ARMY Magazine September 2002 

Volume 52, Number 9

Listed below are selected articles and features of our September 2002 issue. To read all the articles in ARMY Magazine, join AUSA and get a subscription as part of your membership.

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 Front & Center

Challenges of Urban Warfare as We Transform
By Lt. Gen. Edwin P. Smith
The full spectrum of world cityscapes must help prompt thinking about urban warfare as a condition-set norm for our Army and other service transformations, ongoing and anticipated.

What to Hope For
By Gen. Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
Hope is not a method, but we need it today if only to hope that our military leaders will not be incorporating it in any future plans or strategies.

The Korean War at 50
September 1952 Timeline

 Selected Features

The Siege at Chipyong-ni
By Lt. Col. Keith Alan Landry
In one of the most bitterly contested engagements of the Korean War, Col. Paul Freeman defended the surrounded town of Chipyong-ni from the Chinese Communist Forces for ten days. Col. Freeman’s organizational leadership during the battle is worthy of study by all officers.

Forgotten Fronts, Forgotten Heroes
By Dennis Steele
U.S. soldiers have helped keep the peace in Bosnia for nearly seven years and for more than three years in Kosovo. As time passes, success in the Balkans has become increasingly overlooked.

Rapid Guardian—Testing the Big Stick
By Dennis Steele
The Rapid Guardian exercise tested U.S. Army Europe’s capability to quickly reinforce the Balkans.

Sergeants' Time
By Dennis Steele
The Bosnia and Kosovo missions are primarily accomplished at the squad and section levels. Two NCOs talk about their jobs.

FOB Connor—On the Dark Side of Bosnia
By Dennis Steele
Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Connor patrol some of the bloodiest territory of the Bosnian war.

Keeping Watch on Kosovo
By Dennis Steele
Soldiers help maintain the peace in Kosovo from bases scattered around their sector.

Training—Keeping the Peace While Preparing for War
By Dennis Steele
Soldiers and small units have been able to continue warfighting training while conducting the peacekeeping mission.

West Point in the Making of America, 1802-1918
By Brig. Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, USA Ret.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will display the history of the United States Military Academy, emphasizing the early military history and development of the nation.

America's Hispanics in America's Wars
By Col. Gilberto Villahermosa
From the American Revolution to today, Americans from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America have risked their lives in defense of the United States.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed


The Path to Victory: America’s Army and the Revolution in Human Affairs
Donald E. Vandergriff

Matthew B. Ridgway: Soldier, Statesman, Scholar, Citizen
George C. Mitchell

Portraits: 9/11/01: The Collected “Portraits of Grief” from The New York Times
Foreword by Howell Raines. Introduction by Jenny Scott