ARMY Magazine January 2005 

Volume 55, Number 1

Listed below are selected articles and features of our January 2005 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

Winning Iraqi Hearts and Minds
By Capt. Bill Putnam
Although the coalition needs to continue to work with the middleman media outlets, it should stop using them as the direct interlocutor between it and the Iraqi people and create its own television station and newspaper. The coalition should also eliminate the monopoly the anti-coalition forces have over the rumor mill on Iraq’s streets.

Why Public Affairs Is Not Information Operations
By Col. William M. Darley
Media access to our servicemembers together with honesty and forthright release of information in a timely fashion has proven over time to be among the most powerful elements of perception influence the military has with regard to garnering public trust and support for the military even during periods of domestic political acrimony and unrest.

Full-Time Support for Part-Time Soldiers Is Essential for Unit Readiness
By Stephen J. Glenz and Col. Gary C. Howard, USAR Ret.
With America at war, the Army Reserve is more important than ever, and so is its readiness.

 Selected Features

Transforming Advanced Military Education for the 21st Century
By James J. Schneider
"Whatever the future holds for advanced military education, one thing seems fairly clear: the classroom increasingly will become less a place than a state of mind."

So, You’re Going to Iraq
By Capt. Christopher L. Budihas
A captain from the 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Light) offers some suggestions for units in Iraq to achieve their goals during their tours of duty.

U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy: The Founding
By SMA William G. Bainbridge, USA Ret., and Col. Karl R. Morton, USA Ret.
A number of hurdles had to be jumped in order to get the Sergeants Major Academy open for its first classes in January of 1973. Since then the Academy has become a great success.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed


Masters of Chaos: The Secret History of the Special Forces
Linda Robinson

Profiles in Terror: The Guide to Middle East Terrorist Organizations
Aaron Mannes

The Americans at Normandy: The Summer of 1944—The American War from the Normandy Beaches to Falaise
John C. McManus

Steel Victory: The Heroic Story of America’s Independent Tank Battalions at War in Europe
Harry Yeide

West Point Sketch Book: USMA Bicentennial Edition
James E. Foley, John D. Hart and Ernie Webb