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Articles from Vol. 53, No. 11, November

America's Splendid Little Wars: A Short History of U.S. Military Engagements: 1975-2000
An Account of U.S. Military Actions at Century's End An Excellent Analysis of Contemporary Militaiy-Political History America's Splendid Little Wars: A Short History of U.S. Military Engagements: 1975-2000. Peter Huchthausen. Viking. 254 pages; photographs;...
Changing Lives in Bartalas
SFC John Lane doesn't see desert when he looks at the parched earth around the village of Bartalas-not by a long shot. He sees the distinctions of various strata and geologic features, which he points out in a staccato discourse and which, translated...
Delivering the Message
SSgt. Kevin Hanebrink, a tactical psychological operations team leader, wades into crowds of Iraqis of all ages, handing out newspapers and other literature. He is seemingly unafraid of being harmed by masses of mostly curious and occasionally angry...
Dispatched to Dover
Recently I was flying a trip pattern that was a U.S. Air Force CRAF (civilian reserve augmentation fleet) contract. The three-day pattern was scheduled to depart Dover Air Force Base, Del., for Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and then go to McGuire Air Force...
He Would Have
"Looking back on his heroic deeds in Sicily and at Omaha Beach, I am certain that he would have been awarded the Medal of Honor had he been killed doing what he did on either of those occasions," said Maj. Gen. Al Smith, U.S. Army retired, when he delivered...
It Take a Little Chutzpah
It's impossible not to get caught up in the energy radiated by Chap. (Maj.) Carlos Herta ("from Brooklyn, make sure you say from Brooklyn").He's a 6-foot, 3-inch jovial dynamo, and most of his energy nowadays is focused on rebuilding schools in Mosul,...
Letters
An Inspiration* The article in your August "Front & Center" by Maj. Gen. Guy Meloy, U.S. Army retired, "Reflections of a Former Troop Leader," is a classic, summarizing in just two pages all the wisdom Army leaders ever need. I intend to use the...
Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor beyond the Call of Duty
Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty. Photographs by Nick Del Calzo, text by Peter Collier. Artisan. 253 pages; black & white photographs; glossary of military terms; $40.This large book gives a brief synopsis of the 116 living...
'New' Equipment
U.S. Army planners are fielding three new program additions to the warfighter's equipment inventory. Historically proven additions include the Vietnam-era tactical tomahawk and the venerable 7.62 mm M14 rifle. New technology is also being tested and...
President Signs Appropriations Bill
President George W. Bush signed the $368.2 billion Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2004 into law on October 1.The legislation, called by Senate Appropriations chairman Ted Stevens (R-AK), "the largest defense bill in history," includes $400...
Renewing the Police Force
The priority in rebuilding Iraq is establishing civil security, and the best way to provide security for both Iraqi citizens and U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq is to put a well trained, disciplined and motivated civilian police force on the streets.Several...
Screaming Eagle Oil, Gas and Power Company
Seven days a week, SSgt. Arnold Fautanu and his small team of soldiers set up operations at a remote spot in the desert called Linkup Point Foxtrot to help orchestrate how Iraqi citizens get fuel."Basically, we are just trying to get this country going,"...
The Army Continues 'Post-War' Rebuilding in Iraq
The U.S. Army continues to make progress in Iraq despite repeated attacks on U.S. troops. To date more than 6,000 rebuilding jobs have been completed, schools and hospitals have reopened, the Iraqi Governing Council has selected ministers and a committee...
The Bravest of the Brave: The 3rd Infantry Division in World War II
The annals of the United States military in World War II are filled with acts of heroism that give evidence to the highest levels of patriotism, courage, honor and self-sacrifice. Units and individuals left to future generations a legacy that will always...
The Cost of Doing Business
There is good news, but there is bad news out there. Recruiting and retention have held up extremely well. Retention would be setting records if anyone kept records on soldiers reenlisting for their current assignments. Tactically, the Army in the field...
The Race to Win the Peace
Yes, too often and too many U.S. soldiers are dying in Iraq as others are being wounded. One would be too many, of course. You probably see passing references to the casualties, like daily box scores-just as brief and much more brutal. But if you somehow...
They Marched into Sunlight
Varied Fare They Marched Into Sunlight. David Maraniss. Simon & Schuster. 561 pages; maps; $29.95.David Maraniss has written a wonderful book in They Marched into Sunlight. It is a work that ties together the desperate battle that the 2-28 Infantry...
Tribute to a Generation: World War II Memorial Nears Completion
They fought on foreign shores, flew through enemy skies and risked their lives to liberate the world. Now the veterans of World War II are awaiting their own tribute in the shadow of the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C....
Two Rhode Island National Guard Soldiers Die in Iraq
On Monday, September 1, 2003, three soldiers from the 115th Military Police Company, Rhode Island Army National Guard, were escorting a convoy along Main Supply Route Tampa south of Baghdad. At 3:15 PM, an explosion from an improvised explosive device...
United States Army at War: 9/11 through Iraq
United States Army at War: 9/11 Through Iraq F. Clifton Berry Jr. Naval Institute Press. 182 pages; color and black & white illustrations; maps; index; $34.95.When the nation came under attack on September 11, 2001, the U.S. Army sprang into action....
Vanguard of American Atomic Deterence: The Sandia Pioneers, 1946-1949
Vanguard of American Atomic Deterrence: The Sandia Pioneers, 1946-1949. James L. Abrahamson and Paul H. Carew. Praeger. 181 pages; photographs; maps; index; $64.95.In August 1946 Gen. Leslie Groves, chief of the Manhattan Project, ordered Col. Gilbert...