ARMY Magazine August 2012 

7/18/2012 12:00 AM 

Volume 62, Number 8

Listed below are selected features from our August 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

Thoughts on Strategic Thinking
By GEN Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
Sustaining the respect the military has earned since 9/11 “requires a continuing confidence in . . . leadership, officers and non-commissioned officers who are recognized as intellectually and morally dedicated and capable.”

Rethinking the Army's Way Forward
By BG Huba Wass de Czege, USA Ret.
"We are passing from era to era more rapidly than ever before, and it is important to put the changing aspects into a longer perspective and through the crucible of testing...."


The Army National Guard: Where We've Been and Where We Want to Go
By LTG William E. Ingram Jr.
The evolution of the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) provides a ‘completely different paradigm’ for fielding and improving new equipment.

The Changing Face of Network Integration Evaluations
By Scott R. Gourley
The evolution of the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) provides a ‘completely different paradigm’ for fielding and improving new equipment.

Army Veteran Teaches the Art of Medical Recording
By Rachel Collins
Army veteran Falcon Bonsell (seated), who was severely wounded in Afghanistan and fought for benefits because his medical history was incomplete, now teaches caregivers how to use electronic medical recording to create documentation that streamlines medical care for soldiers.

The Buck Stops at Fort Leavenworth: Harry S. Truman
At the Command and General Staff College
By LTC Eric A. Hollister
During three visits to the Command and General Staff College in the early 1960s, former President Harry S. Truman candidly shared his thoughts on—among other topics—the role of the President, World War II and the Korean Conflict.

JIEDDO Explores New Robotic Tools for the ‘Enduring’ IED Threat
By Scott R. Gourley
The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization’s competition among robotic systems helps identify new equipment and technologies useful in countering improvised explosive devices.

Company Command—Building Combat Ready Teams:
The Crush of Requirements from Higher Headquarters
Experienced commanders offer time-management advice and suggestions for leading effectively in a high-task environment.


Washington Report
News Call
Soldier Armed
Historically Speaking


Kevlar Legions: The Transformation
of the U.S. Army, 1989–2005
John Sloan Brown

The Last Full Measure: How Soldiers Die in Battle
Michael Stephenson

Nationalist in the Viet Nam Wars:
Memoirs of a Victim Turned Soldier
Nguyen Cong Luan

Carved from Granite: West Point Since 1902
Lance Betros