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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. 8, August

1st Infantry Division Soldiers Honor D-Day Heroes
Each year on June 6, America focuses on the successful invasion of Normandy in 1944 by Allied forces during World War II. The D-Day assault along the coast of northern France - the largest amphibious assault in the history of warfare - broke a seemingly...
'An Army at the Crossroads'-A Counterview
During a November 2008 visit to the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, Army Chief of Staff GEN George W. Casey Jr. provided his perspective on the Army's frequent deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He said:The Army is out of balance. We're deploying...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Avion, Inc
Corporate Structure- President: Gary W. Donald. Number of Employees: ISO. Headquarters: 7067 Old Madison Pike, Suite 170, Huntsville, AL 3580B. Telephone-. 256-721 -700B. Web site: www.avioninc.com.Avion is a veteran-owned small business providing high-quality,...
FCS Termination May Be A Blessing in Disguise
As most readers will recall, in May, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that he was terminating the vehicular portion of the Army's Future Combat System (FCS) development program. While we in the Lawton-Fort Sill, OkIa., community understandably...
Follower Robotic Vehicles Improve Convoy Safety
SGT Mark Ross is in a combat zone, behind the ivheel of an M19A3 tractor with a 5,000-gallon fuel trailer attached. The convoy is about to leave Fonvard Operating Base (FOB) Fallujah, Iraq. His convoy will deliver much-needed resupplies to FOB Warrior...
GEN McChrystal Limits Use of Force
GEN Stanley A. McChrystal, com- mander of NATO's International Secu- rity Assistance Force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, released a new tac- tical directive in July that emphasizes the importance of preventing civilian casualties. The directive,...
Green Warriors: Environmental Opportunities in Contingency Operations
Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought home the lesson that paying attention to environmental issues in contingency operations can help the Army meet mission objectives and achieve. national goals for the operati on; Careful managentent of,...
How Can an Army of Hard Heads Grow an Officer Corps Capable of Using Soft Power?
"Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety of circumstances."- Sun TzuGiven how war is evolving, is the Army culture evolving alongside it? Does the way the Army develops its...
King Henry VIII at 500
In April 1509, Henry VHl was crowned King of England. In June, he married Catherine of Aragon, and in August he procured an alliance with the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. These three events secured the 17-year-old monarch on a throne that started...
Leaders Describe How the Company Command Forum Makes a Difference
The CompanyCommand (CC) forum is a growing network of company commanders who are dedicated to the cause of exceptional leadership at the company level. Thousands of us are connecting in an ongoing conversation - sharing our hard-earned knowledge and...
President Obama Nominates MG Taluto to Head National Guard
President Barack Obama has nominated MG Joseph J. Taluto, adjutant general of the New York National Guard since 2006, as the director of the Army National Guard. If confirmed by the Senate for the three-star position overseeing more than 360,000 troops...
'Stacking Iron'-MAFEX Prepares Air Assets for Army Forcible Entry Operations
Forcible entry operations are inherently complex and always joint. Often only hours separate the alert from deployment. The demands of simultaneous deployment and employment create a distinct set of dynamics. Operations are carefully planned and rehearsed...
Stryker Update
As the U.S. Army's Stryker family of vehicles approaches the sixth anniversary of its initial combat deployment, government and industry representatives are continuing to develop and field a number of enhancements designed to increase the survivability...
The 65th Anniversary of D-Day
President Barack Obama spoke at a ceremony celerating the 65th anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France une 6. The cemetery, on bluffs overlooking Omaha Beach, is the resting place of nearly 9,400 servicemembers....
The Army Is Too Small
Any contention that the Army is too small generates both opposing views and questions about how large it should be and what structure is missing. We are told that today's technology reduces manpower requirements as technicians locate the enemy and employ...
The Unlearning We Must Do
Unlearning is one of the hardest of human activities - hard enough intellectually, even harder organizationally. Some view the 9/11 attack on the United States not just as a surprise attack, but also as a break from the past. From this perspective, everything...
Training Full Spectrum: Less Is More
Transformation is truly a never-ending journey. In the midst of fighting two wars, the Army has organizationally recreated itself within a modular formation and doctrinally grounded itself in the capstone operational concept of fidi spectrum operations.Our...