Army

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Articles from Vol. 53, No. 12, December

Army Air and Missile Defense Transformation
Our Army is pursuing the most comprehensive Transformation of its forces in the past century as part of the joint effort to transform America's military to protect our national security interests in the future operational environment. Air and Missile...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Otis Technology, Inc
Corporate Structure: Number of employees: 50. Founded: 1985. Founder & President: Doreen Marks. Location: 1 Laura St.; Lyons Falls, NY 13368. Telephone: 1-800-684-7486. Web site: www.otisgun.comFounded 18 years ago in the Black River Valley in upstate...
Global Air and Missile Defense: Weapons Centric to Joint Domain
At the height of the Cold War, the concept of a weapon-centric air defense was not only doctrinal; it made sense. Short-range air defense (SHORAD) had its mission and high- to medium -range air defense (HIMAD) had theirs. HIMAD forces worked for the...
Iraq through the Prison of American Experience
Much has been made in public discussion of the size of the American force commitment to Iraq, both during the weeks of active combat and in the post-maneuver phase since May 1, 2003. The issue is a serious one, but much of the debate is clouded by imprecision...
Letters
On Guard in Germany* Col. Peter Herrly could have mentioned in his "Current Operations of the French and German Armies" (September) that the German Army is actively protecting U.S. forces' installations in Germany, both Army and Air Force. In a recent...
Medium Extended Air Defense System Update
Participants in the trinational Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) International program are finalizing fact-finding and negotiations to move from the risk reduction effort to design and development."MEADS is a trinational program of three countries-Italy,...
Meeting the Operational Tempo Challenge: Increasing End Strength Is Only Part of the Solution
The Army is in the midst of a major operational tempo challenge with no end in sight. Worldwide operational commitments in support of the global war on terrorism have the Army stretched thin-too few soldiers are trying to do too much. Some are advocating...
President Signs Iraq Supplemental
On November 6 President George W. Bush signed the $87 billion supplemental appropriations bill to aid in the reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan. The legislation authorizes increased funding for Army personnel, operational maintenance and procurement-some...
Provocative Essays on the Post-9/11 World and Wars
Provocative Essays on the Post-9/11 World and Wars Beyond Baghdad: Postmodern War and Peace. Ralph Peters. Stackpole Books. 337 pages; $22.95.In Beyond Baghdad: Postmodern War and Peace, Ralph Peters has collected a set of his writings that bear on the...
Sometimes It Just Takes a War
Sometimes it takes a war to change an army-in this case, two wars. According to recent reports, the Army's new Chief of Staff has decided that, rather than wait for new high-tech weapons that won't show up for several more years at best, the Army will...
Space Surveillance Always Tracking at the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll's Reagan Test Site
Radar, optical and telemetry sensors are operated at the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll's Reagan Test Site (RTS) to support missile testing, space surveillance operations and science experiments for DoD and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration...
Space Technology and Concept Development for the Army's Future Force
The U.S. Army has been a leader in space operations and research throughout the second half of the 20th century. The Army is continuing this heritage in the 21st century in accordance with new DoD guidance and emphasis on space dominance and operations....
The Army-At War and Transforming
First and foremost, there is the soldier, according to Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker. "Our soldiers are paramount. They will remain the centerpiece of our thinking, our systems and our combat formations," he said at the Annual Meeting's...
The Army Ten-Miler
A record 13,195 runners crossed the finish line of the 19th Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C, making it the largest ten-mile race in the United States.Taking first place in the overall male category was John Henwood of Washington, D.C., with a time...
The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II
Varied FareThe Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II. Donovan Webster. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 371 pages; photographs; index; maps; notes; $25.The Burma Road is the story of the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater...
The Right Answers to the Warfighter's Question
Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic CommandOn October 1, 2002, the U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) was redesignated U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). The dissolution of U.S. Space Command and its 18 years of service have been discussed...
Violence against Occupation Forces Escalates in Iraq
On November 12 a suicide bombing in an Italian paramilitary base in Nasiriyah killed 18 Italians and at least eight Iraqis and injured more than 100 in the most lethal attack on a U.S. ally since the occupation began.On November 2, an Army CH-47 Chinook...
Whatever It Takes: Redlegs and Riflemen
The Artillery Experience in Operation Iraqi Freedom"Shoot, move and communicate." This three-part catch phrase is the key to tactical success in combat operations. Combined with the five elements of accurate predicted fire, they form the basis of the...