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Articles from Vol. 56, No. 3, March

Army Testing Means Better Equipment
Knowing That It WorksThere are two main things that we do," explains Maj. Gen. James R. Myles, commanding general, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC). "First, we help make systems better on the developmental side of the house. Then, after we...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: KBR Government and Infrastructure
Corporate Structure: Engineering and construction subsidiary of Halliburton. Founded: 1919. Number of Employees: 45,555. Senior Vice President: Bruce Stanski. Headquarters: Arlington, Va. Web site: www.halliburton.com."We deliver." That's KBR's promise...
Between Iraq and a Hard Place-Bremer's Story
Between Iraq and a Hard Place-Bremer's Story My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope. Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III with Malcolm McConnell. Simon & Schuster. 419 pages; black & white photographs; index; $27.They had a great term...
Brigade Combat Team Sustainment
"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."When Lt. Gen. George S. Patton Jr. spoke these words years ago, he had no idea how pertinent they would be today. The Program Manager Future Combat...
CompanyCommand: Building Combat-Ready Teams
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersTraining Iraqi Forces"Concentrate on how you will train the Iraqi Army (IA) and prepare them for independent operations. The ticket out of Iraq for the Army is the fully self-sufficient Iraqi Army. If commanders...
Four Views of the Quiet Professionals
Four Views of the Quiet Professionals 75th Rangers. Russ and Susan Bryant. Zenith Press. 128 pages; black & white and color photographs; index; $19.95. Weapons of the U.S. Army Rangers. RKSS and Susan Bn/ant. Zenith Press. 128 pages; color photographs;...
Letters
Thunder RunLt. Col. Mike Burke's review of Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad (February) inaccurately indicates there was an avoidance of urban combat to secure Iraq's "smaller cities" during the early stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom...
LIGHTS! ACTION! FIRE! Movies Improve Military Police Markmanship
In an Army dependent housing area on a dark night a shadowy figure gingerly lowers himself from a window sill onto the ground. As he steals across the lawn toward the street he is suddenly illuminated by a flashlight beam. A voice calls to him to halt....
Lt. Gen. William B. Fulton, 1919-2006
Lt. Gen. William B. Fulton, U.S. Army retired, who had served as the Association of the U.S. Army's director of public affairs and industry affairs, died at age 87 on January 20 in Arlington, Va.A native of Berkeley, Calif., Gen. Fulton graduated from...
Perceptive Analysis of Japan's Failures in 'Big Science'
Perceptive Analysis of Japan's Failures in 'Big Science' Secret Weapons And World War II: Japan in the Shadow of Big Science. Walter E. Grunden, University Press of Kansas. 335 pages; photographs; appendix; notes; bibliography; index; $39.95.The key...
President Bush Submits Defense Budget to Congress
President George W. Bush sent his $439.3 billion defense budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2007 to Congress February 6. The proposed budget represents a 7 percent increase over the FY 2006 budget and incorporates findings from the recently released...
Response to an Ally's Critique of the U.S. Army
A senior British officer serving with coalition forces in Iraq has raised professional military hackles with a wide-ranging critique of the U.S. Army's performance in Operation Iraqi Freedom.Originally published in Britain, Brigadier Nigel Aylwin-Foster's...
SnowGoose
U.S. Army descriptions note that the mission of Psychological Operations (PSYOP) "is to disseminate truthful information to foreign audiences in support of U.S. goals and objectives." A wide range of systems and technologies are employed in the accomplishment...
Taught to Kill: An American Boy's War from the Ardennes to Berlin
Taught to Kill: An American Boy's War From the Ardennes to Berlin. John B. Babcock. Potomac Books, Inc. An AUSA Book. 249 pages; black and white photographs; $27.95.When it comes to World War II memoirs, Taught to Kill is one of the best books out there....
The Cambodian Campaign: The 1970 Offensive and America's Vietnam War
The Cambodian Campaign: The 1970 Offensive and America's Vietnam War. John M. Shaw. University of Kansas Press. 222 pages; black and white photographs; maps; index; $34.95For decades the American attack into Cambodia in 1970 has been remembered more...
The Making of a World War II Battalion Commander
I was one of those fortunate engineer commanders of World War II who commanded an engineer combat battalion from activation to deactivation at the end of the war. This is the story of how the combination of youth and inexperience can sometimes produce...
The Myths of Blitzkrieg and the 1940 Campaign
The Myths of Blitzkrieg and the 1940 Campaign The Blitzkrieg Legend: The 1940 Campaign in the West. Karl-Heinz Fricser with John T. Greenwood. Naval Institute Press. 511 pages; photographs; maps; charts; index; $47.50.About 25 years ago, I first met...
The Perplexing Military Plural
In the first part of this discussion of military writing I examined some of the common faults by emphasizing the stilted phrasing that so often appears in it and offered some hints about how to get around a few of the most prevalent of them. We shall...
The Rakkasans in Iraq: The Bulldogs' Victory
It ended with a bang, but it started with a whisper.It was a whisper on the grimy streets of Baiji, Iraq, to a patrol from Company B-the "Bulldogs"-1st Battalion, 187th Infantry (1-187 Infantry). Somebody said he knew somebody who might know something,...
The Vietnam Advisory Effort
The U.S. Army is now heavily involved in an advisory effort to assist Iraq. It may be useful to reflect on the last such effort on so ambitious a scale. From 1955 through 1973, American soldiers advised and supported the armed forces of South Vietnam,...
Three Thoughts
December, we can hope, was the peak period for the nabobs of negativism regarding the war in Iraq. Calls for immediate withdrawal, observations that we can't win, astonishment over intelligence-gathering methods, are all reminders of Thomas Paine's famous...
Traditional and Irregular War
It is time to come to grips with the real nature of 21st-century warfare and its demands. While intending to do the right thing, DoD thinkers are about to repeat the mistakes of the last decade by the way they have framed the problem. Clear definitions...
V Corps Assumes Command in Iraq
The V Corps headquarters officially assumed command from the XVIII Airborne Corps for Multi-National Corps-Iraq on January 19. Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli accepted authority from Lt. Gen. John R. Vines in a ceremony at Camp Victory in Baghdad. This is...