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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 3, March

An Important Chapter in the Search for Culpability
An Important Chapter in the Search for Culpability Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies that Led to Vietnam. Maj. H.R. McMaster. HarperCollins. 446 pages; photographs; notes; abbreviations; bibliography;...
Army Installations: Supporting the War and Transforming
September 11, 2001 changed the nation, and it changed the Army. The Army is now at war and transforming, and installations are a key part of both. Make no mistake, "Army Installations" is big business: a $12+ billion per year budget supports 181 Army...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: JIL Information Systems, Inc
Corporate Structure: Founded: 1985. Number of Employees: 240. President: Bailey Walsh. Address: 1608 Spring Hill Road, Suite 300, Vienna, VA 22182. Revenues 2003: $28.1M. Telephone: (703) 749-1260. Fax: (703) 749-1270. Business development e-mail: austin@jil.com....
Buffalo
One of the latest additions to the U.S. Army's emerging counterinsurgency arsenal traces its origins to the struggles against earlier insurgencies on the African continent.Manufactured by Force Protection, Inc., the Buffalo is a new, heavyweight armored...
Company Command: Building Combat-Ready Teams: Redeployed-Now What?
CC is Company Commanders. We are in an ongoing professional conversation about leading soldiers and building combat-ready teams. The conversation is taking place on front porches, around Humvee hoods, in CPs, mess halls and FOBs around the world. By...
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. Laurence Gonzales. W.W. Norton & Company. 319 pages; index; $14.95.Varied Fare"I guess his number was up." This and other fatalistic sayings have been a part of the military experience for some time. Everyone...
Gauging the Benefits, Perils of Iraqification
According to a recent story in the Los Angeles Times, "U.S. military commanders increasingly believe that American troops will never entirely defeat Iraqi insurgents and now plan to reduce offensive operations and focus on training Iraqi security forces."Attributing...
IMA-Making Installations A Better Place to Live, Work, Train and Play
Army installations are cities unto themselves, communities providing facilities, services and programs that cater to people's everyday needs. At the same time, installations play a vital role in preparing soldiers to defend the nation's interests. Dedicated...
Iraq Holds Elections
Iraq held its first free election on January 30. The turnout was much higher than expected as millions of Iraqis stood in lines to vote, sometimes braving insurgent fire to reach the polls and cast their ballots. In Baghdad, some Iraqis walked 20 kilometers...
It's Time to Amend an Unworkable Policy
A while back, in a column concerning military fitness standards and gender, I wrote, "Those who argue that military women offer little to compensate for the complications introduced by their presence haven't served recently in a military unit, or else...
Letters
* Going to IraqThe January issue includes an exceptionally valuable article by Capt. Christopher L. Budihas entitled "So, You're Going to Iraq." In that article he emphasizes what he refers to as "the five pillars." All of them make good sense and have...
Our Mesopotamian Foes: Just Who Are They?
For more than three years the nation has been at war against global terrorism. In that time the struggle has branched out from the stunning attacks on the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon to involve vigorous air and ground reactions and the...
President Sends $419.3 Billion DoD Budget to Congress
FY 2006 Defense Budget. On February 7, President George W. Bush sent his budget request of $419.3 billion for the Department of Defense to Congress for fiscal year (FY) 2006. The budget represents a five percent increase over last year's budget. It includes...
Reshaping America's Army
A Proposal for the Future ArmyAmong the Army Reorganization Plan's objectives is trimming headquarters to just two unit of employment (UE) designs-UEx and UEy. UE is a temporary identity adopted to avoid sidetracking the Army's reorganization scheme...
The Asymmetric Warfare Group: Closing the Capability Gaps
"Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) have shown that insurgencies can arise out of regime change and can hinder follow-on stability operations. The current enemy has adopted asymmetric strategies and tactics that enable...
The Bonus Army: An American Epic
The Bonus Army: An American Epic. Paul Dickson and Thomas B. Allen. Walker & Company. 370 pages; black & white photographs; maps; appendices; index; $27.In 1932, during the depths of the Great Depression, World War I veterans who had been promised...
The Military and the Media
Three things triggered this column: the negative reaction of the major news networks to the Iraqi election; a television news panel on embedded reporters; a newspaper reporter's query concerning my reaction to the "grim milestone" of the 1,000th death...
The Role of Army Installations
Army installations are changing. Technological advancements and the need to become more efficient and effective are the driving force. The role of installations has changed significantly as well. No longer merely deployment platforms and support for...
Transforming Army Reserve Senior Leadership: A Matter of Cultural Change
"Failure in leadership, sir, from the brigade commander on down. Lack of discipline, no training whatsoever and no supervision." These were the words of Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba to the U.S. Congress, describing the failures of the Army Reserve's 800th...
Transforming Civil Affairs
Despite assertions by past and current White House residents that the United States is not in the business of nation-building, the Army's experience in Afghanistan and Iraq convinces us otherwise. Even a cursory glance at the past 15 years reinforces...