ARMY Magazine February 2009 

Volume 59, Number 2

Listed below are selected articles and features of our February 2009 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

No Holy Grails, No Silver Bullets
By Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
“Success in war results from sets of decisions and actions taken over time by a variety of leaders."

Leadership Versus Information Technology ManagementWhere Do We Go From Here?
By Lt. Col. Joseph Doty and Maj. T.J. O’Connor
“Ethical leadership is paramount for success while introducing and using more sophisticated technology.”


 Selected Features

Operationalizing FM 3-07 Stability Operations in U.S. Africa Command
By Gen. William E. (Kip) Ward
The commanding general of U.S. Africa Command explains how the stability operations described in the new FM 3-07 are similiar to and overlap the "Phase Zero" operations with which his command supports its partners during peacetime.

Army SafeA Team Effort
By Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf
Safety and risk management, on and off duty, play an important part in combat readiness. The Combat Readiness/Safety Center encourages leaders to emphasize safety awareness among soldiers, family members and civilians.

Strategic and Tactical 'Paper Pushing'
By Col John M. Collins, USA Ret.
A retired officer reveals how his rather erratic sequence of assignments was the source of experience as a "paper pusher" who helped stage command decisions.

Pass in Review: The Tale Of The Flying Half Section
By David Rackley; Lt. Col. Frank Womble, USA Ret.; and Lt. Col. Jim Patrie, USA Ret.
A change-of-command ceremony of the 2nd Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, was memorable because the haf section played a most unusual starring role.

Company Command - Building Combat-Ready Teams: Platoon Leaders’ Stories
Platoon leaders share stories of taking charge, operating in foreign cultures and coping with emotions born of war. From them, today’s company commanders can gain valuable insights that help them lead and mentor their own junior officers.




Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


The Great American Gamble: Deterrence Theory and Practice from the Cold War to the Twenty-First Century
Keith B. Payne

Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J.E.B. Stuart
Jeffry D. Wert

American Rifle: A Biography
Alexander Rose

History of the U.S. Army Cadet Command: Second Ten Years, 1996–2006
Arthur T. Coumbe, Ph.D.; Paul N. Kotakis; W. Anne Gammell