ARMY Magazine August 2008 

Volume 58, Number 8

Listed below are selected articles and features of our August 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

FM 3-0: An Assessment
By Maj. Gen. Edward B. Atkeson, USA Ret.
"Just as the new document elicits admiration for its organization and analyses, it prompts questions about certain matters that one would expect to find prominently addressed…."

 Selected Features

FCS: A Capital Rollout
By Dennis Steele
After years of effort, Future Combat Systems (FCS) displays and demonstrations on the National Mall and the Pentagon in June showcased the non-line-of-sight cannon, small unmanned ground vehicle and other FCS technologies that are now reality.

Gen. William E. DePuy's Relief of Subordinates in Combat
By Col. Henry G. Gole, USA, Ret.
Memories of seeing soldiers die in World War II due to poor preparation or incompetent leadership made Gen. William E. DePuy, commander of 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam, quick to relieve subordinates in combat. Gen. DePuy was focused on combat effectiveness and believed no personal feelings or career ambitions were worth endangering soldiers.

Company Command - Building Combat-Ready Teams: Scorpion Reflections
Steve Wasilausky and Rod Morgan, both experienced company trainers at the National Training Center and members of the “Scorpion” Combined Arms Battalion Trainer Team reflect on their experiences commanding Soldiers in -and preparing them for- combat.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn—The Last Great Battle of the American West
James Donovan

Jim Lacey

America’s Army: A Model for Interagency Effectiveness
Brig. Gen. Zeb B. Bradford Jr., U.S. Army retired, and Lt. Gen. Frederic J. Brown, U.S. Army retired, Ph.D

To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918
Edward G. Lengel

U.S. Army Infantry
Edited by Maj. Gen. Jerry A. White, USA Ret.

Tribute: A Pictorial Journey To and Through the National World War II Memorial
Duane A. Lempke