ARMY Magazine May 2007 

Volume 57, Number 5

Listed below are selected articles and features of our May 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

Rapid Knowledge Transfer Through the Battle Command Knowledge System
By Col. James J. Galvin Jr.
The Army's Battle Command Knowledge System allows soldiers to share knowledge over the internet through messages and video clips.

 Selected Features

Patrol Base Dragon: Living in ‘al Qaeda Land’ (PDF)
By Dennis Steele
Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) have occupied a derelict power plant southwest of Baghdad and are using it as a patrol base, just a few paces from the operating area of al Qaeda in Iraq.

Life-cycle Manning Provides Battlefield Advantage (PDF)
By CSM James W. Redmore
“Our pride, esprit de corps and cohesion—our drive for excellence in everything we do—was significantly enhanced by the unity built during our life cycle.”

Women Chopper Pilots Take to Afghan Skies (PDF)
By Paul Avallone
Women pilots fly Army helicopters in combat zones in Afghanistan.

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams: Resilient Leadership (PDF)
An officer in Iraq talks about facing adversity and trauma as a combat leader.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


Counterinsurgency and the Global War on Terror: Military Culture and Irregular War
Robert M. Cassidy

To Dare & To Conquer: Special Operations and the Destiny of Nations, from Achilles to Al Qaeda
Derek Leebaert

Corps Commanders of the Bulge: Six American Generals and Victory in the Ardennes
Harold R. Winton

Portrait of War: The U.S. Army’s First Combat Artists and the Doughboys’ Experience in WWI
Peter Krass

Etched in Stone: Enduring Words from Our Nation’s Monuments
Ryan Coonerty