ARMY Magazine February 2008 

Volume 58, Number 2

Listed below are selected articles and features of our February a subscription as part of your membership.

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 Selected Features

The Second Surge
By Dennis Steele
The pace of training and fielding Iraqi army and national police units has increased, putting more Iraqi security units into the fight as the number of U.S. brigade combat teams is reduced.

Video Players Enhance Warfighter Communications
By Scott R. Gourley
The Vcommunicator Mobile LC, a commercial off-the-shelf device based on the Apple iPod, is giving soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan one-way language translation capabilities.

The Saga of Vernon J. Baker
By Col. Cole C. Kingseed, USA Ret.
Vernon J. Baker, who received the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism in Italy during World War II, was awarded a Medal of Honor in 1997, when seven black soldiers were finally recognized.

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams: Leading our Wounded Warriors
Three company commanders who were wounded and evacuated reflect on the experience and agree that staying in touch and giving hope help mitigate the loneliness and frustration a wounded warrior feels.



News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization
John Robb

The Echo of Battle: The Army’s Way of War
Brian McAllister Linn

War on Two Fronts: An Infantry Commander’s War in Iraq and the Pentagon
Col. Christopher P. Hughes

Armed Forces Guide to Personal Financial Planning: Strategies for Securing Your Finances at Home While Serving Our Nation Abroad (6th Edition)
Col. Margaret H. Belknap, Ph.D., and Maj. F. Michael Marty, MBA

Your Guide to VA Loans: How to Cut Through the Red Tape and Get Your Dream Home Fast
David Reed

West Point
Maureen Oehler DuRant and Peter E. Carroll