ARMY Magazine May 2013 

4/19/2013 12:00 AM 

Volume 63, Number 5

Listed below are selections from our May 2013 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

Sequester Vector
GEN Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
“I look askance when a Navy admiral proposes that the Army could pay the sequester costs for the whole Defense Department if it were reduced….”

Reversal of Readiness
By LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
“The risk of unintended consequences is real, especially given several misleading or outright false propositions that are part of the discussion….”


Ten Years Ago: Objective Curly
By Dennis Steele
A first-person account recalls the grit, noise and danger as elements of the 3rd Infantry Division’s Task Force 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry, occupied a critical intersection on Baghdad’s outskirts during Third Army’s 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Sustainment: Army Takes Holistic Approach to Operational Energy
By Scott R. Gourley
The Army focuses on policy, leader development and education, as well as technology and the funding that goes with it, to enhance operations and reduce battlefield energy requirements so that it grows more capable as it becomes more efficient.

An Interview with LTG Frederick (Ben) Hodges, Commanding General, Allied Land Command, NATO
An interview with the commanding general of Allied Land Command, NATO, reveals why land forces and land power are as relevant today as they ever were and shows how NATO can help develop them.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems and the Next War
By LTG Michael F. Spigelmire, USA Ret., and COL Timothy Baxter
Although the Army has been very successful in introducing Unmanned Aircraft Systems across the service, the aircraft have become so important to the future fight that the service must address several needs and problems so the systems can reach their full potential.

Company Command: World-Class Training
Company commanders describe their best training experiences and share their thoughts on what it takes to conduct their own world-class training.


Washington Report
News Call
Historically Speaking
Soldier Armed


The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944–1945
Rick Atkinson

The Boys of ‘67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam
Andrew Wiest

Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America’s Canine Heroes
Maria Goodavage