ARMY Magazine November 2004 

Volume 54, Number 11

Listed below are selected articles and features of our November 2004 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

Make Room for the Future
By Col. Jay M. Parker
"If my departure from active duty means that these dedicated young soldiers can now take the reins that they can--and must--handle, then I will gladly pack up my unit coins, take down the guidons and plaques from my office wall and be gone from post before the last note of retreat sounds."

 Selected Features

Task Force Trailblazer—Countering IEDs During Operation Iraqi Freedom
By Col. Christopher J. Toomey and Capt. John C. Griswold
To counter the improvised explosive device threat, the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) organized a force to provide route security that anticipates future unit of employment operations—Task Force Trailblazer.

The Army and War in the Second Nuclear Age
By Pamela W. Caruso and Col. Robert B. Killebrew, USA Ret.
"In this new strategic era, the Army has two key challenges that will be fundamental in underpinning new concepts of nuclear deterrence."

The Battle of the Bulge Remembered
By Lt. Col. Thomas D. Morgan, USA Ret.
When Adolf Hitler launched his last gamble against the Western Allies, he did not count on the tenacity of the U.S. Army.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed


Confederate General R. S. Ewell: Robert E. Lee’s Hesitant Commander
Paul D. Casdorph

The Reader of Gentlemen’s Mail: Herbert O. Yardley and the Birth of American Codebreaking
David Kahn

America’s Inadvertent Empire
William E. Odom and Robert Dujarric