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. 11, November

Advice on Wartime Command
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersMany of our Army's best company commanders move on to serve as instructors at the Captains' Career Courses, where they educate and train the next genera- tion of commanders. Several experienced small-group...
Army Requests Additional Troops in Afghanistan
This year has been the deadliest for U.S. forces in Afghanistan in seven years of war. Amid rising violence there, Gen. David D. McKiernan, commanding general of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)-NATO in Afghanistan, has appealed for...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: 3M-Applying Innovation to Help the Warfighter
Corporate Structure- Founded: 1902. CEO: George W. Buckley. Address: 3M Corporate Headquarters, 3M Center, St. Paul, MN 55144-1000. Telephone: 1-888-3M-HELPS (1-888-364-3577). Web site: www.3m.com/defense.Imagine if warfighters could be protected from...
Indispensable Armed Forces
References to our national defense during the presidential election campaign have been limited to the question of which candidate is a better fit for the role of Commander in Chief. There has been, to my knowledge, no expression of an appraisal of the...
Joint EOD Rapid Response Vehicle (JERRV)
Almost two years before the initial mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle contracts were awarded in January 2007, military and industry teams were addressing the needs of Army and other service warfighters under a larger "superset" category...
Paralympic Games Rekindle Passions of Army Vets
'Melissa Stockwell always loved the water. But the dream of an Army career was even more enticing, and as a diver on her high school swim team, Stockwell never lost sight of her long-term goal and was eventually commissioned as a second lieutenant upon...
Recollections of Italy, 65 Years Later
When Alfred Dietrick saw Italy for the first time - September 9, 1943- it was little more than a dark strip of land in the night. He was on the deck of a 30-man landing craft cutting fast across the Gulf of Salerno with the U.S. S. Thomas Jefferson at...
Redefining the Military Strategic Problem Set
Inside the Washington Beltway various institutions are sharpening their arguments for the next congressionally mandated Quadrennial Defense Review. Being outside these institutions, I can make unbiased assumptions about what thoughtful political leaders...
Roosevelt's CCC: Backbone of the Army
March 31 marked the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps, more commonly referred to as the CCC. The brainchild of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Emergency Conservation Work Act, as the CCC was originally called, became effective...
Stopgap Spending Measure Funds DoD
Because no fiscal year (FY) 2009 spending bills were passed by Congress, a continuing resolution was necessary to avert a government shutdown when the fiscal year ended. Both the House and the Senate approved a stopgap measure that consolidated several...
The Two Senses of 'Full Spectrum'
Like many, I've been following the debate concerning the focus of Army training - is it full spectrum, or is it too narrowly focused on irregular warfare? From my perspective, both sides are right. Full spectrum has two meanings, botti of which are valid...
Thoughts on Georgia-And NATO
The tiny country of Georgia has been much in the news recently. By some accounts, the Cold War is back, the neo- Soviets are on the march and democracy itself is their target. A tidy solution could be to quickly sweep embattled Georgia into the security...