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. 60, No. 3, March

Agile Robotics
Picrure it: Korea, 1997, PVT Hart operating a forklift on the loading dock of Company C, 52nd Aviation Supply Support Activities (SSA). PVT Hart is waiting for her ground-safety guide to assist her in moving the cargo. She looks at the amount of cargo...
Army Echelons and Leader Development
Just a few years ago, the utility of the Army's operational echelons was called into question. Some believed that we could flatten these echelons, as some civilian corporations had flattened their organizations. Nearly a decade at war has confirmed the...
Army Requests $245.6 Billion for FY 2011
Of the $3.8 trillion dollar budget for fiscal year (FY) 2011 that President Obama submitted to Congress in February, the Army is requesting $143.4 billion and an additional $102.2 billion for overseas contingency operations (OCO).The two requests are...
Blind Company Commander
In February, CFT Scott Smiley, who lost his vision during his deployment to Iraq in 2005, became the first blind officer to assume command of a Warrior Transition Unit (WTU). He is only the second wounded warrior to assume command of a WTU.A 2003 graduate...
CompanyCommand: Building Combat-Ready Teams
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersDo You Follow a Stupid Order?What do you do when you receive an order that just doesn't make sense? What should we, as leaders, do? This isn't about pointing fingers; after all, most of us can probably think...
Expanding Warfighter Capabilities
Manpackable Network ExperimentsIn parallel with continuing Army activities like the C4ISR on-the-move demonstrations, 2009 testing of the U.S. Army's Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Modernization Increment 1 equipment package by the Army Evaluation Task Force...
'Go Make Things Better'
Imagine yon arc assigned as a military advisor. Your assigned province has no allegiance to the central government, a broken economy and a lack of security. You have been told to build rapport, influence the local government . and negotiate with your...
Haiti Reminds Us How the U.S. Military Has Changed
The massive military relief effort currently being mounted in Haiti prompts some reflections on the ways in which U.S. military forces, and especially the Army, have changed over the past half-century or so.Were we to look back that far, we would see...
IMT Stands Alone
The Army's Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) has established a stand-alone major subordinate organization for initial military training (IMT). In order to maintain a three-star focus on training, the Army has split IMT responsibility from U.S. Army...
Iraq: End of Tour
The 'Greywolf Brigade,' 1st Cavalry DivisionA cramped U.S. Army base called Scorpion, named for its creature inhabitants and the reason soldiers shake out their boots each morning, sits in the middle of a sprawling Iraqi army training base about 12 miles...
Iraqi Insurgent Attacks
In the weeks leading up to the elections in Iraq this month, militants employed new tactics to disrupt security and spread fear in the populace, GEN Raymond T. Odierno, commanding general of U.S. Forces-Iraq, told reporters at a media briefing in late...
QDR Reflects Strategy Shift
The Quadrennial Defense Re- view (QDR), which the Obama acUriinistration presented to Congress February 1, reflects DoD's recognition that the United States must be prepared to fight more than two major conventional wars simultaneously. U.S. forces must...
Reconciliation Efforts in Afghanistan
GEN Stanley A. McChrystal, commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, plans to use the infusion of an additional 30,000 troops to secure an arc of territory from Taliban strongholds in the country's south to the capital...
Selfless Service
The term selfless service has a long and honorable history in America. The earliest colonists expected every man to take up arms to defend the settlement and the families therein. Compensation for service was limited to the satisfaction of guaranteeing...
The 'Missile Gap' at 50
March 16 marks the 50th anniversary of Defense Secretary Thomas S. Gates Jr.'s notable testimony to the Senate Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee attempting to dismiss a much ballyhooed "missile gap" with respect to the Soviet Union. Secretary Gates...
The Ranger Group
AUSA Sustaining Member ProfileCorporate Structure- Founded: 2006. CEO: Mark (Ranger) Jones. Headquarters: 81B0 Greensboro Drive, Suite 700, McLean VA 22102. Telephone: 703-544-3089. Web site: www.ranger-group.comThe Ranger Group is a service-disabled...
The Task Force 120 Story
Task Force 120 has provided the Army an opportunity Io adapt its acquisition processes by using an approach that accommodates and responds to the speed of technological change while sustaining readiness.- GEN Martin E. Dempsey, commander, U.S. Army Training...
The Tengchong 19
Far from the normal foreign tourist destinations in China, the Tengchorig Cemetery in western Yunnan Province is the resting place of several thousand Chinese soldiers who were killed fighting fot the city of Tengchong during World War II. Amone them...
United Nations Command Joint Security Area
The United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area (UNCSB-JSA) was established during the Korean War to provide security and logistical support to the United Nations Command (UNC) elements involved in the armistice negotiations. The unit...
U.S. Army Aids Earthquake-Ravaged Haiti
Within two weeks of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the Caribbean island nation of Haiti on January 12, elements from the active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve were dedicated to the relief mission - called Operation Unified Response....
What's Going on in Basic Training?
The staff sergeant was shaking his head as he walked toward me from across the company orderly room. "Sir," he said, exasperated, "I just met the four new privates coming to my platoon. Their eyes are as big as grapefruits, they look nervous as all get-out,...
XM-25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System
Now in the final months of its technology-development phase, the XM-25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) System will allow warfighters to fire 25 mm munitions - including high-explosive airburst, armor-piercing, antipersonnel, less-than-lethal,...