ARMY Magazine August 2004 

Volume 54, Number 8

Listed below are selected articles and features of our July 2004 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

Mistakes Beget Wiser Colonels and Generals
By Maj. Gen. Guy S. Meloy, USA Ret.
"If the Army ever ... fails to underwrite honest mistakes or bows to external pressures and begins to treat a mistake as a kiss of death instead of a valuable teaching point, we are in trouble."

 Selected Features

‘Bloody April’
By Dennis Steele
Clashes throughout Iraq in April claimed the lives of more American troops than in any other month of the conflict.

Tension in the Air
By Dennis Steele
Soldiers conducted preventive security and stabilization missions in Baghdad as tensions rose in the weeks leading up to major attacks against American forces in the capital.

The Siege of Raider Base
By Dennis Steele
On the western outskirts of Baghdad, a company team held a former Iraqi police station against an onslaught.

TRADOC Seeks Wartime Solutions From Rapid Equipping Force
By Tim Kennedy
The Army’s Rapid Equipping Force creates solutions and gets them to the soldier in the field to help win the war on terror.

Basic Combat Training: Flashbacks and Forecasts
By Col. John M. Collins, USA Ret.
The "bad old days" of training—from the late 1950s to the early 1960s—are behind the U.S. Army, but today’s personnel shortages could lead to a weakening of basic combat training.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed


The Iraq War: Strategy, Tactics, and Military Lessons
Anthony H. Cordesman

On Hallowed Ground: The Last Battle for Pork Chop Hill
Bill McWilliams

Voices of Valor: D-Day: June 6, 1944
Douglas Brinkley and Ronald J. Drez