Toward Strategic Landpower
By LTG Charles T. Cleveland and LTC Stuart L. Farris
Although AirLand Battle remains a valid military strategic concept for waging war against traditional military threats, the Army needs a coherent and comprehensive concept for fighting among the irregular and hybrid enemies it will continue to face in the future.
Virtual Immersion Training: Bloodless Battles For Small-Unit Readiness
By MG Bob Scales, USA Ret.
Virtual simulation training allows soldiers to gain close combat experience in safe immersion exercises that teach them to react to a wide variety of circumstances.
Small Arms Training Ammunition Update
By Scott R. Gourley
Two types of training ammunition—produced by Ultimate Training Munitions and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Simunition Operations—offer variety, flexibility and new safety features.
Historically Speaking: Gettysburg and Vicksburg at 150
By BG John S. Brown, USA Ret.
July 4 marks the anniversary of two turning points of the Civil War: MG George G. Meade and his Army of the Potomac’s defeat of GEN Robert E. Lee and his Confederate forces at Gettysburg, Pa., and the surrender of the fortress city of Vicksburg, Miss., after a historic siege.
Why GEN Lee Ordered Pickett’s Charge
By COL Cole C. Kingseed, USA Ret.
Pickett’s Charge, in which GEN Robert E. Lee sent his Army of Northern Virginia against the Union center during the Battle of Gettysburg, was the Confederate general’s effort to destroy the Union Army of the Potomac in Northern territory and end the Civil War.
Counterpoint to Combat: The Education of Airborne Commander James M. Gavin
By David Hein
James M. (Jumpin’ Jim) Gavin’s drive impelled him upward, and his refusal to give up the battlefield ensured his military success.
CompanyCommand: Designing Your World-Class Physical Fitness Program
Company commanders compare their ideas on designing and building the ideal physical training program for their unitsFrom Howitzers and infantry fighting vehicles to Strykers and unmanned systems, the Army is applying common processes to identify how its ground combat systems can be improved and modernized economically.