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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 6, June

A Reassessment of the Army of the Potomac
Provocative Study A Reassessment of the Army of the Potomac The Sword of Lincoln: The Army of the Potomac. Jeffry D. Wert. Simon & Schuster. 559 pages; photographs; maps; notes; index; $30.Few armies during the American Civil War have such a storied...
Army Reserve Creates AR Medical Command
Lt. Gen. James R. Helmly, commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, recently announced the establishment of the Army Reserve Medical Command (AR-MEDCOM) at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park, Fla. The AR-MEDCOM will...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: GMA
Corporate Structure: Founded: 1978. Number of Employees: 300. President: Brian Keller. Facilities: Port Huron, Mien., USA; Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Web site: www.gmacover.com.For more than 25 years, GMA has provided design, development, manufacturing...
Bradley A3
Soldier ArmedSince initially entering production in the early 1980s, the Bradley fighting vehicle has been continually enhanced to meet and exceed the requirements of changing battlefields and dynamic scenarios. The latest enhancement package is the...
Bridging the Active/Reserve Culture Gap
In the March edition of ARMY Magazine, Col. Jeffrey A. Jacobs, USAR, sounded the alarm for reform within the reserve component (RC). he called attention to some observations of reserve culture issues: "I regularly saw senior reserve component leaders...
Bullets and Bacilli: The Spanish-American War and Military Medicine
Bullets and Bacilli: The Spanish-American War and Military Medicine. Vincent J. Cirillo. Rutgers University Press. 243 pages; black & white photographs; appendix; bibliography; index; $55.Varied FareU.S. Army medical care benefited from certain advances...
Commanders in Iraq: Some Lessons Learned
While attached to the 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized) in Iraq, I talked to four squadron/battalion task force commanders about lessons they had learned from serving there and what advice they would share with leaders who will serve there in the future....
Commemorating 230 Years of Service to the Nation
June 14, 2005, marks the Army's 230th birthday. Our soldiers are fully engaged all over the globe, so few may pause to remark on the special day. Unfortunately, when we look back over the Army's long history, that condition is not unusual-the bulk of...
Company Command: Building Combat-Ready Teams
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersCC is company commanders. We are in an ongoing professional conversation about leading Soldiers and building combat-ready teams. Company Commanders connect at: http://CompanyCommand. army.milThe Company-Level...
Countering the Threat of Nuclear Disaster
Countering the Threat of Nuclear Disaster Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe. Graham AlIison. Times Books. 264 pages; index; $24.Sometimes, the old axioms work best. That holds true for summarizing Graham Allison's Nuclear Terrorism:...
In Memoriam
The Army's military history community, the Army itself and, indeed, the entire nation owe Martin Blumenson a great debt. First, as a field historian actually accompanying troops in combat, he served in World War II and Korea, gathering primary material...
Iraq Update
Iraq's new prime minister, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, was sworn in on May 3 along with most of the new Iraqi Cabinet, some of whom are temporary. As we went to press, some of the key ministry posts had yet to be filled.Despite the political progress, violence...
Lessons in Leadership: E-Mail Exchange between the Bradley Professor and an Infantry Lieutenant
The following is a copy of an e-mail exchange between Gen. Barry McCaffrey and an infantry lieutenant scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan. This exchange is offered as a follow-up to Gen. McCaffrey's VIETNAM LETTERS published by ARMY Magazine in 1998.E-mail...
Letters
Army Reserve Leadership* In a March "Front & Center" article, Col. Jeffery Jacobs, USAR, critiques leadership in the Army Reserve. I agree with him completely that how we grow Army Reserve leaders and the leadership culture of the Army Reserve must...
Martin Blumenson, 1918-2005
Historian Martin Blumenson died on April 15 at the age of 86 at his home in Washington, D.C. The author of many books on World War II, Mr. Blumenson was best known as the foremost authority on the life of Gen. George S. Patton Jr.Born in New York City,...
Medics at War: World War II in Europe
The medical preparations and planning for the Army's campaign against Nazi Germany on the continent and maintenance of the troops' health was the job of Maj. Gen. Paul R. Hawley, MC, the chief surgeon of the European Theater of Operations. From 1942...
President Bush Signs $82 Billion War Supplemental Bill
President George W. Bush signed into law the fiscal 2005 supplemental spending bill on May 11. The new legislation provides funding for the military's expenditures in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as for nonmilitary activities, such as tsunami disaster...
'Quality Health Care at Home and in Combat'
Our nation and the Army Medical Department are at war, and we are winning that war. Less than 10 percent of the U.S. servicemembers injured in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom have died of their wounds. In the first Gulf War, just 14 years ago,...
RC Integration in CJTF-76-Template for Success
The reserve component (RC)-Army National Guard and Reserve units-serving in Afghanistan under the Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF-76) are making tremendous contributions to the success of the multinational force. The current rotation of Operation...
REFLECTIONS: On Reconstruction and Stabilization Operations
Stability and reconstruction operations are very topical issues now and foster wide professional discussion about the role that military forces should play in current coalition activities. In response to significant changes in the strategic environment,...
The 278th RCT in Iraq: A 'Volunteer' Heritage and a Critical Mission
The 278th Regimental Combat Team (RCT) patrols the eastern flank of 42nd Infantry Division's Task Force Liberty and a big swath of the Iraq-Iran border. It is an area of operations that is about half the size of the unit's home state of Tennessee, and...
The Interrogators: Inside the Secret War against Al Qaeda
The Interrogators: Inside the secret War Against Al Qaeda. Chris Mackey and Greg Miller. Little, Brown and Company. 484 pages; black & white photographs; appendix; key to terms; $25.95.The Interrogators is a fascinating and often suspenseful look...
V-E Day 2005
The following speech was delivered by Gen. Frederick J. Kroesen, U.S. Army retired, at the V-E Day Ceremony at the World War II Memorial, May 8, 2005.It is an honor and distinct privilege to be asked to represent the World War II generation on this occasion,...