ARMY Magazine August 2003 

Volume 53, Number 8

Listed below are selected articles and features of our August 2003 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

By Gen. Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
The size of the Army's force, one adequate for its mission, should have a significant influence on its final design.

Reflections of a Former Troop Leader
By Maj. Gen. Guy S. Meloy, USA Ret.
Some words of advice from a commander.

 Selected Features

Long Ride, Fleeting Glory
By Dennis Steele
Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) fought their way across hundreds of miles of desert in western Iraq to reach their objective: Baghdad.

Nuclear Bees in North Korea
By Col. John M. Collins, USA Ret.
While there are several military preemptive strike options for attacking North Korea, all present dangerous risks.

Army Transformation Returns to Louisiana
By Scott R. Gourley
In the same area where the Louisiana maneuvers prepared the Army for World War II, today’s Army trains with the Stryker for tomorrow’s wars.

Our Purple Heart Heritage
By Col. George Merlin Gallagher, USA Ret.
With origins in the American Revolution, the Purple Heart honors the sacrifices of the men and women of the U.S. military.

A Unique Partnership to Support the Army's Acquisition Needs
By Brig. Gen. William F. Engel, USA Ret., and Daniel C. Hicks
The collaboration of White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico and Fort Bliss in Texas provides a new installation model for Army Transformation.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed


Lewis & Clark—Tailor Made, Trail Worn: Army Life, Clothing, & Weapons of the Corps of Discovery
Robert J. Moore Jr. and Michael Haynes

Terrible Terry Allen: Combat General of World War II–The Life of an American Soldier
Gerald Astor

Major General Maurice Rose: World War II’s Greatest Forgotten Commander
Steven L. Ossad and Don R. Marsh