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ARMY Magazine Vol. 66, No. 11 November 2016

Articles

The question of what roles the retired military leaders of the nation should be expected or allowed to fill, or prohibited from filling, is again a matter of concern to many people. I have been asked my opinion on the subject, so with the...
Few doubt that we are failing in our post-9/11 wars. We have accomplished neither the strategic objectives set forth by the George W. Bush administration nor those of the Obama administration. Both had notable successes and achieved periodic...
The first time I opened an MRE, I was 9 years old. My neighbor, a former Marine, had bought a box of them from the surplus store for a hunting trip and had one left over. He handed it to me and said, “I think you’ll get a kick out of this.” I tore...
Today, most of us think of cooties as those imaginary germs kids are afraid they’ll get if they go anywhere near a member of the opposite sex.
As we exit from our second war in this new century, many in authority sense something is missing in American strategic generalship. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown that the services have come up short at the strategic level, the level at...
Don M. Snider taught political science at the U.S. Military Academy and has been a professor at the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute.
U.S. Approach to Warfare Reflects Centuries-Old Influences The practice of operational art is a central aspect of the U.S. Army’s approach to planning and executing unified land operations in expeditionary campaigns. Defined in Army Doctrinal...
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Engaging Work Explores a War That’s ‘Endless’ How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon. Rosa Brooks. Simon & Schuster. 439 pages. $29.95 By Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger U.S. Army retired There’s a great...