ARMY Magazine April 2009 

Volume 59, Number 4

Listed below are selected articles and features of our April 2009 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

Learning at the Speed of War
By LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
Fulfilling the potential of today’s Army depends on updated mission training plans.


 Selected Features

NATO Celebrates 60th Anniversary
By GEN Bantz J. Craddock, U.S. Army, and Col Michael McLaughlin, U.S. Air Force
Established on April 4, 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has transformed from a reactive alliance focused largely on defense to an expeditionary, flexible one that works with its members and partners to deter and defeat threats to its collective security.

Beyond ‘An Inconvenient Truth’: The Army’s March Toward Operational Sustainability
ByTad Davis, DASA ESOH
The Army's commitment to environmental stewardship and the future of our planet makes good business and operational sense, and through implementation of the sustainability campaign plan the Army will operationalize sustainability and continue to enhance the health of soldiers, Army civilians and their families.

A Sustainable Future for The Army’s Home
By LTG Robert Wilson
HQDA's sustainability campaign plan, both at home and in theater, focuses on four operational elements: readiness, materiel, people, and services and infrastructure.

Iraq: A Parade Delayed
By Dennis Steele
The U.S. combat mission in Iraq is scheduled to end on August 31, 2010, and U.S. troops in Iraq will serve as a transition force until a planned completion of the American withdrawal in 2011.

Portraits from Afghanistan: A Photo Essay
By Paul Avallone
Returning twice to Afghanistan in 2006 and 2008 as a photojournalist, Paul Avallone, a former Green Beret who served in Afghanistan in 2002 and 2003, brings the war on terrorism up close and immediate.

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams: Consequence Management at the Company Level in Iraq and Afghanistan
Company commanders agree that addressing a problem quickly—being first to convey the truth to the local population following military action—helps instill people’s trust and future cooperation.




Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe
William I. Hitchcock

The Forever War
Dexter Filkins

The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006–2008
Thomas E. Ricks

The Question of MacArthur’s Reputation: Côte de Châtillon, October 14–16, 1918
Robert H. Ferrell

General William E. DePuy: Preparing the Army for Modern War
Henry G. Gole