terror. Gen. Tommy Franks, the commander of U.S. Central Command, said that American troops will remain in Afghanistan "for the foreseeable future." Presently there are approximately...
The Army NCO and Solider of the Year Competition: The Standards of Soldiering and a Tribute to Soldiers
"This is about standards. We're a standards-based Army, so we have a standards-based competition," said Sergeant Major of the Army Jack L. Tilley, observing part of the inaugural U.S. Army Soldier and NCO of the Year competition. He stood on a rifle...
The Army's Quick Cats
The U.S. Army Transportation Corps' theater support vessel (TSV) concept began as part of an Army-Navy joint experiment, but it has evolved into more than an operational test, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in the Persian Gulf and exercise deployments...
The Korean War at 50
October 1952 Chinese prisoners of war (POWs), desiring repatriation to the People's Republic of China, revolt in their Cheju-do POW camp. U.N. guards put down the uprising, resulting in 51 prisoners killed. The U.S. Japan Logistical Command is deactivated....
The Liberty Memorial
The morning of May 25, 2002, started off cold and rainy in Kansas City, Mo. Fortunately, the clouds and rain began to disappear shortly after nine o-- clock and there was a change for the better. The day would turn out as planned, with a ceremony that...
The Sine Wave of Command
We were in the fourth hour of mission analysis and I was dragging. The logistics planner was waxing eloquent about port infrastructure and throughput, while the intelligence officer was trumpeting the latest personality profiles on the enemy leaders....
Unconventional Logistics
During the first few months of the Afghanistan campaign-as U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers thundered across the plains on horseback and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operators stepped from the shadows-the American ground war was supplied by a dozen...
War's Rookie Season
An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943. Rick Atkinson. Henry Holt and Company. 682 pages; maps; photographs; notes; index; $30. There is a brief passage in Rick Atkinson's An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 that is haunting,...