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. 62, No. 9, September

A New Generation of Tools for America's Warfighters
Sometimes the little things can have a large tactical impact. At least that's the hope and expectation shared by several knife and tool developers who have begun to offer another new generation of tactical devices through military programs like the Rapid...
Antietam at 150
September 17 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single day in American history. The battlefield, not far from Washington, D.C., still retains much of its original character. The campaign remains a case study in operational...
Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle
The Army is completing the analysis of alternatives (AoA) for its Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV). The AMPV family will replace the M113 series of armored personnel carriers and mission-based platforms currently serving in five mission roles within...
A Welcome Return to the Guam Doctrine
On June 28, with most of the nation's news media preoccupied with the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, CNN quietly reported Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's announcement that the U.S. military soon will...
Boots on the Ground: Vital in Peacetime, Too
USAREUR at the Vanguard of Multilevel Multinational EngagementThe dim cargo bed of a Lithuanian military truck served as the unlikely nexus of U.S. military strategy as it applies to foreign military engagement and multinational training, but as raindrops...
Counterterrorism Post-9/11
Counterterrorism Post-9/11 Find, Fix, Finish: Inside the Counterterrorism Campaigns That Killed Bin Laden and Devastated Al-Qaeda. Aki Peritz and Eric Rosenbach. Public Affairs. 308 pages; appendices; notes; indices; $27.99. Publisher website: www. publicaffairsbooks.com.In...
Defending the Alamo
Defending the Alamo The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo - and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation, fames Donovan. Little, Brown & Company. 501 pages; black-and-white photographs; maps; notes; bibliography; appendices; index; $29.99....
Hot Topics
A recent issue of TIME magazine devoted its cover story to the growing problem of soldier suicides. The article dealt principally with anecdotal accounts of two soldiers whose deaths surprised - perhaps shocked - their families, friends and colleagues....
Investing in the Warfighter of 2020
As the drawdown in Afghanistan accelerates and the footholds of democracy go deeper in Iraq, the U.S. Army must reset and re-equip while facing a dramatic reduction in resources. Yet a backdrop of persistent conflict covers the world from Syria to Somalia....
Letters
'Remarkable Lieutenants'* COL Cole C. Kingseed, U.S. Army retired, showcased Winfield Scott's true greatness and the contributions of his lieutenants during the war with Mexico in his fine July article, "Winfield Scott's Remarkable Lieutenants." Although...
Mission Command and Army Training Doctrine
"Train as you fight" is one of the most essential principles of Army training doctrine, yet for more than 10 years this principle has been applied only partially. Why? Because fighting has been mostly decentralized and training mostly centralized. The...
Mission Command Battle Lab Examines Transforming the Force
Wanted: A modernized, expeditionary land force that can prevent conflict through influence, deterrence and credibility; shape the operational environment through enduring relationships with other armies; and win the nation's wars with trained, equipped...
NATO Reports Increased Attacks in Afghanistan
Monthly trends released by NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in late July indicate that enemyinitiated attacks (EIAs) in Afghanistan rose 11 percent from April through June compared to the same quarter in 2011. June accounted for...
Partnering with Kuwaiti Land Forces
To: Company CommandersFrom: Company Commanders of 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division (Iron Horse)Deployments to Iraq may have ended, but deployments to the Arabian Peninsula have not. Last December, we - the troopers of 1st Armored...
Riot Control 101
In early 1980 the Cuban economy was going from sad to pathetic. Encouraged by relatives in Florida, many small groups of Cubans were evading police to flee the island, while others were clamoring at the gates of friendly embassies seeking asylum. Surprising...
Shiloh's Significance
Shiloh's Significance Shiloh, 1862. Winston Groom. The National Geographic Society. 446 pages; black-and-white photographs; maps; notes; index; bibliography; $30.00. www.nationalgeographic.com/ books.In considering the Battle of Shiloh on April 6-7,...
Thomas G. Faria Corporation
AUSA Sustaining Member ProfileCorporate Structure - Founded 1956 by Thomas G. Faria Sr. President and CEO: David M. Hrckey. Headquarters: P.O. Box 983, 385 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT 06382. Telephone: 860-848-9271. Website: www.faria-instruments.com.The...
William McKinley: The Veteran's President William McKinley: The Veteran's President
No American President had a greater awareness of the importance of military veterans in our national life than William McKinley or did more to recognize them. Today, however, that remains a neglected chapter in the history of his public service.McKinley's...