ARMY Magazine December 2011 

Volume 61, Number 12

Listed below are selected features from our December 2011 issue. To read all the articles in ARMY Magazine, join AUSA and receive a subscription as part of your membership.

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Front & Center

Restoring Learning
By GEN Federick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
“Restoring the [Army's education] system, it seems to me, is an absolute essential.”

Expanding the U.S. Counter-IED Effort
LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
“The threat of improvised explosive devices has expanded and morphed...The threat is global....”

America’s Army in the Global Fracture Zone
LTC Robert M. Brown, AUS Ret.
“Why, with America’s acknowledged might and commitment to global ‘right,’ are our efforts and sacrifices decreasingly rewarded?”

 Selected Features

2011 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition: A Forum for Professional Development—
Managing Transitions in Lean Times
By Dennis Steele
Top government, military and civilian leaders address a range of critical issues, from the importance of working together to responsible budget cuts, at AUSA’s October Annual Meeting.

On Learning Effectively from Expensive Studies and War Games
By BG Huba Wass de Czege, USA Ret.
The Army, dependent on simulation-based studies and war games in its training, could address five constraints that hinder that type of learning.

The ‘BCD’ in Support of the Modern Theater
COL Steve Maranian, MAJ Eric Durham and MAJ Nikolaus Guran
Battlefield coordination detachments assigned to theater-level Army headquarters to facilitate and synchronize ground and air operations are essential to mission accomplishment in Iraq, Afghanistan and other contemporary theaters.

Defending Afghanistan’s Border by Hitting the Haqqani Network
By Dennis Steele
With 10,000 U.S. troops scheduled to redeploy from Afghanistan before the New Year, Regional Command-East has increased pressure on the violent Haqqani network in the mountainous provinces along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Company Command—Building Combat-Ready Teams:
Are Customs and Courtesies Important in Today’s Army?
With many troops facing the imminent transition from expeditionary to garrison command, company commanders discuss the need to observe some of the Army’s time-honored customs.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


Advance and Destroy: Patton as Commander in the Bulge
John Nelson Rickard

The Quiet Professional: Major Richard J. Meadows of the U.S. Army Special Forces
Alan Hoe

The Age of Airpower
Martin Van Creveld

Omar Bradley: General at War
Jim De-Felice