ARMY Magazine May 2012 

4/19/2012 12:00 AM 

Volume 62, Number 5

Listed below are selected features from our May 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

Partner Capacity Building and U.S. Enabling Capabilities
By LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
“All three categories of enabling operations…demonstrate that the current method for determining U.S. military capabilities is deficient."

Using Technology to Train America's Decisive Force
By LTG David G. Perkins, COL Robert (Pat) White and CPT Nathan K. Finney
“Technology-based training systems not only make training more accessible but also save both time and money….”


The Network in Military Operations
By BG Charles A. Flynn, BG Wayne W. Grigsby Jr. and COL Jeff Witsken, USA Ret.
The effective use of a network of people enabled by technology and with a shared purpose is as necessary for future success as effective weapons systems.

The Human Dimensions in the Close Fight
By MG Robert H. Scales, USA Ret.
Survival in small units depends on soldiers’ ability to win the close fight. Doing so, the author argues, can be “amplified by better understanding the human dynamics.” 

The Freedrop Delivery System: Aerial Delivery Capability to Support Our Forces
By Craig Brammer and COL Daniel L. Labin, USA Ret.
The Logistics Innovation Agency, which has devel­oped a variety of aerial delivery systems currently in use, is now focusing on the delivery of cargo using no parachutes. 

The Siege of Corinth: The Union Takes a Ghost Town
By Dennis Steele
The National Park Service’s Civil War Interpretive Center at Corinth, Miss., serves as an instructive memorial to the siege that followed the Battle of Shiloh/Pittsburg Landing. 

Company Command—Building Combat-Ready Teams:
The Platoon Leader-Platoon Sergeant Relationship
Current and past platoon leaders share experiences that verify the importance of the platoon leader-platoon sergeant relationship.


Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


Eisenhower in War and Peace
Jean Edward Smith

Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II
J. Todd Moye

Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun
Paul M. Barrett