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ARMY Magazine VOL. 65, NO. 2 February 2015

Articles

Serving to Heal on the Battlefield Between Flesh and Steel: A History of Military Medicine from the Middle Ages to the War in Afghanistan . Richard A. Gabriel. Potomac Books. 312 pages. $34.95. By Kelly Kennedy One of the few tangible benefits of...
January 1, 2016, is the deadline for the military services to integrate women into the Infantry, Armor, Field Artillery and Special Forces combat units. It is contended that this will offer an equal opportunity for advancement up the promotion chain...
The association of mentoring with the profession of arms dates to the origin of the term itself. In Greek mythology, Mentor was the tutor and protector of Telemachus, the son of Odysseus; when Odysseus departed for the Trojan War, he left Telemachus...
Although the M1A2 Abrams remains one of the world’s premier main battle tanks, the Army has tried to develop a replacement that could provide the same or greater lethality and crew survivability with a much lower weight to make it easier to get to...
When fighting a war, soldiers and their leaders are not mere instruments, automatons or programmed killing machines. Even in battle, they remain capable of making moral judgments and retain responsibility for their decisions and actions. Abiding by...
Dogs, used in war since ancient times, have never been more indispensable than they are in the counterinsurgencies of today. Their keen vision and hearing, along with their highly developed sense of smell, have enabled them to root out roadside...
Our Army needs to rethink how it produces plans and orders during active combat and how it manages its officers. Our Army’s penchant for overdetailed, hyperscripted planning procedures—resulting in operations orders that are hundreds of pages long—...
“Hostility between us has been exaggerated. After all, there must be a strong tie for two men to work so closely for seven years.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1967 In Dwight D. Eisenhower’s own words, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Douglas MacArthur was “a...