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ARMY Magazine VOL. 65 NO. 7 July 2015

Articles

The Army has entered a period of self-reflection that has already led to new behaviors, processes and institutions. This kind of reflection happens after every war: a time to look back at wartime experiences, assess what the Army did well and what...
Twenty-five years ago this August, Saddam Hussein’s army overran the emirate of Kuwait in a matter of hours. President George H.W. Bush acted decisively and rapidly and consistent with long-standing U.S. policy. “We had no formal commitment to...
Soldiers
In the 25 years since the First Gulf War, it’s clear that the lessons learned in that conflict are plentiful and have had implications for strategy, technology, training and how a superpower uses force. It was a conflict that came unexpectedly, as...
What does it really mean to be expeditionary? The word has been invoked frequently of late, often as shorthand for the kinds of missions expected of an Army shifting away from prolonged ground conflicts. Expeditionary is more than a buzzword. It...
Counseling, coaching and mentoring are three vitally important leader development activities for maintaining excellence and professionalism among the Army’s officers, NCOs and civilians. Each activity serves a different purpose. Counseling allows...
In an ever-changing world, the Army needs to be able to measure soldiers’ cognitive abilities, and training and doctrine need to keep up. Like foot size, cognitive abilities and mental processes are not the same for everyone. By measuring a soldier’...
Luck, Superstition and the Eyes in the Skies By Nancy Barclay Graves Surprised at Being Alive: An Accidental Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam and Beyond . Robert F. Curtis. Casemate Publishers. 297 pages. $32.95. Robert F. Curtis’ Surprised at Being...