Army

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Articles from Vol. 63, No. 5, May

A 'Band of Brothers' in Vietnam
A 'Band of Brothers' in Vietnam The Boys of '67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam. Andrew Wiest. Osprey Publishing. 376 pages; photographs; maps; bibliography; index; glossary; $25.95. Publisher's website: www.ospreypu blishing.com.The Vietnam War continues...
Another Cycle in War's Cat-and-Mouse Contest
Many years ago, during a White House intelligence briefing that I attended, the CIA briefer flashed an unusual photo on the screen. It revealed what appeared to be an ALFAclass nuclear attack submarine docked at the massive Soviet naval base on the Kola...
Army of 2020 Sustainment Strategy: CASCOM Looks to the Future
One recent milestone in the U.S. Army's sustainment arena involved the March 2013 Global Logistics 2020 (GL2020) Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) drill. Based at Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) at Fort Lee, Va., GL2020 ROC examined Army sustainment...
Chancellorsville at 150
Historically SpeakingThe period of April 27 through May 6 marks the 150th anniversary of the Chancellorsville, Va., Civil War campaign, a textbook example of decisive operational maneuver. The December 2012 "Historically Speaking" describes MG Ambrose...
Connor Sport Court International
AUSA Sustaining Member ProfileCorporate Structure - President and CEO: Ronald N. Cerny. Headquarters: 939 S. 700 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. (801) 972-0260. Website: www.connorsportcourt.com.Connor Sport Court International (CSCI) is the world's...
Continuing Resolution Provides Some Flexibility for DoD
A day before the continuing resolution (CR) funding the federal government expired in late March, President Barack Obama signed into law another CR - the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 - which funds the government through...
Ensuring That Land Forces Remain Decisive for NATO
An Interview with LTG Frederick (Ben) Hodges, Commanding General Allied Land Command, NATOWith its activation in November 2012 in Izmir, Turkey, Allied Land Command became tlie single land command headquarters for NATO. It replaced two force commands...
Letters
U.S. Army's Forgotten Theater* I very much appreciated the article by COL Cole C. Kingseed, U.S. Army retired ("The Pacific War: The U.S. Army's Forgotten Theater of World War ?," April) on the U.S. Army's role in the Pacific Theater during World War...
Medal Honors Chaplain
CPT Emil J. Kapaun, an Army chaplain who was attached to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, during the Korean War, is being posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House...
Reversal of Readiness
Postwar periods of reduction are always difficult. The one the nation is going through now is particularly hard. Why? First, we're not in a postwar period - we're still at war. Second, the nation seems to lack a common vision for the future, with respect...
Sequester Vector
Sequestration is upon us, and there is no lack of advice, direction or recommendations for coping with the dollar reductions facing the military services and the Defense Department, some coming from our own retired community. We know, of course, that...
Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes
Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes. Maria Goodavage. New American Library. 293 pages; color photographs; notes; $16. Publisher's website: www.us.penguingroup.com.Maria Goodavage's Soldier Dogs offers a unique window into the world...
SUSTAINMENT: Army Takes Holistic Approach to Operational Energy
One area of U.S. Army activity with direct impact on force sustainment requirements and challenges involves operational energy (OE). Often misperceived as being focused solely on the introduction of new technologies, the Army's efforts encompass a broader...
Ten Years Ago: Objective Curly
Officially, Third Army's 2003 Iraq invasion phase was called Operation Cobra II in honor of World War II's Operation Cobra, the breakout from the Normandy beachheads. It was a complex, two-pronged attack from Kuwait that essentially sent Army forces...
The Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles
The U.S. Army's family of medium tactical vehicles (FMTV) is one of the critical enablers of tactical sustainment capabilities. Composed of both 2.5-ton 4x4 light medium tactical vehicle (LMTV) and 5-ton 6x6 medium tactical vehicle (MTV) payload-class...
The 'Majestic Sweep' of a Brilliant Volume on World War II
The 'Majestic Sweep' Of a Brilliant Volume on World War II The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945. Rick Atkinson. Henry Holt and Company. 896 pages; black-and-white photographs; maps; $38. Publisher's website: www. henryholt.com.In...
Unmanned Aircraft Systems and the Next War
The First Revolution in UASThe Army has been incredibly successful in introducing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) from corps level to platoon. Although still relatively new to combined arms operations, UAS are revolutionizing how the Army fights. In...
U.S., ROK Sign Counter-Provocation Plan
In March, GEN James D. Thurman, commander, U.N. Command /Combined Forces Command /U.S. Forces Korea, and Gen. Jung Seung-jo, chairman of the South Korean military's joint chiefs of staff, signed a military contingency plan that contains mutually agreed...
World-Class Training
CompanyCommandBuilding Combat-Ready TeamsTo: Company CommandersFrom: Company CommandersTraining is our lifeblood. Only when we've sweat and bled and pushed our teams beyond their limits in training will they be exceptional in combat.Have you ever experienced...