Afghanistan: America’s Main Effort Redux
By Dennis Steele
Once again, Operation Enduring Freedom is the main U.S. combat effort, but rising violence, a resurgent Taliban, increased border hostilities, a thriving drug trade and the tribal population’s fierce independence challenge the Army’s mission there.
Transformation? Or Reclamation?—Organizing to Win the War We Have and Those We May Have Yet to Fight
By Col. Gregory Fontenot, USA Ret., and Col. Kevin Benson, USA Ret.
Today’s ambiguous environment requires a balanced U.S. security strategy implemented by well trained, well led and adaptable general forces.
The Evolution of the Materiel Enterprise: Achieving Institutional Adaptation
By Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody
Today’s Army Materiel Command, with an enterprise approach that weighs costs versus benefits, sustains the Army throughout the world and is evolving to meet its future needs as it rebalances and transforms.
The Dawn of the Manned Ground Vehicle
By Sam Tricomo and Paul D. Mehney
The eight manned ground vehicle (MGV) variants of the Future Combat Systems will deliver the full future network down to squad and platoon levels, allowing soldiers to arrive fully prepared for battlefield-specific missions.
By Scott R. Gourley
The precision fires being delivered in theater today are being evaluated for a variety of enhancements that will guarantee their continued contributions in support of tomorrow’s warfighters.
Lincoln and the Army: A Model Civil-Military Partnership
By Col. Cole C. Kingseed, USA Ret.
Commander in Chief Abraham Lincoln and Gen. Ulysses S. Grant shared a strategic vision and a mutual respect for each other's abilities.
CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams:—Building Combat-Ready Teams: Leadership and Laptops on Combat Deployments
Company commanders consider the demands and value of computer-generated reporting, how it can monopolize platoon leaders’ time and diminish their effectiveness, and suggest ways to complete paperwork while releasing them from their laptops.