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Articles from Vol. 62, No. 7, July

2012 ARMY Magazine Photo Contest
Sponsored by the Association of the U.S. ArmyThe Association of the U.S. Army is pleased to announce its annual ARMY Magazine photo contest. Amateur and professional photographers are invited to enter.The winning photographs will be published in ARMY...
88ms: Not Just Truck Drivers
There is a myth that is still promulgated these days in some military circles that suggests 88Ms are just truck drivers. Military leaders and soldiers realize, as we sit at an inflection point for our Army and look to transform ourselves effectively...
Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi's Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq
Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi's Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq. Richard Bonin. Doubleday. 262 pages; index; $27.95. Publisher website: www. randomhouse.com.As its subtitle indicates, Arrows of the Night is a biography of Ahmad Chaiabi, but it also...
AT THE TIP OF THE SPEAR: Mission Command on the Move in a Networked Force
Throughout the history of the United States Army, commanders and leaders at all echelons ommand, during even, war, have recognized the necessity of leading from the front. Ilu\ have positioned themselves at the decisive point and moment on the battlefield...
AUSA Sustaining Member Profile Amtech, LLC
Corporate Structure - President and CEO: Douglas Christie. Headquarters: 180 East Jones Road, Wapato, WA 98951. Telephone: 509-877-2228. Website: www.amtechcorp.com.Founded in 1987, Amtech, LLC is a recognized leader in the design, development and molding...
Back to the Future: Retaining Reservists in an Era of Limited Funding
A popular World War I song asked, "How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen Paree?" That question sums up what LTG Jack Stultz and LTG Jeffrey W Talley, former and current Chief of the Army Reserve respectively, have been wondering for...
Best Army Tank Crew: The Sullivan Cup Tanker Competition Aims at a Bigger Target
The U.S. Army Armor Center and School at Fort Benning, Ga., hosted the inaugural competition to select the Army's best tank crew in May with the overarching goal of advancing the Armor Corps in the long term.With the contest theme "Forge the Thunderbolt"...
Cain at Gettysburg
Cain at Gettysburg. Ralph Peters. Tor Forge. 432 pages; $25.99. Publisher website: http://us.macmillan.com.During the American Civil War, Union and Confederate soldiers would talk about seeing "the elephant." The elephant was their term for being under...
CompanyCommand Building Combat-Ready Teams
To: Future Platoon LeadersProm: Current and Past Platoon LeadersAdvice for New LieutenantsLife accelerates quickly for second lieutenants. Their college days are over; their professional careers have begun. Within their first year they attend their branch-specific...
Congress Expands Army's Early Discharge Authority
In June, the Army began implementing its authority to discharge some soldiers three months to one year before their official date of separation, commonly known as their expiration term of service.While the decision to expand the Army's power to separate...
First Female Soldiers Report to Brigade Combat Teams
In May, the 4th Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky., welcomed the first Army women to its ranks. The 35 women who joined the 101st are among more than 200 participating in the Women in Service Review, a DoD initiative...
Harrison's Landing at 150
July 2nd marks the 150th anniversary of the withdrawal of MG George B. Mclellan's demoralized Army of the Potomac into Harrison's Landing along the banks of the James River in Virginia. This brought the ambitious Peninsular Campaign of 1862 to an inglorious...
History Lessons
The end of World War II and the precipitate and devastating dismantling of the American armed forces led, by 1947, to some serious rethinking of our national strategy and the requirements for the military capabilities to support it. There had been a...
Letters
Our Honored Dead, Overseas'* As a U.S. Army officer who has served most of my near-30-year career overseas, I found BG John Brown's "Historically Speaking" article in the May issue to be a very good summary of the cemeteries and monuments abroad that...
Reconsidering a Forgotten Year
Reconsidering a Forgotten Year The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Lost War, 1943. Robert M. Citino. The University Press of Kansas. 410 pages; black-and-white photographs; maps; notes; index; $34.95. Publisher website: www.kansaspress.ku.edu.With the...
The Loyal Translator Dilemma
American soldiers engaged in combat in the Netherlands in World War II were cheerful friends of Dutch youth but reluctant to trust adults because it was widely believed that Dutch resistance was thoroughly compromised by German counterintelligence. Any...
The U.S. Army Warrant Officer Corps Still a Work in Progress
The Army warrant officer corps continues the evolution that began almost a century ago and that grew over the decades in overall complexion, recognition, responsibility, application and training through legislation, changes in policy and regulations....
Understanding the Fifth Offensive
Understanding the Fifth Offensive Passing the Test: Combat in Korea, April-June, 1951. Edited by William T. Bowers and John T. Greenwood. The University Press of Kentucky. 488 pages; black-and-white photographs; maps; notes; index; $40. An AUSA title,...
Wiki at War: Conflict in a Socially Networked World
Wiki at War: Conflict in a Socially Networked World. James fay Carafano. Texas A&M University Press. 326 pages. Website: www.tamupress.com.James Jay Carafano's Wiki at War: Conflict in a Socially Networked World is an intriguing book. Carafano covers...
Winfield Scott's Remarkable Lieutenants
"I give it as my fixed opinion, that but for our graduated cadets [from West Point], the war between the United States and Mexico might, and probably would have lasted some four or five years, with, in its first half, more defeats than victories falling...
WIN-T Increment 2: Cornerstone of Army Network Modernization
One critical aspect of the Army's recent Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 12.2, held at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., from May through June, was the Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) event for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical...