ARMY Magazine May 2005 

Volume 55, Number 5

Listed below are selected articles and features of our May 2005 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

Military Art and Science: An Academic Discipline
By Maj. Gen. Edward B. Atkeson, USA Ret.
The question of doctoral programs in the military field may be less pressing than those which have received most of the attention, but there may be a few promising students in such places as the advanced program at Fort Leavenworth who could benefit from the establishment of a doctoral program capping the process.

 Selected Features

War on Terrorism Medal of Honor Awarded
SFC Paul Smith gave his life while defending his vastly outnumbered platoon and saving about 100 lives during the drive into Baghdad. In recognition of his heroism, President George W. Bush presented the Medal of Honor to Smith’s family.

The Reconstitution of the USAREUR Fleet
By Maj. Mark E. Wright
The 21st Theater Support Command’s General Support Repair and Return program fixes damaged vehicles from the war on terror and returns them to the front.

Special Logistics Section
Five stories on Army logistics today and in the future.

Company Command—Building Combat-Ready Teams: Reflexive Fire Training—Taking Marksmanship to a New Level
Officers in the field share their thoughts on improving reflexive-fire marksmanship drills.

1st Infantry Division in Iraq: The Iraqi Elections
By Dennis Steele
The four step process to providing security for the Iraqi elections by ARMY Magazine's Dennis Steele, who was there.

First, The End State
The success of the Iraqi elections revived hope in a troubled land, but success was no accident: it took planning, preparation and hard work.

Step 1, Build a New Army
The wholesale collapse of the Iraqi national guard last summer initiated an effort to rebuild Iraqi security forces months ahead of the elections.

Step 2, Shape the Battlefield
In the weeks leading up to the elections, U.S. forces clamped down on anti-Iraqi forces, taking insurgents off the streets and destroying weapons caches.

Step 3, Protect the Voting Sites
As the elections neared, American soldiers moved to bolster defenses around voting sites to protect voters and give Iraqi forces the best chance for success.

Step 4, Election Day
American soldiers waited for the call on Election Day, but the widespread violence predicted turned out to be spotty and slight. The insurgency found out how much support it did not have.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed


Not A Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda
Sean Naylor

The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500–2000
Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton

WWII Memorial: “Jewel of the Mall”
Photography by Stephen R. Brown