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Articles from Vol. 47, No. 6, June

Air Defense Puts It Together
Air defense was one of the success stories of the Task Force XXI Advanced Warfighting Experiment, according to highlevel commanders who cited a large improvement in the ability of the Experimental Force to shoot down opposing force aircraft compared...
An Important Chapter in the Search for Culpability
Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies that Led to Vietnam. Maj. H.R. McMaster. HarperCollins. 446 pages; photographs; notes; abbreviations; bibliography; index; $27.50. As is evident by the recent...
Armor's Assassins
During the first battle engagement in the Task Force XXI Advanced Warfighting Experiment, two AH-64D Longbow Apache prototypes flashed across the desert of the National Training Center at flagstaff altitude, over opposing force lines and well into the...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Intergraph Corp
Corporate structure: Total employees: 8,500 worldwide. Chief Executive Officer: James W. Meadlock. Mailing address: One Madison Industrial Park, Huntsville, AL 35894-0001. Telephone: (205) 730-2000. Telefax: (205) 730-6816. Web page address: http://www.intergraph.com....
AWE: Testing Soldiers and Equipment
The dust-literally-had not settled from the Force XXI Advanced Warfighting Experiment (AWE) before the Army began using findings to adjust the fiveyear program objective memorandum (POM) to procure or develop several systems that showed promise. The...
D-Day Memorial Planned for Bedford, Virginia
A small, rural Virginia town forever linked to D-Day, June 6, 1944, will be the site of the National D-Day Memorial. Bedford, Va., had a population of only 3,200 in 1944. It was the home of Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment, part of the Army National...
From Jungle to Desert-A Tribute to the 'Rakkasans' of Four Wars
The Rakkasans: The Combat History of the 187th Airborne Infantry. Lt. Gen. E.M. Flanagan Jr., USA Ret. Presidio Press. 392 pages; photographs; bibliography; index; $27.95. Rakkasan ("descending umbrella") is the Japanese word for parachute, as well as...
Improving Prospects for Peace
My first tour in Europe was as a company commander, guarding the German-Czech border against the Soviet army. More than 20 years later, I encountered my former enemies again-as colleagues and students during a one-year fellowship at the George C. Marshall...
Letters
Battling Cynicism I just finished "Cynicism and Careerism: Threats to Army Ethics" ("Front and Center," May) and would like to give John Marlin a hearty well done. He hit the mark with his observations and, I believe, pointed out a problem that is alive...
Managing the Race for Information Dominance
As preparations for moving the Army into the future continue, it is readily apparent that there exists an unprecedented ability to gather, process and distribute enormous quantities of battlefield infor]mation. As the digital battlefield becomes reality,...
No Technology Replaces Courage
Leaving no doubt that technology can augment-but never replace-basic soldiering, Gen. William W. Hartzog, commanding general of TRADOC, has said during the two-year buildup to the Task Force XXI Advanced Warfighting Experiment, "When the whisper goes...
QDR Recommends Unchanged Division Structure
As the Department of Defense and the Services hammered out the final version of the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) recommendations to Congress, an agreement was reached to keep 10 active Army divisions in service. There had been speculation that the...
The Guardrail Tactical Reconnaissance System
Unlike many other systemsNavy, Air Force and the national systems-our focus is for the land force component commander, the soldier on the ground," explained Lt. Col. Bruce Jette, U.S. Army product manager for the Guardrail system. He described the Guardrail...
The Information Age Army
"The power of information will allow the ultimate weapon-the individual soldier-to successfully meet the challenges of the 21st century and achieve decisive victory." -Army Chief of Staff Gen. Dennis J. Reimer As we approach the 21st century, the U.S....
The Overcontrolling Leader: The Issue Is Trust
In the April 1996 ARMY, Col. Lloyd J. Matthews, USA Ret., presented a thoughtful analysis of "The Overcontrolling Leader." The pervasive tendency to overcontrol is widely recognized by management experts as a problem, not only in the military but in...
The Soldiers Who Fought in Southeast Asia's Shadows
SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam. John L. Plaster. Simon & Schuster. 367 pages; photographs; glossary; bibliography; index; $26. This excellent book traces the history of America's Vietnam-era reconnaissance and commando force,...
Unparalleled Generosity
"...a lifeline to sinking men. It seemed to bring hope where there was none. The generosity of it was beyond belief...I think you can understand why we grabbed the lifeline with both hands." -British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin In 1947, Secretary...
William J. Perry to Receive 1997 Marshall Medal
Former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry is the 1997 recipient of AUSA's highest honor, the George Catlett Marshall Medal, which is presented each year for selfless service to the nation. Dr. Perry will accept the award on October 15 in Washington...