Army

Published monthly, Army focuses on issues of national security, past and present issues of landpower, and future trends in military science through in-depth articles and analyses.

Articles from Vol. 57, No. 1, January

Army Aviation-Modernization Continues
The Army has benefited greatly from three major decisions that provided resources to address immediate wartime and warfighter needs. According to a recent Army Posture Statement, "First, the Army cancelled the Comanche program and reinvested the savings...
Army Aviation: Relevant and Ready
Army Aviation continues to make significant contributions to the global war on terrorism, achieving important milestones in our modernization efforts and preparing units for deployment. Over the past few years we have taken the recommendations of the...
Army Test and Evaluation Command Supports Soldiers with Rigorous Tests - on Land and in the Air
As the United States wages a war against terrorism abroad and strives to be ready for attacks at home, the Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) conducts rigorous testing designed to mirror the realities of war. At sites as remote as the Cold Regions...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: AxleTech International
Corporate Structure-Founded: 2003. CEO: Mary Petrovich. Number of Employees: 500. Headquarters: Troy, Mich. Telephone: 248-816-5401. Web site: www.axletech.com.AxleTech International designs and manufactures drivetrain products for tactical and utility...
A 'Valuable Perspective' on Early U.S.-Japan Relations
A 'Valuable Perspective' on Early U.S.-Japan Relations Breaking Open Japan: Commodore Perry, Lord Abe, and American Imperialism in 1853. George Feifer. Smithsonian Books. 389 pages; maps; illustrations; index; $25.95.At the entrance to Tokyo Bay, a few...
CH-47F/MH-47G Update
The October 2006 first flight of the first production model CH-47F Chinook helicopter marked another important milestone for this critical U.S. Army aviation platform. The first flight was conducted at The Boeing Company's Rotorcraft Systems facility...
Changing Course Doesn't Require Forsaking Victory
Gen. Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has assembled a special study group to examine alternatives to current U.S. military strategy in Iraq and beyond. ... Members of the study group include several of the military's brightest middlegrade...
Fixing the Unintended Consequences of Micromanagement
There's no question thnt the UA Staff is able, very smart and exceptionally dedicated. Officers assigned to the Pentagon are typically some of the best in the Army, most have had extensive field experience and the majority work extraordinarily long hours,...
Fleet Management at Fort Rucker
Mission readiness has improved across training base fleets by partnering branch-specific training centers and schools with the commodity-oriented major subordinate commands of the Army Materiel Command (AMC). Support and maintenance efficiencies have...
Force Protection for the 'Hidden Wounds' of War
As awful as the physical wounds of combat are, they are at least readily identified and treated. A Soldier wounded on the battlefield is treated immediately by a battle buddy with first-responder or combat-lifesaver skills, stabilized by a medic and...
Iraq and Afghanistan Update
U.S. Army officials plan to have four Iraqi divisions under Iraqi command by February. Two divisions are already under Iraqi command; command of a third division will transfer by the end of January, followed by the fourth in February. All four divisions...
Letters
"A Ruff-Puff Solution"I always read Gen. Frederick Kroesen's "Front & Center" articles with a concentration that is motivated by personal experience. I served under this superb general on two occasions: as a province senior adviser of Quang Tin Province...
New Secretary of Defense Praised for Candor
The Senate confirmed Robert M. Gates as secretary of Defense with overwhelming bipartisan approval (95-2). Gates made a solid first impression during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee in December. The new committee chairman,...
Remembering the Legacy of Gen. Creighton W. Abrams
Gen. Creighton W. Abrams died on September 4, 1974, the first Army Chief of Staff to die in office. He had been a four-star general for precisely 10 years at his death. Those who had the pleasure of serving with him were exposed to his greatness, warmth...
Robert E. Lee at 200
January 19 marks the 200th birthday of Gen. Robert Edward Lee. An icon of American military history, Lee is considered by many to be the greatest soldier America has ever produced. Despite the distance that separates his era from our own, his example...
Saba Al Bor - A City Reborn
About 20 kilometers northwest of Baghdad's sprawling heartland is the city of Saba Al Bor, or "Lion of the Desert." True to the name, the approximately 50,000 residents of this community are bravely striving to improve their quality of life, and the...
The 'All Americans' in Normandy-The Making of a Legend
The 'All Americans' in Normandy-The Making of a Legend The First Men In: U.S. Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day. Ed Ruggero. HarperCollins Publishers. 349 pages; photographs; maps; index; $26.95.The late military historian clay Blair described...
Thoughts on the Future Force Revisited: A Review Essay
Thoughts on the Future Force Revisited: A Review EssayIn 2003 I wrote and ARMY Magazine published a review essay concerning books relevant to Army transformation. At that time we as a profession were rather pleased with how things had gone or were going...
Today's Military History-Past Imperfect
Today's Military History-Past Imperfect The Past as Prologue: The Importance of History to the Military Profession. Williamson Murray and Richard Hart Sinnreich, eds. Cambridge University Press. 287 pages; index; $23.99.Military history is a discipline...
You Can't Get Much Closer Than This: Combat with Company H, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division
You Can't Get Much Closer Than This: Combat with Company H, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division. A.Z. Adkins Jr. and Andrew Z. Adkins III. CASEMATE. 258 pages; black and white photographs; maps; index; $32.95.Lt. Andy Adkins Jr. fought World War II...