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Articles from Vol. 53, No. 9, September

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Adapting to the New American Way of War: Postmaneuver Security Operations
There has been no shortage of pundits coaching us on how we should shape our views of the 2003 Iraq War. Some weighed in early with gushing reports on the unprecedented and decisive power of the "shock and awe" attack from the air and the sea. Others...
Army Announces Unit Rotations
In late July, Gen. John M. Keane, then Acting Army Chief of Staff, announced the plan for rotating troops to Iraq, and said that troops could expect stays of up to one year.As announced, the rotation schedule is as follows:* The 82nd Airborne Division...
Army End Strength
As usual these days, I only know what I read in the newspaper, but often that provides me with thoughts for contemplation. Most recently I contemplated the account of the Defense Secretary's news conference and the headline it generated-"Rumsfeld Rejects...
Compelling Analysis of Gettysburg Campaign by Renowned Historian
Compelling Analysis of Gettysburg Campaign By Renowned Historian Gettysburg. Stephen W. Sears. Houghton Mifflin Company. 623 pages; photographs; maps; notes; index; $30.The Battle of Gettysburg was the largest battle ever fought on the North American...
Current Operations of the French and German Armies
Complex Coalitions for Complex Challenges:That America undertook Operation Iraqi Freedom against the advice and without the participation of some of its oldest allies, including France and Germany, aroused considerable controversy and ill will during...
Excellent Account of U.S. & French Cooperation during World War I
Excellent Account of U.S. & French Cooperation During World War I A Fraternity of Arms: America & France in the Great War. Robert B. Bruce. University Press of Kansas. 380 pages; photographs; maps; notes; index; $39.95.Like a classic tumultuous...
Gen. Schoomaker Is the 35th Chief of Staff
On August 1, Acting Secretary of the Army Les Brownlee swore in retired Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker as Army Chief of Staff. He is the first general ever to be called out of retirement to serve in the position. After the ceremony, Gen. Schoomaker delivered...
Intensely Human Study of West Point
Preparing Young People for Service Intensely Human Study of West Point Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point. David Lipsky. Houghton Mifflin. 317 pages; photographs; $25.This book, the latest, best and I hope the last of its kind, is the result...
Keeping Our Best Army Coalition Relevant by Transforming Together
The U.S. Army's most dependable allies in the global war on terrorism are also members of a 53-year-old standardization program known as ABCA (armies of America, Britain, Canada and Australia, with New Zealand as an associate member). Like our armed...
Letters
Expending the Force?* Too many military and civilian government leaders really have no earthly idea what it's like for reservists to balance their military duty with their civilian career while keeping their family together.The current pace of call-ups,...
Lewis and Clark's Expedition to the Pacific Northwest
In the Forefront of Discovery:Perhaps no episode in our nation's history better represents the courage, determination and dedication of the American soldier than the epic journey of the Corps of Discovery. In May 1804, Capt. Meriwether Lewis, Capt. William...
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Friday, September 19 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. On that day, Americans will pause to remember our military members who may still be prisoners of war (POWs) or missing in action (MIA) these many years after the cessation of hostilities. Proposed...
Supporting Gulf War 2.0
The 377th Theater Support Command provides the stuff of war in Iraq faster, cheaper and better.When Maj. Gen. David E. Kratzer was chosen back in January to take his 377th Theater Support Command (TSC) in Kuwait to lead the support operation for a war...
The Frustrations of Leonard Wood
He was a Harvard Medical School graduate, Medal of Honor winner, pursuer of Geronimo, friend and physician to Presidents, commander of the Rough Riders, hero of the Spanish-American War, military governor of Cuba, sponsor of Walter Reed, governor of...
U.S.-Turkish Relations
Until very recently, mention Turkey in a group of soldiers or veterans and the response was usually predictable and positive: "The Turks fought beside us in Korea ... some of the toughest soldiers I ever saw ... reliable NATO allies ... a vital ally...
War as We Will Know It: Futurist Predicts 100-Year Knowledge War
War as We Will Know It: Futurist Predicts 100-Year Knowledge War Stray Voltage: War in the Information Age. Wayne Michael Hall. Naval Institute Press. 224 pages; index; $36.95.The year is 2015. America is crippled, reeling from terrorist attacks committed...
XM151 Remote Weapon Station
As the U.S. Army continues its ongoing transformation, one of the new systems entering the arena is the XM151 remote weapon station (RWS), which can be equipped with either the .50-caliber machine gun or the 40 mm automatic grenade launcher. It provides...