Army

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. 53, No. 4, April

.50-Caliber Sniper Rifle
Tactical capabilities in the ongoing global war on terror provide new meaning to the old telephone marketing slogan, "Reach out and touch someone." Specifically, one of the most recent additions to the U.S. Army arsenal satisfies this country's post...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Engineered Support Systems, Inc
Corporate Structure: Founded: 1982. Chairman of the Board & CEO: Michael F. Shanahan Sr. Number of Employees: 2,500. Headquarters: 201 Evans Lane, St. Louis, MO 63121. Net Revenues: $382.9 million. Web site: www.engineeredsupport.com.Engineered Support...
Enabling Strategic Responsiveness
Army Objective Force units, as part of a joint, interagency and multinational team, will see first, understand first, act first, and finish decisively to dominate future land operations and provide the decisive complement to air, sea and space operations...
Evolving Roles of the Battalion XO in Host Nation Operations
In March 2002, the 2nd Squadron, 6th Air Cavalry, stationed at Illesheim, Germany, conducted the first gunnery by a U.S. unit in the Czech Republic. As the main effort for the aerial gunnery the squadron staff was afforded significant autonomy by higher...
From Cobra to Anaconda: Some Thoughts on Air-Ground Cooperation
Several years ago I stood in Normandy overlooking the St. Lo-Periers Road with the commanding generals of the U.S. Army and Air Force in Europe. We were visiting a famous battlespace-the scene of Operation Cobra, the breakout from the Normandy beachhead,...
Letters
Kudos to ARMY* Wow! You have finally broken the code: a magazine about soldiers, for soldiers, with lots of solid photos showing what it is that our men and women do to earn a living while deployed. Great job on devoting a large portion of the March...
Maneuver Sustainment in a Transforming Army
The world continues to change; so, too, have our adversaries and our allies. In the conduct of warfare, we continually confront new threats, evolving technologies and a diverse range of missions in joint, interagency and multinational coalitions.Sustaining...
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.WILLIAM S. SITMANRank and organization: Sergeant First Class,...
Munitions Transformation
Imagine a scenario in which the Army launched a program to develop the next generation shoulder-fired anti-tank weapon. The requirements included a disposable launcher, coupled with enhanced sighting and target discretion capability, increased range,...
Novel Analysis of Combat Trauma Offers Advice for Healing & Prevention
Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming. Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D. Scribner. 331 pages; appendixes; notes; index; $25.As our country inexorably moves toward war with Iraq, maintains peacekeeping forces from the Sinai Desert to...
Reading about War to Train for War
American Soldiers: Ground Combat in the World Wars, Korea, & Vietnam. Peter S. Kindsvatter. Foreword by Russell F. Weigley. University Press of Kansas. 432 pages; notes; index; photographs; $34.95.Peter Kindsvatter, retired lieutenant J. colonel...
Riveting Narrative Authentically Depicts WW II Occupied France
In the Shadows of War. An American Pilot's Odyssey Through Occupied France and the Camps of Nazi Germany. Thomas Childers. Henry Holt & Co. 445 pages; photographs; maps; notes; index; $27.50.A professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania,...
Signal Command Provides Commercial Communications in Afghanistan
"Communications and information systems are essential for the conduct of military operations, and the global war on terrorism is no different," said Maj. Gen. James C. Hylton, commander of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Army...
Sun Tzu's Bad Advice: Urban Warfare in the Information Age
"The worst policy is to attack cities. Attack cities only when there is no alternative."-Sun Tzu, The Art of WarIt is time for a revolution in our thinking about urban warfare. For too long the American military establishment has been reading the wrong...
Sustainment of the Army Depends on Continuing Logistics Transformation
"We have little water, less food, no sleep for the past three days, and we only have 10 rounds per Afghan soldier. We are attacking, we are attacking."-Message sent to the Pentagon from a Special Forces captain operating in the field with Northern Alliance...
The Korean War at 50: April 1953
1 The U.N. Joint Psychological Warfare Committee approves Operation Moolah, which offered $100,000 and political asylum to the first enemy pilot to land a MiG fighter at Kimpo Airfield in South Korea. Almost two million leaflets are dropped over enemy...