ARMY Magazine June 2011 

Volume 61, Number 6

Listed below are selected features from our June 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

The Firepower Solutions
By GEN Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
"The notion of winning wars with firepower only, which is the promise of naval- and air-only engagements, has a long history of failure."

Another ‘Army Strong’ Birthday
By BG Harold W. Nelson, USA Ret.
"On the Army's 236th birthday, the entire institution has been tested by a long war. Every part of it must be 'reset' to sustain the momentum that has carried it through the test of war."

The Cost of Thinking Outside the Box
By MSG Charles Elliott, USA Ret.
"We have been thinking outside the box so long that we have forgotten what is in the box: the basics."

 Selected Features

Transforming Army Medicine to Ensure Quality Care and Optimal Readiness
By LTG Eric B. Schoomaker
Army Medicine’s commitment to selfless service ensures the best care and access for soldiers, their families and civilians.

Observations from an ER Doctor in Afghanistan: An Interview with MAJ Steve Beckwith
By Sara Hov
MAJ Steve Beckwith, a physician who recently returned from Afghanistan, discusses the challenges and rewards of providing care for soldiers and local-nationals there.

Cadet Command Celebrates 25 Years
By MG Mark McDonald
In addition to the Army's 236th birthday this month, June marks the 25th anniversary of U.S. Army Cadet Command and the 95th anniversary of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

Movement and Maneuver: A Vision for the Future
By MG Robert B. Brown
Ground forces must train for a future of full spectrum operations and be prepared to face irregular and hybrid threats with networked capabilities.

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams: A Wounded Lieutenant’s Journey
One Warrior in Transition, sharing his story of being severely wounded in Afghanistan, gives company commanders insight into wounded soldiers’ experiences.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee's Triumph, 1862-1863
Jeffrey D. Wert

The Battle for China: Essays on the Military History of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945
Mark Peattie, Edward Drea and Hans van de Ven

Black Faces of War: A Legacy of Honor From the American Revolution to Today
Robert V. Morris

When Women First Wore Army Shoes: A First-Person Account of Service as a Member of the Women's Army Corps During WWII
Ethel A. Starbird