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Articles from Vol. 58, No. 12, December

A Comprehensive & Inclusive Strategic Review Needed
The President-elect will conduct a complete strategic review of the global war against terrorism; I'm sure it has already begun. But will this review be comprehensive and inclusive enough? A comprehensive review will produce a complete and coherent understanding...
AFTER ACTION REPORT: The Surge from Gen. Petraeus' Perspective
Gen. David H. Petraeus returned to the United States from his 19-month assignment as commander of Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I) as an established icon-the architect of and, to most Americans, the human face behind the surge and its attributed triumph...
America's Army: The Strength of the Nation
The 2008 Annual Meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D. C, had a total attendance of 32,697 and featured 324 exhibits by the Army's industry partners and 94 military exhibits. Preceded...
Army Energy Goes Greener
The Army has announced various initiatives-including energy productiondesigned to reduce energy consumption, encourage the use of alternative fuels and renewable energy sources, and save money. Although the Army has reduced energy usage by 8 percent...
Army Steps Up Redeployments from Iraq
In response to dramatically lower levels of violence, the U.S. military reduced the number of combat brigades in Iraq from 15 to 14 in November, about six weeks earlier than planned. Each combat brigade has roughly 3,500 soldiers.The 2nd Brigade Combat...
A Soldier's Belated Gift
World War II letters introduce a son to his father as a young man in battleIn my last memories of my father, Paul Banks, he was a white-haired retiree puttering around the toolshed of his Massachusetts home and fussing over holes in the Red Sox lineup....
ATEC: Testing Tomorrow's Weapons for Today's Soldiers
Army transformation is yesterday's dream and today's reality. The Army is changing in ways not imagined a generation ago. All organizations within the Army are diligently working together to ensure transformation success; the Army Test and Evaluation...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Skedco, Inc
Corporate Structure - Incorporated: 1981. U.S. President: Catherine Calkin. Employees: 22. U.S. Headquarters: 10505 SW Manhasset Dr., Tualatin, OR 97062. Telephone: 800-770-7533. Web site: www.skedco.com.Born in the Montana high country, the SKED Litter...
DoD Prepared to Ease Presidential Transition
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates established a special task force months ago to ensure a smooth transition from the Bush administration to that of the President-elect. This is the first transfer of power during a time of war since 1969, when President...
Help Wanted
Serving in the military forces of the United States is an honor. The opportunity to serve with men and women who have volunteered to risk their Uves, if necessary, to protect the interests of our country is, for many, personally rewarding. But it is...
Paper Bleeds Little: Confronting the Professional Challenge of a Post-Iraq World
"And on paper very simple," Robert Jordan grinned. "On paper the bridge is blown at the moment the attack starts in order that nothing shall come up the road. It is very simple.""That they should let us do something on paper," El Sordo said. "That we...
'Reach-Back'-A New Approach to Asymmetrical Warfare Intelligence
"You don't know what you don't know." This cliché has been used countless times to describe the global war on terrorism. Unfortunately, it is an apt description: When it comes to the intelligence community, most Army officers really don't know what they...
Soldier Armed
HELLFIRE IIIn terms of versatility and flexibility, not aU weapon systems are able to meet the rapidly changing demands of today's evolving battlefields. One system that has managed to demonstrate that level of continuing responsiveness is the HELLFIRE...
The U.S. Army and the Great Depression
The news of late has been eerily remi- niscent of our slide into the Great Depression. Once again, a perfect storm combining decUning demand, indebtedness, income inequities, speculative business practices, corporate malfeasance and hemorrhaging confidence...
When Is Small Too Small?
Companies, platoons and even squads are often deployed alone to remote combat outposts as we wage the counterinsurgency fight. This tactic increases our interaction with local nationals and thus helps us to separate the enemy from the populace. But have...