ARMY Magazine September 2013 

8/17/2013 12:00 AM 

Volume 63, Number 9

Listed below are selections from our September 2013 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

An Argument for National Service
By GEN Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
"Almost alll 18-year-olds would benefit from the training, discipline and sense of direction that accrue during two years in military service."


JOAX: Global Response Readiness
Text and Photographs by Dennis Steele
To train for its Global Response Force mission, the 82nd Airborne Division held a weeklong Joint Operational Access Exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., that began with a mass airdrop of some 1,500 paratroopers simulating a forcible entry operation.

Operational Energy in Afghanistan: Culture Change in Action
By LTG Raymond V. Mason and CW4 Michael G. Richards
Adding an operational energy advisor to a unit deployed in Afghanistan is a step toward instilling an energy-informed culture in the Army. Improving energy efficiencies can save millions of dollars, increase power reliability, free up personnel and improve soldiers’ overall quality of life.

DCGS-A in the Spotlight at Enterprise Challenge 13
By Scott R. Gourley
The Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A), which allows sharing of joint intelligence across the battlespace, was showcased during the Enterprise Challenge 13 exercise at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., in July. 

Thinking About an Unwon War
By LTG Daniel P. Bolger, USA Ret.
Sputtering out with a cease-fire rather than a clear win, the Korean War was a war of attrition that lasted so long and cost so many lives that it has taken more than 60 years to appreciate its value.

Medical Advances
By Scott R. Gourley
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command continues to produce new remedies and is focused on establishing more effective methods for diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of the health-related consequences of war.

The Philippine War
By LTC Thomas D. Morgan, USA Ret.
When the Philippines became a U.S. territory after the Spanish-American War in 1898, relations between U.S. soldiers and Filipino troops deteriorated as the islanders struggled for independence. The United States launched an aggressive and successful counterinsurgency.

CompanyCommand: Facing the Insider Threat in Afghanistan
Company commanders and senior leaders discuss the challenges they faced leading soldiers following an insider attack and how they coped with those difficulties to keep their soldiers focused and committed.


Washington Report
News Call
Historically Speaking
Soldier Armed


General Mark Clark: Commander of America’s Fifth Army in World War II and Liberator of Rome
Jon B. Mikolashek

The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe
Stephen Harding

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
Denise Kiernan