ARMY Magazine September 2003 

Volume 53, Number 9

Listed below are selected articles and features of our September 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

Army End Strength
By Gen. Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
Unless the government issues a "for the duration" edict, it is foregone that the great bulk of soldiers fighting today will not be the ones fighting two years from now.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day
By Col. George Merlin Gallagher, USA Ret.
On Friday, September 19, Americans will pause to remember our military members who may still be prisoners of war (POWs) or missing in action (MIA) these many years after the cessation of hostilities.

U.S.-Turkish Relations
By Col. Preston Hughes, USA Ret.
The Turks, who were with us at Kunu-ri in Korea, in the Cold War, in the Balkans and Somalia and Afghanistan, have supported us and are supporting us now in Iraq.

Keeping Our Best Army Coalition Relevant by Transforming Together
By Lt. Col. Robert L. Maginnis, USA Ret.
Transforming while fighting the global war on terror is not just a challenge. It is a necessity.

 Selected Features

Supporting Gulf War 2.0
By Sgt. Frank N. Pellegrini
During Operation Iraqi Freedom, the 377th Theater Support Command improved on the logistics system used in Operation Desert Storm and provided war-winning sustainment to coalition forces.

Their War Remembered
By Dennis Steele
The United States and U.N. allies honored veterans of the Korean War during a Washington, D.C., ceremony that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.

Lewis and Clark's Expedition to the Pacific Northwest
By Lt. Col. Mark J. Reardon and Charles E. White
From 1804 to 1806 the Army’s famed Corps of Discovery journeyed from St. Louis, Mo., to the Pacific Ocean and back, gathering geographical and scientific data, strengthening the nation’s claims to the Northwest Territory, and paving the way for future exploration by the Army.

The Frustrations of Leonard Wood
By Steven L. Ossad
Few soldiers rose as high or achieved as much as Leonard Wood, but health problems and a reputation for ruthlessness kept him from fulfilling his personal ambitions.

Current Operations of the French and German Armies
By Col. Peter Herrly, USA Ret.
German and French soldiers are serving alongside their American counterparts on many battlefields in the war against terror.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed


Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point
David Lipsky

A Fraternity of Arms: America & France in the Great War
Robert B. Bruce

Stephen W. Sears

Stray Voltage: War in the Information Age
Wayne Michael Hall

Tank Driver: With the 11th Armored from the Battle of the Bulge to VE Day
J. Ted Hartman