Volume 63, Number 8
Listed below are selections from our August 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
Remembering a Sine Wave
By GEN Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
"The impact of [identifiable periods of feast and famine] on the mission effectiveness of the Army and on the lives of soldiers and their families is both a lesson of history and, perhaps, a worrisome portent for the 21st century."
Ringing True or Ringing Hollow?
By LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
"For more than a decade, we have witnessed an ongoing debate concerning what kind of war this is and how best to wage this war. ... The question now, however, is this: How does this war end?"
Learning from Iraq: Reform Needed NowFeatures
By Stuart W. Bowen Jr.
"The United States needs an integrated office for planning,executing and overseeing SROs [stabilization and reconstruction operations]."
The Army's Way Ahead in Cyberspace
By GEN Keith B. Alexander
The cyber domain offers efficiency and dependability, but its ease of access and sensitivity to interruption pose security risks. “The Army must transcend traditional barriers between the communication and intelligence communities.”
SOF Warrior Update
By Scott R. Gourley
The Program Executive Office for Special Operations Forces Warrior works to provide those soldiers with the best of a wide range of capabilities from vehicles to ammunition and weapons.
Pacific Partnership at Fort Bragg: Learning to Operate ‘At the Speed of Trust’
Text and Photographs
By Dennis Steele
Yudh Abhyas 2013, a two-week combined command post/
situational training exercise hosted by the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., brought together Indian and U.S. soldiers as a U.N. task force protecting a humanitarian assistance operation.
CompanyCommand: Advising as We Withdraw From Afghanistan
Sharing their experiences as advisors to Afghan National Security Forces, commanders offer insights on how they have helped their soldiers successfully turn from fighting battles to mentoring their Afghan counterparts and helping them become more capable.
Moment of Battle: The Twenty Clashes That Changed the World
James Lacey and Williamson Murray
Concrete Hell: Urban Warfare from Stalingrad to Iraq
Louis A. DiMarco
Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign
Earl J. Hess
The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines