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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 12, December

Account of the Early Phases of the Afghan War
Account of the Early Phases of the Afghan War Terrorism, Afghanistan, and America's New Way of War. Norman Friedman. Naval Institute Press. 331 pages; index; $33.95.The first half of this book is devoted to a review of the terrorist attacks on American...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: UNITECH
Corporate Structure: Founded: 1988. Number of Employees: 350. Chairman and CEO: Earl W. Stafford. Headquarters: Centreville, Va. Web site: www.UNITECH1.com.Founded in 1988 by Chairman and CEO Earl W. Stafford, primarily as a federal service provider...
Call to Duty
AUSA's 51st Annual MeetingDuring the 230-year history of the U. S. Army-stretching from the green fields of the American colonies to the dust of Iraq and Afghanistan-the core of soldiers' service has remained duty to country, and the theme of AUSA's...
Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
"The goal of Army Operations will be to simultaneously attack critical targets throughout the area of operations by rapid maneuver in multiple dimensions and precision fires. ... Improvements in situational understanding will facilitate extremely rapid,...
Compact Kinetic Energy Missile
Considerable recent Army program, development activity has focused on providing warfighters with an expanded array of battlefield lethality effects-expanding a commander's combat options by placing "more arrows in the tactical quiver."One arrow that...
CompanyCommand Building Combat-Ready Teams: The Leadership Legacy of John Whyte
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersJohn Whyte commanded three companies, including a rifle company in Iraq. John was killed in an accident after returning from combat, when a car struck him while he was standing on the side of a Kansas City...
Continuing the Warrior Legacy
Air Defense SoldiersThe roots of air defense go back to Fort Monroe, Va., and 1824, when the Artillery School for Instruction and Practice was first formed. Even more important was when in August 1944, the Antiaircraft Artillery (AAA) School moved to...
Defense Bill Stalls in Senate
As we went to press the fiscal year 2006 Defense Authorization bill was stalled in the U.S. Senate by a White House threat to veto it over language it contains about regulating the treatment of prisoners in U.S. custody.The provision, introduced by Sen....
Displaying Visible Evidence of Jointness
Years ago, when I was stationed at NATO's military headquarters in Belgium, the standing joke among Americans was that if you saw two British officers in the same uniform, one of them probably was a spy.Officially or informally, every Brit seemed to...
Dramatic Account of U.S. Army Rangers
Dramatic Account of U.S. Army Rangers Shadow Warriors: A History of the US Army Rangers. Mir Bahmanyar. Osprey Publishing. 336 pages. Photographs; maps; charts; glossary; index; $29.95.Throughout history, the need for a small, highly trained, far-ranging...
Excellent Study of Command
Excellent Study of Command From Omaha Beach to Dawson's Ridge: The Combat Journal of Captain Joe Dawson. Edited by Cole C. Kingseed. Naval Institute Press. 274 pages; black & white photographs; index; $29.95.Anyone familiar with the 1st Infantry...
Exhuming A Bad Policy That Age Hasn't Improved
Several recent news stories confirm that Sir Isaac Newton's third law of motion-for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction-applies well beyond celestial mechanics.One article last week reported that thousands of Air Force personnel are...
Expanding Logistics Responsibilities
The exercise scenario was sadly familiar: a massive earthquake with an epicenter 100 miles off the coast of Java in Southern Indonesia spawned a devastating tsunami event that left large areas of the countryside in critical need of outside relief. A...
Integrating Global Missile Defense
"We have incoming missiles!" Would people be alarmed to hear this in Kuwait or South Korea? How about on'television or radio in any hometown in the United States?Diverse missile threats exist around the globe, some designed for short-range flight, up...
Iraq Update
The Department of Defense has announced the next major units to be deployed to Iraq. They include:* Division Headquarters and 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.* 13th Corps Support Command, Fort Hood, Texas.* 1st...
Lee and Grant: Profiles in Leadership from the Battlefields of Virginia
Lee and Grant: Profiles in Leadership from the Battlefields of Virginia. Maj. Charles R. Bowery Jr. American Management Association. 262 pages; photographs; notes; $24.On May 4, 1864, Ulysses S. Grant crossed the Rapidan River just south of Washington,...
Letters
Army Education* Gen. Frederick J. Kroesen's article "Army Education" (August) accurately describes my experiences as a battalion commander in a Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) organization. Annually, the required and authorized slots on my tables...
Provocative Analysis of U.S. Civil War Combat
Provocative Analysis Of U.S. Civil War Combat The Bloody Crucible of Courage: Fighting Methods and Combat Experience of the Civil War. Brent Nosworthy. Carroll & Graf Publishers. 752 pages; charts; photographs; notes; index; $21.95.Given the veritable...
Pushing Readiness Power Forward: Army Field Support Brigades Move out in Europe and Iraq
It is a challenge as old as warfare: connecting the logistics base to frontline soldiers in a timely and efficient manner. In the 21st-century expeditionary Army, the challenge is magnified by time and distance. The flash-to-bang time for conflict, especially...
Soldiering for Freedom: A GI's Account of World War II
Soldiering for Freedom: A GI's Account of World War II. Herman J. Obermayer. Texas A&M University Press. 324 pages; black & white photographs; maps; index; $32.95.Not every soldier in World War II saw frontline combat. For every trigger puller...
The Army's Interest in Seapower
According to the eminent military historian Jeremy Black, "The rise of European states to a position of power across the oceans and around much of the globe was the military/ political change that most deserves the description of a military revolution."...
The Jewel of the Cosmos
Brig. Gen. Horne:While more than 150 Army space operations officers are fully engaged in using their space operations education, training and experience to support ivarfighters on the earth's surface, Army astronauts-also space operations officers-are...
The Overwatch Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration
In Support of Joint WarfightersThe warfighter today operates in a battlefield environment that is very compressed and dynamic. He does not always have great distances between his adversary and himself to maneuver and to adjust fire. To counteract this,...
Thoughts on Our New Strategic Environment: A Review Essay
Thoughts on Our New Strategic Environment: A Review EssaySince the fall of the Berlin Wall, commentators have struggled to define the post-Cold War strategic environment. A number of books published during the last year continue this trend, with insights...
To Change an Army Redux
The Army has embarked on a journey that necessitates change and a culture of innovation, as elucidated in the article "Adapt or Die" by Brig. Gen. David A. Fastabend and Robert H. Simpson (ARMY, February 2004). In that article they provide a comprehensive...