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. 54, No. 12, December

Air and Missile Defense Soldiers: Historic Transformation
The Army is facing the greatest challenge of the 21st century, winning the war against terrorism while transforming to meet an-adaptive, unconventional foe. The world has changed dramatically since 3,000 citizens were killed in the. World Trade Center,...
AUSA's 50th Annual Meeting: A Tribute to the American Soldier/And an Extension of the Soldier's Creed
To the left as you enter SMA Kenneth O. Preston's outer office, a cardboard placard stands on the countertop separating his small personal staff from the waiting area. On it is printed the Warrior Ethos, the second paragraph of the Soldier's Creed: "I...
Flagging A Transforming Army
The division organizational structure existing on 9/11 was well suited to the strategy and tactics of the Cold War and flexible response, but regardless of the variety of units, many of them specialized, the basic mission of the division has remained...
Four More Years: President Bush Wins
President George W. Bush won his bid for reelection, beating Sen. John F. Kerry in a close election. The President won 51.1 percent of the popular vote and 286 electoral votes. He needed 270 to win.At his victory celebration, President Bush commended...
Last Letters Home: Voices of Americans from the Battlefields of Iraq
Last Letters Home: Voices of Americans from the Battlefields of Iraq. The Editors of LIFE Books. LIFE Books. 128 pages; color photographs; $23.95.There is something special about letters written in a war zone. They seem more affectionate, more resolute....
Lessons Learned from the Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge is a timeless battle study because of its historic value for students of modern-day operations, tactics and doctrine. This famous battle embodies many principles and tenets of the operational art of war as practiced by Napoleon,...
Letters
Make Room* I am writing about Col. Jay Parker's article "Make Room for the Future" ("Front & Center," November). I could not agree more. The Army is not only confronted with the challenge to manage the turbulence caused by reorganization in the midst...
Limited Defensive Operations
The proliferation of advanced technology, weapons of mass destruction and the ballistic missiles that can deliver them, constitute some of the most significant threats to our nation's security in the near- to mid-term. In 1972, only nine countries possessed...
Major Combat in Iraq
An estimated 15,000 U.S. and Iraqi troops encircled Fallujah and then began a major assault on November 8, in an operation named Al Fajr (the Iraqi term for "dawn"), to eliminate the resistance there. Before the offensive, British troops had moved north...
Our Army at War-Relevant and Ready
AUSA's 50th Annual MeetingThe American soldier was at the forefront of AUSA's 2004 Annual Meeting and exposition, held for the second year at the new Washington, D.C. Convention Center in the heart of the capital.More than 32,000 people attended the...
Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston's Remarks George Catlett Marshall Memorial Dinner Washington, D.C. October 27, 2004
This is a great honor tonight, and I accept the George C. Marshall award on behalf of all of our American soldiers.Gen. Sullivan, to you and all the leadership of the Association of the United States Army from all of us who currently wear or have worn...
SMDC: Here and Now, Relevant and Ready
The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) is widely known for its proud heritage and contributions as a major Army command, responsible for space and missile defense. Although correct, it is not a...
Steps and Missteps in the War on Terrorism
Steps and Missteps in the War on Terrorism Finishing Business: 10 Steps to Defeat Global Terror. Harlan K. Ullman. Naval Institute Press. 245 pages; index; $29.95; AUSA members, $17.37 plus shipping.Defeating the threat of global terrorism is a strategic...
Technology Initiatives in Support of Joint Warfighters-Seamless Integration from Space to Mud
The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) provides selected Army forces and capabilities to the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) as its Army service component command. USSTRATCOM is responsible for the conduct of global warfighting missions...
The Americans at D-Day: The American Experience at the Normandy Invasion
The Americans at D-Day: The American Experience at the Normandy Invasion. John C. McManus. Forge Books. 400 pages; black and white photographs; maps; index; $26.95D-Day was a pivotal moment in world history. It was the day the United States stopped being...
The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon
The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon. Alex Kershaw. Da Capo Press. 336 pages; black and white photographs; maps; index; $25.Alex Kershaw has done it again. The author of The Bedford Boys,...
The NASA Detachment at Houston, Texas: Army Astronauts Lead the Way
The U.S. Army has a proud tradition of contributing to the nation's space program. In 1956, the Army Ballistic Missile Agency was established at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., to develop the Jupiter intermediate-range ballistic missile. On January...
The Role of Propaganda in Fighting Terrorism
The United States generally fights conventional wars well. We don't always operate at peak form, but that's not because we lack knowledge or experience. Even if we didn't have everything precisely right in the Balkans, Somalia or certainly Vietnam, we...
Zeus-Humvee Laser Ordnance Neutralization System
Developed under the direction of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense command, the Zeus-Humvee laser ordnance neutralization system (HLONS) represents the first highpower laser weapon system to successfully engage and neutralize unexploded ordnance...