ARMY Magazine November 2002 

Volume 52, Number 11

Listed below are selected articles and features of our November 2002 issue. To read all the articles in ARMY Magazine, join AUSA and get a subscription as part of your membership.

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 Front & Center

Expending the Force
By Gen. Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
Without long-term preparation, we will see a return to the Vietnam deterioration, and we will exchange the outstanding battlefield superiority we now enjoy for an ever-decreasing effectiveness.

Gen. Ridgway's Personnel Management Policy
By Maj. Gen. Guy S. Meloy, USA Ret.
Before the 82nd Airborne Division left the United States for North Africa, Gen. Matthew Ridgway gathered his officers for a 'how to win a war' speech.

The Korean War at 50
October and November 1952

 Selected Features

Unconventional Logisitics
By Dennis Steele
When U.S. Army Special Forces and CIA teams in Afghanistan needed everything from saddles to special foods to defeat the Taliban, the 21st Theater Support Command delivered.

Army Wives Tell Their Stories
By Judith Schreiber Lee
Stories from Army spouses are being recorded by the Army Family Oral History Project and stored at the Combined Arms Research Library at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

The Liberty Memorial
By Maj. Gen. Neal Creighton, USA Ret.
Crowds, soldiers and three honored veterans from the "war to end all wars" turned out for the rededication of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., which commemorates those who served in World War I.

The Sine Wave of Command
By Lt. Col. Robert R. Leonhard, USA Ret.
The command and control process in military decision making should play out along a sine wave that alternates purposefully between the art and science of command. The sine wave maintains the balance.

Beyond the Ia Drang Valley
By Col. Cole C. Kingseed, USA Ret.
Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, USA Ret., returned to his alma mater, West Point, and gave the Cadets an inspiring message on battlefield leadership.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed


An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943
Rick Atkinson

The Fifty-Year Wound: The True Price of America’s Cold War Victory
Derek Leebaert

The Korean War: Volume One
Korea Institute of Military History, with an introduction by Allan R. Millett