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ARMY Magazine VOL. 65 NO. 8 August 2015

Articles

Forty-two years after the U.S. Army ended conscription, it should consider the natural sequel: the end of compulsory service contracts. Imagine taking a job with almost no required education or experience and with paid, on-the-job training. The...
Nine Tales That Sing the Songs of Unsung Heroes By Col. Kevin C.M. Benson, U.S. Army retired Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front. Mark Lee Greenblatt. Taylor Trade Publishing. 224 pages. $22.95. I took this book at face...
While soldiers deep in the tropical jungle of Oahu, Hawaii, were learning survival, navigation and the importance of keeping dry when the 25th Infantry Division Tropic Lightning Academy’s Jungle Operations Training Center opened in 2013, the...
World War II was colossal, encompassing practically every corner of the Earth and every type of warfare, including urban combat, guerilla campaigns, information warfare, air-sea battles and conventional campaigns. War was messy, complicated and ugly...
World War II dominated the Army’s identity for most of the half-century that followed the surrender of the Axis Powers. The American armed forces were led by veterans of that war through the 1970s. The decade-long war in Vietnam diminished the...
With the third decade of the 21st century closing in, uncertainty and volatility have become dominant factors in the global threat environment. The things we can count on are few and, in their own ways, often open the door to even more unknowns...
My first job as a general was to write Certain Victory , the Army’s official story of the First Gulf War. My mission was the first of its kind: Deliver an operational history immediately after the war, drawn from the views of soldiers who had fought...