ARMY Magazine August 2007 

Volume 57, Number 8

Listed below are selected articles and features of our August 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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 Selected Features

The Army and the Changing American Strategy (PDF)
During the Cold War era, Defense Department military assistance advisory groups (MAAGs) and State Department embassy teams helped shape the fight against communist aggression. The Army must prepare for "advising forward" missions if the policy of expeditionary operations shifts back to the long-term engagement strategy of MAAGs/embassy teams to fight the war on terrorism.

Afghan Patrol—A Platoon's-Eye View (PDF)
A former soldier turned embedded journalist accompanied a 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) company during Operation Frozen Turkey in Afghanistan.

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams: Afghan Counterinsurgency: In the Words of the Commanders (PDF)
Leaders from Task Force Spartan share observations from 15 months in combat.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America’s Upper Classes from Military Service—and How It Hurts Our Country
Kathy Roth-Douquet and Frank Schaeffer

General Walter Krueger: Unsung Hero of the Pacific War
Kevin C. Holzimmer

Building Leaders the West Point Way: Ten Principles from the Nation’s Most Powerful Leadership Lab
Joseph P. Franklin

Future Weapons
Kevin Dockery

Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia, 1942