New Sentinels, Scouts and Spies—UAVS Expand Intelligence, Surveillance,
Reconnaissance and Strike Capabilities
By Dennis Steele
From the hand-launched Raven to the blimp-like long endurance multi-intelligence vehicle scheduled for operational testing later this year, unmanned aerial vehicles are increasing in number and providing an ever greater range of capabilities.
Operational Art: Continually Making Two Kinds of Choices in Harmony While Learning and Adapting
By BG Huba Wass de Czege, USA Ret.
Learning both the conceptual and practical levels of ‘operational art’—and adapting appropriate strategies and tactics more quickly—can lead to shorter campaigns and fewer losses.
For Valor in Support of French Forces in Afghanistan—French Croix de la Valeur Militaire
Six U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were awarded the French Military Valor Cross for combat gallantry while supporting French forces in Afghanistan’s Uzbeen Valley area in 2008 and 2009.
Risk Reduction: A Mission Essential Task
By LTC Diana M. Holland
A risk-reduction campaign instituted in the 92nd Engineer Battalion (Black Diamonds) at Fort Stewart, Ga., restored good order and discipline to a unit that had been troubled by excessive rates of misconduct.
Conflicting Loyalties in 1861 and a Painful Resolution
By COL Stanley L. Falk, AUS Ret.
A native North Carolinian and a graduate of West Point, MAJ Alfred Mordecai opposed secession as strongly as he opposed taking up arms against the South.
Company Command—Building Combat-Ready Teams:
Who Influenced You to Stay in the Army?
Company commanders reflect on the influence—and value—of ‘local’ leadership and their decision
to remain in the Army.