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. 58, No. 3, March

Army Project Teaches Cultural Awareness to Deployed Troops
An intriguing deck of playing cards is one component of a broader project to instill cultural awareness in American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Like the "personality identification playing cards" distributed in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which carried...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Armag Corporation
Corporate structure-Founded: 1955. Vice President of Business Development: Karlos Bruce. Headquarters: 40 Lucknow Ct., Bardstown, KY 40004-2113. Telephone: 800-443-9994. Web site: www.armagcorp.com.Armag Corporation is the industry leader in the manufacture...
Body Armor Update
Among the most significant recent developments that directly increase warfighter safety and effectiveness are the enhancements to the protective ensemble known as Interceptor body armor (IBA). As the most up-todate body armor available, IBA is a modular...
CompanyCommand: Building Combat-Ready Teams: Second-Guessing Our Decisions
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersDarrell Thomsen was my battalion chaplain back when I was a lieutenant at Fort Bragg. He is an absolutely inspiring person who has shared many powerful insights with me and other CC members over the years....
Defense Authorization Bill Finally Signed
Following its Christmas recess, Congress approved a revised fiscal year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act; President Bush signed the $696 billion bill into law on January 28. The President refused to sign a previous bill because it contained a...
EXPLORER: The Army Comes Through
Explorer is exactly the right name for the nation's first space satellite, and it is in the American tradition for the Army to have launched it. The information Explorer is sending back through radio signals is the kind of information U.S. Army explorers...
Full Spectrum Operations: FM 3-0: Resetting the Capstone of Army Doctrine
Today the United States remains a nation at war. This war is unlike any other in our history, representing a fundamental clash of ideologies and cultures that could span generations. We face an era of persistent conflict, with an intractable enemy intent...
GI Ingenuity: Improvisation, Technology, and Winning World War II
GI Ingenuity: Improvisation, Technology, and Winning World War II. James Jay Carafano. Praeger security International. 263 pages; black and white photographs; index; $44.95.James Carafano's GI Ingenuity embraces the laudable premise of illustrating "the...
High Tech in Low-Intensity Conflict
We have read that the U.S. Army threw away the advantages conferred by technology when it became involved in Afghanistan and Iraq. Sneaky insurgents melt amongst the people, become invisible to early detection, and strike at times and places of their...
Improving Joint Air-Ground Integration Training
How does our predominantly conventional military defeat an unconventional enemy that is willing to accept huge losses and is constantly adjusting tactics to counter or avoid our strengths?We are clearly fighting an adversary who resorts to asymmetric...
Keeping Perspective on the Army's Leader Attrition
A colleague alerted me to a disturbing article in the December [2007] Washington Monthly-many of these columns owe their origins to such kindnesses. In it, Andrew Tilghman, a staff writer for the Marine Corps Times, bemoans the accelerating exodus of...
Letters
UAV Flight(With apologies to the late PiM Officer John Gillespie Magee Jr.)Oh, I've slipped the surly bonds of EarthAnd settled in behind my Dell laptop with Pentium Inside,Clicked on my Windows-based icon and seen the pixilated ground rise,Sipped my...
'Limited War' on the Edge of the World
'Limited War' On the Edge of the World The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War. David Halberstam. Hyperion. 719 pages; maps; $35.The Korean War was the detonator that blew U.S. power around the world. The decision in late June 1950 to shoot it...
Monumental History of the 'Fighting First'
Monumental History of the 'Fighting First' The Big Red One: America's Legendary 1st Infantry Division from World War I to Desert Storm. James Scott Wheeler. University Press of Kansas. 594 pages; maps; charts; black and white photographs; index; $34.95.No...
Operation Phantom Phoenix in Iraq
In January, the Army launched a nationwide series of operations called Phantom Phoenix to pursue insurgents and purge them from Iraq. According to Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of Multi-National Corps-Iraq, the division- and brigade-level operation...
Preparing Leaders for Multinational Operations
Wie Americans no longer have the luxury of existing as a nation isolated from the rest of the world ... We now have no choice but to engage with many different peoples out there in all their many dimensions; and we can't do this as outsiders, looking...
Roles and Missions: The Army Reserve at the Crossroads
In every war, the Army adapts to the threat. Some adaptations work well. Others must be reexamined and refined. One of the most radical changes in recent years has been to redefine the mission of the Army Reserve from its traditional role as a strategic...
Shaping Soldiers: Skills and Values
When the Humvee patrol left Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah, south of Baghdad, to head for the nearby Iraqi army base, SFC James Jorgensen knew the first order of business at the commando course that day would be to throw out a couple of students....
Soldier Gear-Off the Drawing Board, into the Field
"The Best for the Best" is the operational motto of the Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier. PEO Soldier, headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va., teams the project manager and product manager offices that develop and provide soldiers with weapons, individual...
Summer 2007: MPs Help Train West Point Cadets
The West Point Class of 2011 entered the U.S. Military Academy in July 2007. At the same time, the Class of 2010 began its own summer training at nearby Camp Buckner, rechristened towards the end of the summer as FOB (Forward Operating Base) Buckner....
Supporting the Warfighter with Pride, Professionalism and the Best Materiel This Country Can Offer
Army Materiel Command (AMC) is big business. If AMC were a corporation, it would qualify for the Fortune 100 list with a budget of more than $56 billion. In fact, AMC works more as a business does than probably any other Army command. AMC works closely...
The Democratization of the Army Uniform
Civilians may think it's a little juvenile to worry about ribbons, but a civilian has a house and a bankroll to show for what he's done for the past four years.-Bill MauldinWe are an American Army whose proud history is captured in its uniforms through...
The Relevance of Gen. William E. DePuy
Old soldiers may find it hard to believe that Gen. William E. DePuy published his first article in ARMY Magazine 50 years ago, retired from active duty 30 years ago and died 15 years ago. His decision to publish most of his articles in ARMY causes one...
Transformation and Transition
The word transformation has been in our lexicon for a few years now. Three Army Chiefs of Staff have used the term to describe changes in force structure, doctrine, technique and materiel as the Army evolves into the future. It is change already under...