ARMY Magazine September 2009 

Volume 59, Number 9

Listed below are selected articles and features of our September 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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 Selected Features

Back in the Fight—I Corps as Multi-National Corps-Iraq
By BG Peter C. Bayer Jr.
As Headquarters Multi-National Corps-Iraq, I Corps, in the midst of its first deployment as a corps headquarters since the Korean War, has a singular mission: to merge six headquarters into one, U.S. Forces-Iraq.

U.S. Army Africa: A Team Like No Other
By MG William B. Garrett III
U.S. Army Africa’s mission on the continent is unique: to promote sustained security among African land forces and serve as contingency headquarters supporting crisis response.

Advisor Training Shifts to Fort Polk—Army Establishes Enduring Mission
By Dennis Steele
At Fort Polk, La., preparing advisors and training teams for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom is now the mission of the 162nd Infantry Brigade, whose cadre of more than 800 soldiers reinforces today’s skills in anticipation of tomorrow’s challenges. Page 49

Training at JRTC: The NCO Viewpoint
Photographs and interviews by Dennis Steele
Five sergeants major—trainers and trainees alike—offer insights into brigade-level combat training in an environment that replicates what soldiers will likely face in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Persistent Conflict or Containment: Alternate Visions of Contemporary Conflict
By Gregory Fontenot, USA Ret., and Kevin Benson, USA Ret.
“If terrorism is one tool of al Qaeda and their fellow travelers, what might their other tools be, and is persistent conflict the only way to describe the problem?”

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams:
Considerations on Releasing a Detainee
Company commanders share their experiences and offer personal advice on how to shape the conditions around a detainee’s release into an area of operations.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941–1945
Andrew Roberts

War 2.0: Irregular Warfare in the Information Age
Thomas Rid and Marc Hecker