ARMY Magazine March 2012 

2/12/2012 12:00 AM 

Volume 62, Number 3

Listed below are selected features from our March 2012 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

Army Strategy
By GEN Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
"The announcement of our new National Defense Strategy, a derivative of our national budget strategy, is another iteration of the siren song that firepower and technology will solve our future mlitary needs."

The Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List
By GEN Raymond T. Odierno
“This reading list is an important element in the professional development of all leaders in the Army.”


AMC: Paving the Way with a 21st-Century Construct and a 'Factory to Foxhole' Logistics Connection
An Interview by Dennis Steele
The commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), GEN Ann E. Dunwoody, discusses the logistical challenges of drawing down in Iraq while sustianing operations in Afghanistan and describes how AMC has evolved.

Doctrine at the Speed of War: A 21st-Century Paradigm for Army Knowledge
By LTG David G. Perkins and CPT Nathan K. Finney
Doctrine 2015 is designed to transform the Army’s doctrinal base and deliver lessons learned from a decade of war to the soldier on the ground quickly and concisely.  

Company Command Post Initiative
By Scott R. Gourley
Portable company command posts, reviewed at the Network Integration Evaluation 12.1, give company commanders resources previously available only at battalion level and above.

Company Command—Building Battle-Ready Teams:
Lessons from Task Force Duke in Afghanistan
Company commanders from Task Force Duke—3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division—share excerpts from a new book containing lessons learned from its counterinsurgency campaign in eastern Afghanistan last summer.


Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


In Country: Remembering the Vietnam War
Edited by John Prados

The Union War
Gary W. Gallagher

Tarnished Victory: Finishing Lincoln’s War
William Marvel

Guerrilla Leader: T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt
James J. Schneider