ARMY Magazine May 2006 

Volume 56, Number 5

Listed below are selected articles and features of our May 2006 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

Whither the Warrior—the Truth About Wartime Recruiting
By Tim Kane and James Jay Carafano
As America’s soldiers fight overseas, they are maligned back at home. Our wars, critics contend, are being fought on the back of the poor, the non-white and the unqualified. They’re wrong.

The Legacy of Some Very Wise Leaders
By Maj. Gen. Guy S. Meloy, USA Ret.
A retired division commander shares some wisdom from some of the best officers and NCO he knew in the Army.

 Selected Features

The United States Army Parachute Team—"The Golden Knights"
By Scott R. Gourley
These talented and skilled aerial acrobats are soldiers first and parachutists second. They proudly represent the Army in their air shows for the public.

Greater Capability for Army Logistics
By Brig. Gen. Scott G. West
The 21st Theater Support Command is transforming while fully engaged in support of the global war on terrorism and theater security operations.

Lifeline to the Front Line
By Maj. Gen. Charles W. Fletcher Jr.
Responding to Hurricane Katrina in the United States or an earthquake in Pakistan, the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command is responsible for land and ocean shipments moving worldwide.



News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


The War for Korea, 1945-1950: A House Burning
Allan R. Millett

Inside Delta Force
CSM Eric L. Haney, USA Ret.

The Report On Unidentified Flying Objects
Edward J. Ruppelt

Waiting Wives: The Story of Schilling Manor, Home Front to the Vietnam War
Donna Moreau

Securing America’s Future: National Strategy in the Information Age
Daniel M. Gerstein

Given Up For Dead: American GI’s in the Nazi Concentration Camp at Berga
Flint Whitlock

The Geeks of War: The Secretive Labs and Brilliant Minds Behind Tomorrow’s Warfare Technologies
John Edwards

The Interpreter
Alice Kaplan