ARMY Magazine August 2010 

Volume 60, Number 8

Listed below are selected articles and features from our August 2010 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

Studying the Future Security Environment
By LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
"The size of the Army and its leader-to-led ratio ... are two significant problems that face our Army now and will affect the Army's ability to execute operations in the future."

Mentoring an Afghan Provincial Government: Playing Small Ball
By LTC Michael P. Gabel
"A winning tactic ... uses small victories in the task of mentoring the provincial government--small ball if you will--in a small theater on the global political stage."

 Selected Features

Training for Afghanistan on America’s High Ground
Photographs and Text by Dennis Steele
At an elevation of more than 6,000 feet and with the Rocky Mountains as backdrop, Fort Carson, Colo., provides a nearly ideal training environment for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), in preparing for deployment to Afghanistan.

Tankers and Troopers: A Heritage of Courage
By COL John F. Antal, USA Ret.
From the Continental Army’s dragoons of the late 18th century to today’s Armor divisions in Iraq, the story of the Army’s mounted warriors is a testimony to their vitality and valor.

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams:
Combined Action in Afghanistan

Company commanders from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Airborne), stress the importance of embedded partnerships—“combined actions”—with Afghan security forces in building the capabilities of those forces.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


The Good Soldiers
David Finkel

Lincoln and McClellan: The Troubled Partnership Between a President and His General
John C. Waugh

The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898
Evan Thomas

The Nightingale of Mosul: A Nurse’s Journey of Service, Struggle, and War
Susan Luz with Marcus Brotherton