ARMY Magazine June 2004 

Volume 54, Number 6

Listed below are selected articles and features of our June 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

Reflections on the Army's Birthday
By Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA Ret.
All members of AUSA join me in celebrating 229 years of the Army’s service to the nation and in offering heartfelt thanks to all who serve today and proudly carry on this national tradition.

Speed and Power: Complements, Not Substitutes
By William R. Hawkins
There is substantial Congressional interest in rebuilding Army force levels, but Secretary Rumsfeld has opposed making an expansion of the ground forces part of his "10-30-30" program.

Night Attacks in the Philippines
By Lt. Gen. Frank J. Sackton, USA Ret.
Night fighting kept the enemy off balance in the Pacific and continues to prove itself effective today.

 Selected Features

D-Day: Launching the 'Great Crusade'
By Martin Blumenson
The strategic potential of the Allied invasion of Normandy—to finish a war in one bold stroke—was vitiated by fanatical enemy resistance and missed opportunities, but it marked the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe and made the outcome inevitable.

Ready to "Fight Tonight" in Korea
By Maj. Tamara Parker
The 2nd Infantry Division kept up its operational tempo and practiced integrating Republic of Korea forces during Operation Iron ARTEP, a 17-day field exercise with force-on-force engagements.

Army Aviation's Evolution to Sustained Operations
By Capt. Geoffrey A. McLaughlin, Capt. Steven M. Pierce and CW3 David A. Smith
Army aviation needs to continue to evolve to effectively support the current and future force. Training, leadership development and operational improvements must all be considered.

Creating Military Institutions in Iraq and Afghanistan
By Col. George B. Forsythe and Lt. Col. Casey Neff
Challenges face those building military academies in Afghanistan, where the U.S. Army supports a victorious army, and in Iraq, where the U.S. Army must rebuild a defeated one.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed


The D-Day Companion
Jane Penrose, editor

The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War
Thaddeus Holt

GI: The U.S. Infantryman in World War II
Robert S. Rush

Omaha Beach: D-Day, June 6, 1944
Joseph Balkoski

Patton’s Vanguard: The United States Army Fourth Armored Division
Don M. Fox

Martin Gilbert

Dawn of D-Day: These Men Were There 6 June 1944
David Howarth

Ten Days to D-Day: Citizens and Soldiers on the Eve of the Invasion
David Stafford

The German Army at D-Day: Fighting the Invasion
Edited by David C. Isby

The Bedford Boys: One American Town’s Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice
Alex Kershaw