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Articles from Vol. 61, No. 8, August

AN/PSQ-20 Enhanced Night Vision Goggle
Our night vision and precision targeting devices are providing unparalleled capability for our soldiers to see in low-light and no-light conditions with accuracy and at greater ranges. The Army has now integrated and fused the functions of the Thermal...
A State with Two Stars: Missori's War within a War
Missouri was divided long before the Civil War began. Admitted to the Union in 1821 under the Missouri Compromise of 1820, which allowed lits entry as a slaveholding state, Missouri remained internally fractured over the isstje of slavery.Governorship...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Paratech
Corporate Structure - COQ: Ken Nielsen. Headquarters: 1025 Lambrecht Rd., Frankfort IL 60423. Telephone.· 1-800-4359358. Web site.· www.paratech.us.At the start of a new decade and after nearly 50 years, Paratech Incorporated, an International Organization...
Balancing Forward Prsence and Distant Engagement
As the 2012 political season gets under way, voters should soon begin hearing candidates' views concerning U.S. foreign and defense policies. While those issues took a back seat to the economy in last year's elections, 2012 is a presidential election...
Cultural Understanding
In his June article in ARMY Magazine, "How Cultural Ignorance and Cultural Arrogance Can Affect the Outcome of American Wars," Martin J. Resick stated that involved Americans must understand the cultural differences between themselves and a belligerent...
DoD and Army Leadership Change
Just before retiring at the end of June, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates sent a farewell message to every base, ship and installation thanking servicemembers and their families for their service: "It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve...
Ike's Three Great Decisions That Shaped World War II
In the 70 years since the United States embarked upon World War II, the reputations of many senior field commanders have ebbed and flowed. None has withstood the judgment of history more so than that of GEN Dwight D. (Ike) Eisenhower, Supreme Commander...
Impact of the Federal Government's Near-Shutdown
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersDid the near-shutdown of the government in April affect you or your unit? If so, how? Given all the competing demands you have, are you doing anything now to prepare for a potential recurrence? This may not...
Keeping the Cause Alive
Keeping the Cause Alive The Whites of Their Eyes: Bunker Hill, the First American Army, and the Emergence of George Washington. Paul Lockhart. Harper. 432 pages; black-and-white illustrations; maps; index; $27.99.Few battles in American history are remembered...
Leader Mentoring
One of the most important strategic responsibilities of all Army leaders is to groom the next generation of leadership, a process I call leader mentoring. Leader mentoring is an essential aspect of successful senior Army leadership and remains one of...
Letters
'Division Patches'* I read with much pleasure BG John S. Brown's very interesting, instructive and memory-arousing June "Historically Speaking" article, "Division Patches." It brought to mind a time when I had the privilege of wearing two of the largest...
Lions of Kandahar: The Story of a Fight against All Odds
Lions of Kandahar: The Story of a Fight Against All Odds. Major Rusty Bradley and Kevin Maurer. Random House. 304 pages; black-and-white photographs; $26.Lions of Kandahar: Tlxe Story of a Fight Against All Odds by MAJ Rusty Bradley and Kevin Maurer...
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II. Mitchell Zuckojf. Harper. 400 pages; black-and-ivhite photographs; index; $26.99.Former journalist Mitchell Zuckoff 's latest book is a fascinating...
MG Mary E. Clarke, USA Ret., 1924-2011
MG Mary E. (Betty) Clarke, the last director of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and the first woman to attain the rank of major general, died on June 10 at the Army Residence Community in San Antonio, Texas. She was 86. During a 36-year Army career, she...
News Call
Outgoing Commander Cites Momentum in Afghanistan"The coalition now has the momentum," LTG David M. Rodriguez, outgoing commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Joint Command, told reporters in an early July teleconference from...
Raising the Standards, Paying in Sweat
The Army's Drill Sergeant of the fear competition has evolved in recent years to become a rigorous test of physical strength, mental toughness and skill levels," reaching a pinnacle this year with the contest's move to Fort Jackson, S.C., from its traditional...
The Army Commendation Medal
On July 19, 2010, SGT Geoffrey Emschweiler's nine-person unit set out from an American - built school with Afghan soldiers and national police to patrol in Senjaray, a small town outside of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. What should have been a routine...
The Erstwhile Berlin Wall at 50
Historically SpeakingAugust 13 marks the 50th anniversary of the erection of the Berlin Wall. Most of us can remember where we were when the Wall came down, and many take just pride for their role in the Cold War that ended with the fall of the Wall....
THE U.S. ARMY: Functional Concept for Intelligence, 2016-2028
INTELLIGENCE IS NOT PASSIVE; IT IS AN ACTIVE FUNCTION OF THE Army, and it includes planning and direction, collection, processing and exploitation, analysis and production, dissemination and integration, and evaluation and feedback. The U.S. Army Functional...