ARMY Magazine November 2008 

Volume 58, Number 11

Listed below are selected articles and features of our November 2008 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

Indispensable Armed Forces
By Gen. Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
“References to our national defense during the presidential election campaign have been limited to the question of which candidate is a better fit for the role of Commander in Chief.”

The Two Senses of ‘Full Spectrum’
By Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
“The world in which Army units conduct operations is full spectrum in the horizontal and vertical senses simultaneously.”

 Selected Features

Basic Training Remix—Outcomes-Based Warrior Training: Changing Emphasis on the Process to Emphasis on the Product
Photographs and text by Dennis Steele
At Fort Jackson, SC, basic combat training evolves to incorporate the skills today's soldier needs in combat with marksmanship as the foundation. Training now emphasizes the product over the process and stresses flexibility and adaptability among trainers.

The Winners: 2008 Photo Contest
The best photographs in ARMY Magazine's 13th annual photo contest.

Recollections of Italy, 65 Years Later
By Maj. Eric N. Atkisson
World War II Veteran Alfred Detrick returns to Italy and recalls landing at Salerno with the 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in 1943 and the fighting that ensued.

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams: Advice on Wartime Command
Several experienced leaders from the Maneuver Captains' Career Course at Fort Benning, Ga., pass on insights they gained from their wartime command experiences.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


Two Wars: One Hero’s Fight on Two Fronts—Abroad and Within
Nate Self

Honor Bright: History and Origins of the West Point Honor Code and System
Lewis Sorley

Fogs of War and Peace: A Midstream Analysis of World War III
Robert L. Dilworth and Shlomo Maital

Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief
James M. McPherson

Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-First Century
Philip Bobbitt