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Articles from Vol. 52, No. 12, December

An Anti-Patton Biography of 'A Great General'
General Patton: A Soldier's Life. Stanley P. Hirshson. HarperCollins. 826 pages; photographs; maps; endnotes; index; $34.95. Gen. George S. Patton Jr. was at times the most respected yet vilified, the most congenial yet egotistical, and the most controversial...
An Insider's Perspective: The Current State of the Army
The Future of the Army Profession. Don M. Snider and Gayle L. Watkins, project directors. Foreword by Gen. Frederick M. Franks, USA Ret. Edited by Lloyd J. Matthews. McGraw-Hill Custom Publishing. 558 pages; notes; $28.40. If we could divide commentators...
August 1944: Demonstrating the Army's Operational and Tactical Prowess
Victory at Mortain: Stopping Hitler's Panzer Counteroffensive. Mark J. Reardon. University Press of Kansas. 368 pages; maps; photographs; bibliography; index. $39.95. At first glance it is hard to imagine why there should be still another book on the...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: CAE
Corporate Structure: Number of Employees: 6,000. Founded: 1947. CEO: Derek H. Burney. Publicly Owned (TSE: CAE). Headquarters: Montreal, Canada. CAE USA Inc. headquarters: Tampa, Fla. Telephone: (813) 885-7481. Web site: www.cae.com. E-mail: milsim@cae.com....
Brandy Station: A Battle like None Other
Brandy Station: A Battle Like None Other. Richard E. Crouch. Willow Bend Books, 65 E. Main St., Westminster, MD 21157-5026 (800-876-6103). 300 pages; maps; photographs; appendices; notes; bibliography; index. $28. The June 9, 1863, battle of Brandy Station...
Dawn of the Stryker
If you want to know about the Stryker infantry carrier vehicle, ask SFC Ramon Hernandez. He's been platoon sergeant of 3rd Platoon, Company A, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry (A/5-20 Infantry) for the past three years. As such, he's been on point for development...
Developing the Technology and Systems for a Globally Integrated Air & Missle Defense
The art of warfare is undergoing a paradigm shift. Today, the most significant military threat to our national existence may not be from another superpower. As the world continues to evolve into an ever less secure environment, our potential adversaries...
"Eagle-I"
Soldier Armed The Eagle-Intel (Eagle-I), a war-- fighter support program developed and fielded for combat by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command's Army Space Program Office (ASPO), is a near real-time situational awareness system that provides...
Expending the Force II
Front&Center The October AUSA Annual Meeting offered, as always, an opportunity to hear some direct observations and expressions of concern by today's Army leaders. I was particularly interested in subjects that bore relevance to the concerns I wrote...
Letters
Artillery Support Essential As a former field artilleryman, I could not let Col. K. Kobata's recent comments (September) about my "Artillery in Afghanistan" letter to the editor (July) go unanswered. Providing artillery support to the ground troops is...
Medal of Honor Citations
Throughout the three-year commemoration of the Korean War, ARMY Magazine will publish the citations for all soldiers in the U.S. Army who received the Medal of Honor for service during this war. RALPH E. POMEROY Rank and organization: Private First Class,...
Portraits of Combat: The World War II Art of James Dietz
Portraits of Combat: The World War II Art of James Dietz. Jay Broze. Friedman/Fairfax Publishers. Distributed by Sterling Publishing. 160 pages; color and black & white illustrations; index; $29.95. Anyone familiar with World War II illustrations...
Realizing the Army Vision
Three years ago, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki announced the "Army Vision" in his keynote address at the AUSA Annual Meeting"s Eisenhower luncheon. He outlined a three-pronged approach designed to keep the force ready to confront present...
Search: Mission Essential Task for a 21st Century Conflict
This year marks the fourth year of stability and support operations for the U.S. Army in Kosovo. The current U.S. contingent to the Kosovo Force (KFOR) comes mostly from 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized). Many of the soldiers assigned to...
Space Support to a Globally Integrated Air & Missile Defense
We know that the air and missile threat to U.S. forces and interests is expanding, not only in numbers -of weapons but also in capability. As technology advances and proliferates, the number of potentially hostile countries possessing ballistic missiles,...
Terrorism: Central Threat or Diversion?
On the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, President George W. Bush said, "We will not allow any terrorist or tyrant to threaten civilization with weapons of mass murder." He thus restated the same duality...
The Army in the War against Terror
The Army continues its efforts around the world in the war against terror. At the Pentagon, Secretary of the Army Thomas E. White announced that the service is ready to carry out any mission President George W. Bush asks of it. The Secretary stressed...
The Fort Riley Sesquicentennial 2003 Calendar
Varied Fare The Fort Riley Sesquicentennial 2003 Calendar. Jack Lowell. Hawley Printing. 30 pages; black and white photos and captions; period stories; notes; $14.95 (plus $3.00 mailing); available through Jack Lowell, 3508 Amy Lane, Manhattan, KS 66503...
The Korean War at 50: December 1952
December 1952 2 President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhowe visits Korea for the days. The visit convinces him that further offensive action is useless and the struggle for the hills will only lead to more casualties. He decides to renew diplomatic efforts....
Training Required to Conduct the Air & Missile Defense Mission
AoD, combatant commanders (CCs), services and agencies have undertaken many efforts to address the mission areas of air and missile defense through mission needs statements, capstone requirements documents, operational requirements documents and operational...
U.S. Special Forces: A Guide to America's Special Operations Units
US. Special Forces: A Guide to America's Special Operations Units. Samuel A. Southworth and Stephen Tanner. Da Capo Press. 282 pages; black and white illustrations; index; softcover, $16. Another in the apparently hurried "post-September 11/Enduring...
White Sands Missile Range
Within the vast high desert of south central New Mexico lies the Department of the Army's largest piece of real estate, known as White Sands Missile Range (WSMR). As an element of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, it plays an important role...
Why We Need a Globally Integrated Air and Missile Defense
Our potential adversaries know all too clearly that it would be futile to take on the United States and our allies directly with their armies, navies and air forces. The time for that sort of attack has come and gone. Our ability, in very rapid order,...