ARMY Magazine November 2011 

Volume 61, Number 11

Listed below are selected features from our November 2011 issue. To read all the articles in ARMY Magazine, join AUSA and receive a subscription as part of your membership.

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 Front & Center

The Sword of Damocles
By GEN Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
“…Congress has hung a Sword of Damocles over the future funding of the Department of Defense and military services.”

Denial and Its Consequences
By LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
DoD "will not be excluded from doing its part in our economic recovery, but cuts that put at risk the nation's ability to protect its interests and execute its responsibilities are foolish..."

The Costs and Risks of AirSea Battle
By BG Huba Wass de Czege, USA Ret.
“…we would be wise to find ways to make the Chinese see themselves as stakeholders with us in a cooperative international security arrangement that poses difficlties enough to require us both.”

Selected Features

2011 ARMY Magazine Photo Contest
The best photographs in ARMY’s 16th Annual Photo Contest.

Virtual Humans
By Scott R. Gourley
Computer-generated interactive characters used in software applications are changing the way the Army trains, rehabilitates and educates.

Enhancing Tomorrow’s Technologies
By Scott R. Gourley
At the Jared Monti Mission Simulation Center at Fort Sill, Okla., an enhanced simulator system provides immersive training in virtual environments for soldiers, NCOs, warrant officers and officers.

How Our Training Fails Us When It Counts
By Kevin Bell
Based on his own combat experience, the author takes a hard look at how the Army trains soldiers to uphold ethical standards.

Security Force Assistance in Africa: The Case for Regionally Aligned BCTs
By LTC Michael S. Hartmayer, USA Ret.
By conducting security assistance, modular brigade combat teams (BCTs) can help to build relationships with African land forces that are similar to those USAREUR enjoys with European nations.

Company Command—Building Combat-Ready Teams:
Company-level Innovation in Afghanistan
Innovative company commanders have learned to think creatively and act decisively to wrest the initiative from the enemy.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda
Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker

Normandy Crucible: The Decisive Battle That Shaped World War II in Europe
John Prados