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The Army at times must provide deliberate and robust assistance to foreign nations in developing their military capabilities to enable U.S. defense objectives. Poland, an ally with the capacity and intent to develop a first-rate military and a...
Over 15 months in the late 1960s, I was the main battle tank project officer for the U.S. Army Combat Developments Command Armor Agency at Fort Knox, Kentucky. I was a major, and one of the voices for users of Army tanks, specifically for the new...
As our country commemorates the 13-year-long 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, stories of incredible heroism and sacrifice continue to inspire. Former Sgt. Gary Beikirch’s story is one of those. He received a Medal of Honor for his actions on...
Although President Franklin Roosevelt was famous for letting members of his administration compete to get things done, Gen. George Marshall had his own way of deftly orchestrating major personalities—including the president himself—in assuring...
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Americans Proved Mettle Along Mississippi The Greatest Fury: The Battle of New Orleans and the Rebirth of America. William Davis. Dutton Caliber. 512 pages. $32 By Samuel Watson Initially, the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans—which was...
The U.S. Army has launched an Innovative Leaders Course. Due to increased complexity and uncertainty in the contemporary operational environment, this academic course has the potential to bring about combat readiness. The aim of the year-old course...
Interviews by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, as well as the documents and summaries recently published by The Washington Post , present a lot of information about the nearly two-decade Afghanistan War...
As Army leaders, we are always looking for leadership nuggets to help us excel in our organizations. So, imagine having the opportunity to sit across the table and listen to stories of people who shaped history in arts, sciences, sports and world...
Much as Rangers have helped lead the way for the U.S. Army since World War II, for over 60 years the Colombian army has relied on graduates of its Lancero School—Escuela de Lanceros—to set the example for others to follow during intense, enduring...
T he last week of February 1991 saw the beginning—and the end—of the ground campaign in the Gulf War. Operation Desert Saber, the official designation of the ground phase of Operation Desert Storm, famously lasted 100 hours. Following six weeks of...
The Army’s emphasis on readiness and the significant investments in our soldiers, units and equipment have paid great dividends over the past few years as we shifted focus from low-intensity conflict toward multidomain operations and great-power...
North Korea’s nuclear provocations in 2017 cemented an ongoing shift from building Army readiness for counterinsurgency and counterterrorism to preparing for large-scale combat operations. Army senior leaders implemented the Focused Readiness model...
The Multi-Domain Operations concept was conceived by the Army, but it is inherently joint in nature. It goes far beyond AirLand Battle, which combined its two eponymous domains in a defined area of operations. Multi-Domain Operations expands the...
The Army has invested considerable resources in its advertising efforts. Airing expensive television ads, increasing the number of recruiters and offering bonuses for recruits costs the Army hundreds of millions of dollars each year. While the...
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U.S. Owns Its Share of Postwar Debacles The Day After: Why America Wins the War but Loses the Peace. Brendan Gallagher. Cornell University Press. 320 pages. $32.95 By Lt. Col. Nathan Finney Few soldiers take the opportunity to enter academia,...