Army Magazine May 2011  

Volume 61, Number 5

Listed below are selected features from our May 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 Rewards of Reading in the Profession of Arms
By GEN Gordon R. Sullivan, USA Ret.
". . . An essential exercise for those who practice the profession of arms is reading."

Abandoning Victory
By LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
"We can honor our agreements with Iraq, but we must be more proactive."

Gun Trucks in Brigade Support Battalions—How Much Longer?
By MAJ Damian A. Green
"A unit operates best when it is able to control as many variables as possible."

 Selected Features

Shaping Sustainment for Tomorrow
By LTG Mitchell H. Stevenson
By reducing demand for energy, water and force structure, the Army is working to operate more efficiently, thereby lowering costs, increasing safety and helping the environment.

TACOM LCMC Moves the Army
By Arthur Jankowski
Coordinating the transport of equipment out of Iraq by the Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command, working with forward elements of Army Materiel Command, is one of the largest military logistical operations in history.  

The Army’s Operational Energy Challenge
By LTG Michael A. Vane and COL Paul E. Roege
The Army’s immediate—and ongoing—mission is to ensure that there is sufficient operational energy for its diverse range of activities and infrastructure.

The Limitations of Warfare by Air and Naval Forces Only
By BG Huba Wass de Czege, USA Ret.
Shifting the military’s focus to airpower and sea power is problematic for meeting the nation’s future security demands.  

A New Strategic Approach to Managing Our Foreign Area Specialists
By GEN William E. (Kip) Ward, COL Thomas P. Galvin and LTC(P) Laura R. Varhola
With new skills, foreign area officers (FAOs) and the existing FAO force would improve joint and land operations and security force assistance activities.

A Battle Within: Taking Over a Platoon With Combat Casualties
By 2LT Thomas B. Smith
A former platoon leader discusses the challenges he faced when assuming command of a platoon that had already engaged in combat and had suffered casualties.

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams:
How We Develop Professional Expertise
Company commanders reflect on the elements that contribute to effective leadership.

 Departments

Letters 

Washington Report 

News Call 

Soldier Armed 

Historically Speaking 

Reviews 

Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership That Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe
Cole C. Kingseed

Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage
Douglas Waller

Warriors Remembered: Vietnam VeteransWelcome Home
Albert J. Nahas