Army

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Articles from Vol. 56, No. 4, April

50 Years Ago in ARMY: It's Not Your Outfit
Get off the treadmill, CaptainYou're an eager type who wants a superior outfit, the best in the command. "Good, better, best" is your motto. But you're also an executive type and you know that many of the same principles apply to military command as...
America Faces off with Another Member of the Axis of Evil
The news from Tehran is troubling. The Persian government protests that it has no interest in building a nuclear weapon, yet it seeks to strengthen its knowledge and capacity for developing nuclear power in a land which is extraordinarily well endowed...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Forschler & Associates Mack Trucks, Inc
Forschler & Associates is the authorized representative of Mack Trucks, Inc., which is a member of the Volvo Group of companies, Gothenburg, Sweden. Founded: 1900. Number of employees: 5,037 (as of August 31,2005). President/CEO: Paul L. Vikner....
Blue-Collar Warriors
On the Job: Company A, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry RegimentSgt. Walter Wolfe seems to hate Route Sue. He curses its very name. The stretch of Route Sue patrolled by his platoon is dreary and dangerous. It is a threat to his soldiers, so he blames it....
CompanyCommand: Building Combat-Ready Teams: Air-Ground Integration
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company Commanders(Army Internal)And if I concentrate while he divides, I can use my strength to attack a fraction of his. There, I will be numerically superior. Then if I am able to use many to strike few at a selected point,...
Compelling and Enlightening History of the Cold War
Compelling and Enlightening History of the Cold War The Cold War: A New History. John Lewis Gaddis. The Penguin Press. 333 pages: photographs, index; $27.95.By coincidence, I find myself writing this review on the 60th anniversary of Winston Churchill's...
Dismissing Army's Manning Problem Won't Solve It
A few weeks ago in this space, I commented on a recent critique of the Army's performance in Iraq by a senior British officer who had served there. Among his criticisms, roundly disputed by some U.S. officers, was the observation that Americans are reluctant...
Flagship Installations Are Vital to Army Transformation
Today more than 600,000 soldiers are on active duty and half of them are deployed around the world in 120 countries.The call to duty has changed, however.We are engaged in a prolonged war on terrorism and the unpredictable nature of the new conflict...
Flagships of Readiness: Installations Sustaining the All-Volunteer Force
The complexity of change and movement facing our Army is unprecedented. In the next five years, the Army will simultaneously reposition most of its forward based combat power to the United States, consolidate bases in Europe and Korea, complete conversion...
Fresh Perspective on Patton through His World War II Photographs
Fresh Perspective on Patton Through his World War II Photographs Patton's Photographs: War As He Saw It. Kevin Hymel. Potomac Books, Inc. 172 pages; photographs; notes; index; $39.95.Gen. George S. Patton Jr. emerged from World War II in resplendent...
High Mobility Engineer Excavator-Type I
The U.S. Army will soon begin production verification testing on the latest addition to its mobility/countermobility platform inventory: the high mobility engineer excavatorType I (HMEE-I).As described by representatives from the Program Executive Office...
Installations in the 21st Century
Our Army has more moving parts and transformational activity today than it has had since 1939. And in the words of Gen. Peter Schoomaker, our Chief of Staff, "We cannot transform the Army without transforming our installations." Our garrisons are thoroughly...
Iraqi Forces Step Up after Sectarian Violence
In the wake of the violence beginning with the February 22 bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra, Iraqi security forces went on high alert and carried out security measures to limit damage and save lives. Most significantly, the forces implemented...
Land Warrior Approaches User Test Milestone
Over the next few months, the U.S. Army will pass another significant milestone in its ongoing service transformation as the service integrates approximately 400 Land Warrior ensembles, together with 147 Mounted Warrior ensembles into a Stryker experimental...
Letters
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles* The article written by Dennis Steele on Shadow tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (January) was excellent. He took the time to learn and understand enough about the system, the acquisition and the operations of the Shadow 200...
Lt. Gen. William J. McCaffrey, 1914-2006
Lt. Gen. William J. McCaffrey, a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, died on February 13, 2006 in Arlington, Va. He was 91 years old.A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Lt. Gen. McCaffrey graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1939...
Numerical Considerations in Military Occupations
A frequent criticism of current operations in Iraq is that we committed too few troops to the tasks of occupation. How many troops should we have committed? Gen. Eric K. Shinseki's prewar forecast that we would need several hundred thousand is now iconic,...
President Confers with Governors on National Guard
President George W. Bush, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace met with the nation's governors on February 27 at the White House to discuss the status of the National Guard, among other issues.The...
Trenchant Analysis of Counterinsurgency Warfare
Trenchant Analysis of Counterinsurgency Warfare Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice. David Galula. Praeger. 146 pages; $29.95.David Galula, an officer in the French Army, lived an eventful life that qualified him to publish this short book...
Warren B. Rudman to Receive Marshall Medal
The Association of the U.S. Army has selected Warren B. Rudman as the recipient of this year's George Catlett Marshall Medal, the association's highest honor. It will be presented at the George Catlett Marshall Dinner at AUSA's Annual Meeting in October.Gen....