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Articles from Vol. 60, No. 8, August

A Soldier's Medal
On the night of August 18, 1926, a plume of smoke appeared over the Pig Point Ordnance Reserve Depot in Suffolk, Va. It was the beginning of a nightmarish scenario. One of the depot's 25 high-explosives magazines was on fire, and the blaze was endangering...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile
SRC/SRCTecCorporate Structure- Founded: 1957. President and CEO: Robert U. Roberts. Corporate Headquarters: 7502 Round Pond Road, North Syracuse, HY 13212. Telephone: 800-724-0451 or 315-452-8000. Web site: www.srcinc.com.Since 1957, SRC, Inc. (formerly...
BCT Modernization Accelerates on Parallel Pathways
With the recent identification of 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division (3-1 AD), based at Fort Bliss, Texas, as the Army's initial modernized Early Infantry Brigade Combat Team (ElBCT), expanded brigade combat team (BCT) modernization efforts will soon...
Building the Right Combat Advisor Capability for the Army
In June 2008, Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) GEN George W. Casey Jr. stated, "Soldiers who serve on our transition teams (TTs) and our provincial reconstruction teams (PRTs) are developing exactly the type of knowledge, skills and abilities that are...
Combined Action in Afghanistan
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersOur Army has been talking about "Afghans in the lead," partnering and mentorshlp since Operation Anaconda in March 2002, so it is easy not to catch the importance of a change that has occurred during this...
GEN Petraeus Pledges Continuity in Afghanistan
In a July news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, just before taking command of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, GEN David H. Petraeus said that he will not revise the rules of engagement that the...
Ground Combat Vehicle
With the May closure of the industry request for proposal (RFP) submission process for the technology development (TD) phase of the ground combat vehicle (GCV) infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) program, the Army reached another milestone in its critical...
Korean War Lessons
The 60th anniversary of the Korean War should generate attention and a great deal of prose explaining what happened, why and how well, or otherwise, American and U.N. forces performed, fri these months of coverage, however, I believe there are two aspects...
Marathon at 2,500
August 12 marks an accepted date for the 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon, although the actual date may instead be September 12, depending upon how one interprets the Lacedaemonian lunisolar calendar. The most notable commemoration will...
Mentoring an Afghan Provincial Government: Playing Small Ball
"Small ball" is the term given to a style of baseball play that relies on singles, fast base running and alert offensive play to score runs and win games. Some teams go for the big home runs. Others, for a variety of reasons, play small ball. In a surprisingly...
More Evidence That 'Balance' Really Means 'Less'
Following up on a recent column, a colleague sent me a copy of the Army's 2010 Modernization Strategy. According to its proponent, "The 2010 Army Modernization Strategy explains how we will bring the Army back into balance to meet our current and future...
New National Security Strategy Changes the Tone
In June, the Obama administration released its long-awaited National Security Strategy (NSS). Mandated by Congress back in 1986, the NSS is supposed to describe our vital national security interests, the foreign policy and defense commitments required...
New Rules Ease PTSD Claim Restrictions
In July, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced that it is now easier for veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), especially non-combat troops, to claim and receive benefits. "This final regulation goes a long way to ensure...
Studying the Future Security Environment
The annual Army futures war game, Unified Quest, concluded earlier this year at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., to round - and deserving - applause. The four-day professional discourse helped inform the Army's operating concept as well as the...
Tankers and Troopers: A Heritage of Courage
COURAGE. The American soldier's legacy of courage began with the "shot heard round the world" in April 1775 at the battles of Lexington and Concord, Mass. After this initial clash of arms, the Second Continental Congress adopted the militia regiments...
Training for Afghanistan on America's High Ground
The bronze Kit Carson statue at Fort Carson's visitor gate points Westward to the craggy horizon of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado's signature natural landmark and the post's greatest asset in training soldiers lor the Afghanistan war.At the base of the...