ARMY Magazine July 2003 

Volume 53, Number 7

Listed below are selected articles and features of our July 2003 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

The Deprofessionalization of the Military Service?
By Maj. Gen. Edward B. Atkeson, USA Ret.
Policy initiatives conceived without adequate consideration of the basic spiritual pride which stimulates people to join and remain with the armed forces are high-risk propositions.

Caveat Emptor
By Gen. Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
Caveat emptor is an apt warning in these days of immediate expressions of lessons learned from the Iraqi Freedom campaign.

The Korean War at 50
July 1953 Timeline

Maintaining Impartiality in War Reporting: Imperative or Impossible?
By Col. Richard M. Bridges, USA Ret.
Maintaining journalistic integrity is something for which the modern media need to strive.

By Lt. Col. Richard J. Rinaldo, USA Ret.
To gain more than a glimmer of what combat is like and to better understand the sacrifice of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines in Operation Iraqi Freedom, we might ponder works of history along with some fiction and good movies.

 Selected Features

Baghdad: Aftermath and Prelude
By Dennis Steele
The battle for Baghdad ended suddenly, and soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) quickly shifted to security and support operations after several weeks of combat operations inside Iraq.

The "Warfighter Mindset" and the War in Iraq
By Maj. David J. Rude and Lt. Col. Daniel E. Williams
The Vipers, 1st Battalion (Attack), 3rd Aviation Regiment, fired the first direct fire shots of the ground war and proved their adaptability in combat during the drive to Baghdad in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

A Monument for a New Century
By Dennis Montagna
The striking Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, 20 years in the making and dedicated in 1922, has suffered an undeserved obscurity as it watches over the National Mall. Its message for the last century, however, emphasizing the enduring values of service and sacrifice, remains relevant in this century.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

What They Don't Teach at Leavenworth


General Ike: A Personal Reminiscence
John S. D. Eisenhower

The Sicily Campaign: Recollections of An Infantry Company Commander
Maj. Gen. Albert H. Smith Jr., USA Ret.

The Big Red One At D-Day: 6 June 1944
Maj. Gen. Albert H. Smith Jr., USA Ret.