Baghdad: Aftermath and PreludeBy 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 IraqBy 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 CenturyBy 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.