ARMY Magazine August 2009 

Volume 59, Number 8

Listed below are selected articles and features of our August 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

Training Full Spectrum: Less Is More
By GEN Peter W. Chiarelli
“A precise understanding of the true nature of the mission-essential task—balanced against full spectrum operations—is more important than ever.”

The Unlearning We Must Do
By LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
Although some changes have been made since 9/11, “a gap exists between what we have done and have yet to do, between applying lessons learned and how much we still have to unlearn.”


 Selected Features

Green Warriors: Environmental Opportunities in Contingency Operations
By David E. Mosher and Beth Lachman
Careful management of environmental issues in contingency operations not only can help the Army meet mission objectives and achieve national goals, but also protect soldiers’ health; reduce costs, potential liabilities and logistical burdens; and improve relations with local residents.

Women in Military Service for America Memorial
Photographs by Dennis Steele
The Women in Military Service for America Memorial, in Arlington, Va., documents the experiences and sacrifices of all women who have defended America. 

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams:
Leaders Describe How the CompanyCommand Forum Makes a Difference

Leaders across the Army share their stories of how the CompanyCommand forum has helped prepare them for deployments, strengthened their skills, and developed and sustained them as they moved from deployment to deployment.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


Patton’s Peers: The Forgotten Allied Field Army Commanders of the Western Front, 1944–45
John A. English

Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century
P.W. Singer

The GI Bill: A New Deal for Veterans
Glenn C. Altschuler and Stuart M. Blumin