ARMY Magazine December 2007 

Volume 57, Number 12

Listed below are selected articles and features of our December 2007 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

The Army's New Center of Excellence for the Professional Military Ethic
By Lt. Col. Joseph Doty, Col. Pat Sullivan and Capt. Rich Chudzik
"Clearly, there is a need for the military to establish and uphold standards for integrity and character
given the nature of ambiguous conflict in a period of stress and overstretch."


 Selected Features

Ambivalent Empire: A Book Review Essay
By Brig. Gen. John S. Brown
Five books help put America’s post-9/11 international affairs into a revealing perspective on America’s ambivalence to empire as well as the ramifications of taking on that role.

Adaptive Leaders Course: Old Dogs Teaching New Tricks (Part 2 of 2)
By Maj. Donald E. Vandergriff
Teachers of adaptability are the core of the Adaptive Leaders Course, and they must be trained and chosen carefully so that future leaders, as well as the Army and its institutions, can adapt creative solutions to tactical, operational and strategic problems.

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams: Honoring Leaders Who Made a Difference
Company commanders reflect on the officers and NCOs who influenced them most and note the positive impact of adherence to fundamentals, professional commitment and positive leadership.




Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945
Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns

Ike: An American Hero
Michael Korda

Back in Action: An American Soldier’s Story of Courage, Faith, and Fortitude
Capt. David Rozelle

What We Need: Extravagance and Shortages in America’s Military
Barrett Tillman

A Civilian’s Guide to the U.S. Military: A Comprehensive Reference to the Customs, Language, and Structure of the Armed Forces
Barbara Schading, Ph.D.