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. 59, No. 3, March

Afghanistan: America's Main Effort Redux
The equivalent of an Army division has been requested to reinforce the NATO mission in Afghanistan, which will allow U.S. troops to launch an aggressive campaign to secure towns and villages and tamp down a morass of violent factions that threaten the...
A Light in Ramadi
Near the end of Maj. Gen. William Caldwell's press conference on October 19, 2006, just a few minutes after the spokesman had announced the failure of the Baghdad security plan, one remporter had inquired about some odd reports coming ouFrjf Ramadi,...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Magnatag® Visible Systems
(A Division of W. A. Krapf, Inc.)Corporate Structure - President: Maj. Gen. Robert W. Mixon Jr., U.S. Army retired. Headquarters: 2031 O'Neill Road, Macedon, NY 14502. Telephone: 800-624-4154. Web site: www. masnatag.com.Everywhere people and organizations...
Evolving War Imperatives
The evolution of 20th-century warfare followed a path that has seen the reaction to violence become an influential if not a controlling factor in any determination to employ military power.World War I was a military conflict. Millions of French, British...
Home Sweet Home
I've lived out west more than 30 years, but LA doesn't compare to my hometown of Washington-DC's skyline is spectacular, the people aren't crazy, and the soul of it all is Arlington CemeteryMy life is about travel. I land at an airport, struggle off...
Leadership and Laptops on Combat Deployments
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersWe recently asked a line-company platoon leader in Iraq how he spends most of his time. His answer? PowerPoint! We pressed him on this, but he wasn't budging. "I'm dead serious, guys," he replied. "The one...
Lincoln and the Army: A Model Civil-Military Partnership
History is replete with examples of chief executives making important adjustments before determining the best military team to lead the nation's armed forces in time of war. In recent months, historians have remarked on the political sagacity of President...
Obama Taps ARNG Maj. Duckworth
Obama Taps ARNG Maj. Duckworth. President Barack Obama nominated Illinois National Guard Maj. Ladda (Tammy) Duckworth as the assistant secretary of public and intergovernmental affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs in February. Maj. Duckworth...
Precision Fires
"The analogy we use about the precision fires capability you have today is that you could put a HIMARS [high-mobility artillery rocket system] on a C-130 [aircraft] at Pope Air Force Base, N.C.; notionally fly it to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., near...
Secretary Gates Outlines Army's Challenges
In late January, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates provided the House and Senate Armed Services Committees with an overview of the challenges facing the Department of Defense as the new administration entered office. The greatest military challenge...
Some Thoughts on Money and People
In January, Nelson M. Ford resigned his position of Under Secretary of the Army. The following excerpts are from his farewell address, which he delivered at the Pentagon upon his resignation.Most of you have heard me describe the reductions in Army spending...
Tactical and Urban Unattended Ground Sensors
In terms of current and future operations, service planners have identified a number of potential capability gaps, including protecting the force in operations, collecting and disseminating timely information, conducting joint urban operations and delivering...
The Dawn of the Manned Ground Vehicle
The blast from the non-line-of-sight cannon's (NLOS-C) 155 mm howitzer slams through the desert air. The massive barrel recoils, but the NLOS-C only pushes back slightly and then quickly rights itself. Inside the vehicle, the breach is cleared and a...
The Evolution of the Materiel Enterprise: Achieving Institutional Adaptation & Transformation
OR ALL-VOLUNTEERARMY IS BEING STRESSED as never before. Our soldiers are asked to achieve the impossible every day. The cumulative effect of fighting two wars has pulled the Army out of balance. Adding to this complex picture, an aging infrastructure...
The GI Bill and the Remaking of America
This summer the Departments of De- fense and Veterans Affairs will imple- ment the largest increase in educational benefits since World War II. This is a compliment to all who have lobbied long and hard to further the well-being of returning soldiers,...
The International Economy and Army Thinking
The U.S. Army War College put out a Key Strategic Issues List last sum- mer that pulled together research topics from a variety of military commands and organizations. It was intended to stimulate interest among both civilian and military thinkers about...
This Is War ... Really
It seems hard for some military and political leaders as well as others to understand that our fight against al Qaeda and its affiliates is really a war. In fact, I've had several conversations over the past few months with people who believe we are...
Transformation? or Reclamation?
Organizing to Win The War We Have and Those We May Have Yet to FightAmong the many enthusiasms of defense community, reorganizing the Army is near the top of the list. Chief the arguments calling for Army reorganization is the as- sertion that the Army...
'Warrior-Farmers' Serve in Afghanistan
National Guard soldiers with farming backgrounds are deploying to Afghanistan to teach and mentor local farmers as part of a pilot program spearheaded by Army National Guard Director Lt. Gen. Clyde A. Vaughn. When Gen. Vaughn, a native of Missouri, returned...