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Articles from Vol. 57, No. 12, December

Accomplishments and New Milestones
The AUSA Annual Meeting in October provided an exceptional opportunity to highlight the recent accomplishments and current status of the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS).Both service and industry representatives noted several recent milestones...
Ambivalent Empire: A Book Review Essay
Ambivalent Empire: A Book Review EssayHas the United States become an empire, consciously directing the activities of lesser states to its own advantage-and perhaps to their advantage as well? Since September 11, 2001, we have seen considerable advocacy...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Parker Aerospace
Corporate structure-An operating segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation. Number of employees: 5,500. Senior Vice President, Operating Officer, Parker Hannifin Corporation; and President, Parker Aerospace: Robert P. Barker. Headquarters: Irvine, CA. Web...
Back in Action: An American Soldier's Story of Courage, Faith, and Fortitude
Back in Action: An American Soldier's Story of Courage, Faith, and Fortitude. Capt. David Rozelle. Regnery Publishing Inc. 230 pages; color photographs; $27.95.Back in Action: An American Soldier's Story of Courage, Faith, and Fortitude is the self-told...
Border Security
Border security, closely associated with both immigration and traffic in illegal drugs and contraband, has become increasingly visible as a national issue. Partisans on both sides of now stalemated efforts to advance immigration reform, for example,...
C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft
Recent experiences in overseas combat operations have demonstrated that America needs an improved capability for medium airlift inside combat theaters and in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. warfighters will soon experience that improved...
Christmas Eve in War Zone D, Vietnam
Christinas Eve 1970 was just another day and night at most of the fire bases throughout Vietnam. Fire Base Jupiter, like many fire bases, was isolated, hot, sticky, itchy, smelly, wet and muddy in monsoon seasons and with constant dust in between, totally...
Compelling Companion to the Burns Documentary
Compelling Companion to the Burns Documentary The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945. Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns. Alfred A. Knopf. 452 pages; photographs; maps; index; $50.The War, the best-selling companion volume to the PBS television series of...
Fixing the System
This article is based on remarks made by Gen. Frederick J. Kroesen, U.S. Army retired, at a conference entitled "The U.S. Citizen-Soldier at War: A Retrospective Look and the Road Ahead," sponsored by the Virginia Military Institute and the Cantigny...
Honoring Leaders Who Made a Difference
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersAs we reflect on how we came to be the leaders we are today, we are reminded of our role in developing the leaders of tomorrow. In the June 2007 CompanyCommand article, we shared the story of Hank Arnold,...
Letters
Lt. Gen. Becton* The October AUSA News announced that the 2007 George Catlett Marshall Medal would be awarded to Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton Jr., U.S. Army retired, at the AUSA Annual Meeting. This award has been presented to the officer that I have always...
Maintaining the 'Strength of the Nation'-Sustain, Prepare, Reset and Transform
"As we look to [the] future, we do so with an Army that is already stretched by the impacts of six years of war," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. during his remarks at the AUSA Annual Meeting's Eisenhower Luncheon."And while we remain...
Old Dogs Teaching New Tricks
Adaptive Leaders Course Part 2 of 2This article concludes a series on the Adaptive Leaders Course (ALC) learning model. It focuses on the centerpiece of the ALC, teachers of adaptability, and includes discussion of the certification process and implementation...
Reevaluating the Man from Abilene
Reevaluating the Man From Abilene Ike: An American Hero. Michael Korda. Harper. 780 pages; maps; black and white photographs; index; $34.95.Writing on the eve of VE-Day, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George C. Marshall noted that Gen. Dwight D. (Ike) Eisenhower...
Social Science Team Aids Army in Afghanistan
The first-ever human terrain team (HTT), a five-member group of social scientists, has helped the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division reduce violence in eastern Afghanistan. The HTT, a new counterinsurgency "weapon," is part of an experimental...
Supporting Army Families
Secretary of the Army Pete M. Geren took a firm stand in support of Army families in his keynote address at the AUSA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., in October. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Secretary Geren pledged to give Army families "a quality...
The Army's New Center of Excellence for the Professional Military Ethic
In Iraq and Afghanistan, it is very difficult to distinguish between the good guys and the bad guys. Oftentimes, after taking potshots at you, insurgents will attempt to blend back in with the local populace. Also, after an ambush, they will do the same...
The End of the Short War Fallacy
Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on September 26, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. casey Jr. made a statement that finally turns around nearly two decades of ill-founded thinking about the state of world affairs. He told the members...
The State of the Army
The following is the slightly edited speech given by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates at AUSA's 2007 Annual Meeting.Even before assuming my current job, the state of the Army was one of my chief concerns. Since then, I've had to sign orders extending...
Veterans' Disability Commission Releases Report
After two and a half years, the Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission released its more than 500-page report containing 113 recommendations. Most of those suggestions had been made earlier-either in the Wounded Warrior Assistance Act, which most experts...
What We Need: Extravagance and Shortages in America's Military
What We Need: Extravagance and Shortages in America's Military. Barrett Tillman. Zenith Press. 254 pages; index; $27.95.It's a case of good news/bad news/ worse news. The good news is that the Army is able to continue its transformation at the same time...