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. 56, No. 10, October

Accelerating Army Intelligence Transformation
Army Military Intelligence (MI) forces remain deployed worldwide as part of the joint intelligence team in the Long War against a ruthless Islamic extremist enemy.We are now in the fifth year of sustained, large scale counterterrorist (CT) and counterinsurgency...
"Architect of the Army"-TRADOC Adapting to Change
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) remains heavily engaged in serving our nation and Army at war, as evident through its contributions to improving soldier training and its commitment to the Future Combat System. Leading change to meet...
Army Communications: Building Strong Networks for Our Warfighters
He live in an unpredictable world, fighting an undefined enemy determined to reduce America's presence in the world and to destroy the freedoms we enjoy. To defeat today's globally dispersed enemies, we must have a pervasive network to pass information...
Army Installations - Flagships of Readiness
The role of installations has changed significantly. No longer merely deployment platforms and support for the well-being of soldiers and their families, installations now provide continuous support from the home station to foxhole and back.A professional...
Army Installations Transforming with the Force
Tremendous changes in our national security environment underscore the need for a joint, integrated military force that is ready and capable of defeating all threats to U.S. interests. As the home of combat power, Army installations are critical components...
Army Reserve: 'Integral Component of the World's Best Army'
Operational! That is the key word describing today's Army Reserve. Understand that, and you understand the Army Reserve's greatest strength and greatest challenge.No longer a force in strategic reserve, the Army Reserve functions as an integral component...
Army Weapons and Equipment
The 2006 Army Green Book Weapons and Equipment Directory continues its own transformation process.Examples of the changes are evident in the consolidation of rocket and missile programs under a new heading, as well as the expansion of the section, established...
'Bitter Lessons of Unpreparedness'
Putting "boots on the ground" demonstrates the ultimate commitment of the American people. In fact, the gravity of the decision to send soldiers into combat, of which we are reminded daily during this Long War, makes the failure to grasp the remarkable...
Building and Sustaining America's Army
Our soldiers continue to serve as the centerpiece of our great Army. Soldiers remain actively engaged in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and support other commitments around the globe. The best and brightest continue to answer their nation's...
Building for the Future While Serving Our Nation
The Army continues to transform and modernize its forces as we complete the fifth year of fighting the global war on terrorism. In this Long War, our soldiers and units continue to perform magnificently. I am inspired by the dedication, strength, adaptability...
Caring for American Soldiers and Their Families
'Ensuring That Good Medicine Happens in Bad Places'The focus of the Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), a critical component of Army readiness, is to maintain and, when necessary, repair the Army's most critical weapon system-the American soldier. It is also...
Dedicated Special Operations Soldiers Deployed Worldwide
'Quiet Professionals'From kinetic to nonkinetic, direct action to unconventional warfare and irregular warfare, worldwide demand continues to increase for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command's (USASOC) most precious asset: our selfless, dedicated...
Defending the Nation's Capital
Leaning forward, bridging gaps, building relationships through peacetime engagement-for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW) that's what Army transformation has been about. It has given us a much more "purple" organization. It's not "your...
Equipping to Win the Long War
For MSgt. Rick Burnette, the day started like any other. He got up at 0500 hours, worked out, had breakfast, conducted pre-combat inspections and prepared to leave his forward operating base to survey a sewage plant in Zafaraniya on the southern side...
'Faster, More Agile, Less Bureaucratic'
Army Materiel Command's Evolving Role in the Warfight:The Army Materiel Command (AMC) continues to transform into an operational command that provides cradle-to-grave logistical support to the joint warfighter-wherever and whenever the warfighter needs...
Health Care Remains Top Retiree Concern
Health care remains the single greatest concern for military beneficiaries, affecting the wellbeing of the more than 900,000 retired soldiers, wounded warriors and surviving spouses worldwide, the Army Chief of Staff's (CSA) Retiree Council reported...
One Team: Answering the Call
Patrolling the streets of Mosul, Iraq; skiing down the slopes at Fort Wainwright, Alaska; parachuting from a C-17 into Schowater Bay, Australia; hooking a 75-pound halibut from the deck of a U.S. Army Alaska morale, welfare and recreation boat; jungle...
One Team - Relevant, Ready, Responsive and Reliable
During the past year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USAGE) answered the call to duty in support of our nation and the armed forces around the world. As a critical part of the Army and joint team, we had boots on the ground in 93 countries and applied...
Priorities: Readiness, Recruiting, Retaining and Transforming the Force
As the Army fights the global war on terrorism and transforms, the soldier remains the centerpiece of the Army. We are truly one Army with more than 1,000,000 active and reserve component soldiers and almost 300,000 Department of the Army civilians,...
Relevant and Ready: AUSA Supports Soldiers and Families
One of the key messages that the Army has delivered to Congress and the American people is that its vision, "Relevant and ready landpower in service to the nation," rings true and is demonstrated daily throughout the world. Engaged in critical, ongoing...
Space and Missile Defense Strengthens the Joint Warfighter
Our nation, allies and friends face common threats that create significant challenges to regional security and geo-strategic situations. These threats include the increasing proliferation of ballistic and cruise missile systems and related technologies;...
The Afghanistan Campaign: Progress and Challenges
October 2006 marks the fifth anniversary of the start of Operation Enduring Freedom. Though significant progress has been made to date, Afghanistan remains a dynamic and challenging operating environment. Coalition operations here provide unique insights...
The Army National Guard's Accomplishments and Initiatives
The Army National Guard (ARNG), with its unique dual state and federal missions, provides a full spectrum operational capability. Our primary ARNG goals for fiscal year (FY) 2006 are end strength, transformation and equipping. Our primary ARNG accomplishments...
The Cost of the Army
A year after Hurricane Katrina swept over the Gulf Coast and devastated the city of New Orleans, the United States is still calculating ithe damage and cost to the regional and national economies. Today, unemployment in New Orleans remains higher than...
The Model for Peace & Democracy in the 21st Century
For more than five decades, the servicemembers of U.S. Forces Korea have soldiered alongside their South Korean counterparts, ensuring the security of the Republic of Korea (ROK) against the threat of North Korean aggression, while promoting peace and...
Third, Always First: Prepared to Command and Assist
The Third Army, "Pattern's Own/' plays a key role in the Army's war on terrorism. While Fort McPherson, Ga., is home base, the sun never sets on Third Army soldiers, as much of the headquarters has been forward deployed in Kuwait and Qatar since 1991.As...
Today's Imperative: Speed Up Army Transformation
Today, our nation remains at war, engaged in a long struggle against adaptive enemies that threaten our freedom and ultimately our way of life. Every day our soldiers answer the call to duty with nearly 243,000 men and women deployed to protect our national...
Transforming Our Army-A Soldier's Perspective
As I meet with soldiers and their families at posts, camps and stations around the world, I see the unbelievable accomplishments of our soldiers firsthand. I am amazed by what our Army has accomplished during the past year.My goal, when I go out to visit...
Transforming & Restructuring Today's Army
The U.S. Army is actively engaged at the forefront of the continuing global war on terrorism and committed, along with our sister services in the joint force, to the primary mission of protecting U.S. security interests at home and abroad. During the...
United Commitment: Iltizam Mushtarak
Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I) is a coalition of willing international partners joined together for the purpose of assisting Iraq in its transition to democracy and self-reliance. Our motto, "United Commitment-lltizam Mushtamk"-underscores the resolve...
'USAREUR Transformation Strengthens Tomorrow's Coalitions'
For U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR), transformation is a process whose momentum is accelerating, involving the repositioning of forces into an expeditionary stance with the right capabilities and geographic positioning to meet security challenges. USAREUR...
U.S. Army Forces Command Maintains Momentum
The war against the terrorists continues to place enormous demands upon the Army and its soldiers. Forces Command (FORSCOM) will answer many of those demands by providing trained and ready units to the regional combatant commanders through its capacity...
Working to Achieve Logistics Readiness for the Long Haul
'Running with a Full Rucksack'When the nation commits its military resources, Army logisticians are right there with boots on the ground. Today our warrior logisticians, civilians, contractors and industry partners are serving with distinction, maintaining...