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ARMY Magazine VOL. 65, NO. 9 September 2015

Articles

America’s post-9/11 war is not over—far from it. Who will win and what kind of world will emerge are still open questions. As retired Brig. Gen. John S. Brown put it, “We’re in the third inning.” So no final lessons can be identified or learned, but...
Our Army should have been slapped awake in the aftermath of June’s racist mass killing in South Carolina and the subsequent controversy over official display of the Confederate battle flag. We have been reminded by outsiders—as all of us in the Army...
No U.S. military service sacrificed more than the Army in the 14 years of continuous combat that followed 9/11. Over two-thirds of American casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan were soldiers, and the service’s plans for a transformed force of the...
At the same time the world is less inclined to go to war, weak governments are failing and the tools of warfare are far cheaper and accessible to both states and nonstate actors. This confluence of forces is enabling our adversaries to find...
Over the past decade or so, technology—and with it, communication from faraway lands—has changed our lives. Probably no other demographic of people has experienced this change as much as the military. In World War II, telegrams and letters were the...
The downward trend of African-American officers in the branches that have the best track record of producing our Army’s most senior leaders is alarming, bewildering and disappointing. We revel in the success of Gens. Colin L. Powell, Lloyd J. Austin...
Policy Insider Offers View of War-Torn Iraq The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq . Emma Sky. PublicAffairs Books. 382 pages. $28.99. By Col. Kevin C.M. Benson, U.S. Army retired British scholar Emma Sky has a unique story to...