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Articles from Vol. 60, No. 11, November

Abraham Lincoln's Election at 150
This month's "Historically Speaking" is the first of about a dozen "Historically Speaking" articles in the next six years recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.November 6 marks the 150th anniversary of the election of Abraham Lincoln to...
A Campaign of Learning to Achieve Institutional Adaptation
A Dialogue About Our ArmyAbout 18 months ago, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command launched a campaign of learning for our Army to consider how we learn and adapt to meet the challenges of the 21stcentury security environment. That's not to say that...
A Soldier's Thoughts on Training, Leadership
There are lots of perks associated with being the deputy commanding general for initial military training (DCG-IMT). I have the opportunity to travel around Army and joint training bases where soldiers learn their skills and leaders sharpen their own....
Betss-C
First introduced in 2004, the Empire Challenge series of demonstration events focuses on cutting-edge command-and-control and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions and capabilities that address today's problems and operational needs...
Charting the Army's Direction
Our projection of the future operational environment, coupled with these sigtials and cumulative lessons learned from the past years of conflict, spurred the Army's shift to a new conceptual framework to deal with the growing ambiguity, complexity, uncertainty...
Economy of Force to Strategic Cornerstone: The Past, Present and Future of the Afghan National Security Forces
In late 2009, the development of the Afghan national security forces (ANSF) was at a crossroads. For more than eight years, the international community had struggled to build a force that was large enough and capable enough to provide safety and security...
Harsh Lessons from Task Force Smith
5 Jul 50 ... we met vehicles and American PWs. We also saw some American dead. We found 4 of our destroyed tanks. Near Osan there was a great battle.- Diary of a dead North Korean soldierTask Force Smith was born in the late evening of June 30 when the...
Haven Behavioral Healthcare, Inc
AUSA Sustaining Member ProfileCorporate Structure- Founded: 2006. CEO and President: Vernon Westrich. Headquarters: 852 West Iris Drive, Nashville, TN 37204. Telephone: 615-250-9500. Fax: 615-250-9515. Web site: www.havenbehavioral.com.War today has...
Letters
'Soldier's Medal'* I greatly appreciated the article "A Soldier's Medal" in the August issue of ARMY and in particular the photo of (now retired) MG Alan Bell presenting the award to a fellow Army Reserve soldier. I wanted to point out that MG Bell is...
My Soldiers' Mile: A Reflection on Service
Letter to a SoldierDear Rick,I went for a run today. It sounds so simple. But the struggle started when I woke up this morning and realized that I was so tired - too tired to get Iris out of bed on time so that I could take her with me for a cool summer...
New China Report Underscores What We Don't Know
Although overshadowed by reports from Iraq, whence the so-called last combat troops now have pulled out, and from Afghanistan, where the Taliban insurgency continues to metastasize, in August the Pentagon finally released the unclassified version of...
News Call
Change of Command for Operation New DawnThe September 1 name change from Operation Iraqi Freedom to Operation New Dawn, coupled with the transfer of command of U.S. Forces-Iraq from GEN Raymond T. Odierno to GEN Lloyd J. Austin III, signified a shift...
New Volume Brings Eisenhower to Life
New Volume Brings Eisenhower to Life Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969. David Eisenhower with Julie Nixon Eisenhower. Simon & Schuster. 336 pages; black-and-white photographs; index; $28.Despite the plethora...
Restoration: A Challenging Demand
The Army is not going to need a renaissance - something akin to a rebirth - but it will need a restoration of culture, qualities and capabilities that have eroded during the past nine years as it has been expending itself in Iraq and Afghanistan. That...
Sowing Seeds to Cultivate Future Army Leaders
With the continuous deployment of units over the past nine years and before that, to a lesser extent, the peace operations in Bosnia and Kosovo, the U.S. Army has lost many of its core competencies and training skills. One of those degraded skills is...
Standards on Remote Outposts
Company CommandBuilding Combat-Ready TeamsTo: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersWhen we put a small element - a squad or a platoon - on a remote outpost by itself for long periods of time, it's likely that some standards will slide. How do we...
The Fighting Doughboys of the American Expeditionary Forces
In assessing the reasons for the Allied victory during World War I, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) commander GEN John J. (Black Jack) Pershing noted that 'upon the young commanders of platoons, companies and battalions fell the heaviest burden."...
The Future of Foreign Affairs: Between 'Unity and Anarchy'
The Future of Foreign Affairs: Between 'Unity and Anarchy' Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power. Robert D. Kaplan. Random House. 384 pages; maps; index; $28.In his new book, Monsoon, Robert D. Kaplan takes his considerable expertise...
The U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft System Training Battalion
Anoted in the foreword to the recently released US. Army Roadmap for UAS [unmanned aircraft systems] 2010-2035, "The U.S. Army began combat operations in October 2001 with 54 operational Hunter and Shadow unmanned aircraft. Today, the Army has over 4,000...
To Bring about a Better Peace
I know that I am emotionally tied to this war - the war against al Qaeda, its associates and its ideology. How could I not be? I've seen this war end lives and change lives, not just those of soldiers, but those of soldiers' families, and civilians -...
Wars Are Easier to Get into Than out Of
There is no reliable blueprint for war because the situations that lead to warfare develop unexpectedly and unpredictably. The expected cases are usually deterred. Furthermore, warfare is a state of affairs in which the statesman and the general seek...