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ARMY Magazine VOL. 64, Number 12 December 2014

Articles

Col. Harry G. Summers Jr. begins his book, On Strategy: The Vietnam War in Context , by relaying the following conversation: “‘You know you never defeated us on the battlefield,’ said the American colonel. The North Vietnamese colonel pondered this...
When someone thinks of the most important traits and competencies a successful ethical leader must possess, humility is rarely, if ever, mentioned. Some would even argue that if leaders have or display any humility, they are actually showing...
Army families are professionals at adapting and overcoming. They are able to bounce back from cross-country moves, last-minute schedule changes and multiple deployments. So what is it about finances that constantly trips them up? It can’t simply be...
The challenges of staffing, training, establishing a future force capabilities mix and determining a strategic direction are a few of the many areas where the U.S. Army faces a multitude of options with no clear, precise answer. A study of some...
The Obama administration has an affinity for the employment of special operations forces. Increased emphasis on this particular sliver of military power is almost without precedence in the modern era, and it is not good. The penchant to view special...
The Army’s efforts to keep soldiers’ religious views in check could be interfering with strengthening professional ethics and strong character, says a controversial Army War College report. “The services can ill afford to lose the irrefutable power...
The connection between America and its warriors is a strategic relationship and a priority. Soldiers depend on support from home, and the populace depends on soldiers to preserve their freedoms and way of life. This bond between the populace and the...
Download the Full Article The successful transformation of West Point’s History of the Military Art course could hold the key to dramatic improvements in Army learning. In order to educate and train the next generation of professional soldiers,...
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Some of the most important lessons we can learn from the last 13 years of war relate to the intellectual requirements of leadership. In complex and dynamic operational environments like Iraq and Afghanistan, understanding the social, cultural,...