ARMY Magazine September 2008 

Volume 58, Number 9

Listed below are selected articles and features of our September 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

The Army and Future Strategic Challenges
"The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are going to continue for some years yet, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates has focused his attention on finishing the wars we have, rather than concentrating on future wars we’d rather fight."
By Col. Robert B. Killebrew, USA Ret.

 Selected Features

West Point R-Day: Forging New Cadets
Photographs by Dennis Steele
Reception Day, a time honored ritual at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., marks the transition from civilian life for new cadets of the class of 2012 and begins their shaping as soldiers.

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams: Innovate or Die?
Company commanders discuss why innovation is necessary in fighting today’s enemies and describe how innovations have affected their battlespace.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam
Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore, USA Ret., and Joseph L. Galloway

Ground Truth: The Future of U.S. Land Power
Thomas Donnelly and Frederick W. Kagan

Rangers at Dieppe: The First Combat Action of U.S. Army Rangers in World War II
Jim DeFelice

A Living Treasure: Seasonal Photographs of Arlington National Cemetery
Robert C. Knudsen

Postcards from the Russian Revolution
Bodleian Library

Postcards from the Trenches: Images from the First World War
Bodleian Library