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Ask the U.S. Army Sniper School’s master trainer what it takes to be a great sniper, and he doesn’t immediately mention marksmanship. “You have to be confident, committed, and cool under pressure,” said Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Fox. On the forward...
Every soldier and leader knows that moral principles govern our behavior in war. In combat, we are responsible for attending to the difference between combatants and noncombatants, using proportional force even in the pursuit of legitimate targets...
If you happen to be a professional academic, a stoic or just generally cantankerous, please promise you won’t stop reading after the next sentence. This article is about humor as an element of Army leadership. That’s right, humor. It’s a uniquely...
After more than a decade of expansive stability operations in the Middle East, the U.S. Army is embracing a more expeditionary posture. This shift finds America’s primary land power institution returning to its origins as a more modestly sized, but...
Whenever former Sgt. Aaron Carew had free time during the first of two deployments to Iraq, he binge-watched DVDs of TV programs. After discovering 24 , the critically acclaimed counter-terrorism drama, “I knew I wanted to be a television writer,”...
They are silent, stoic sentinels at the corners of the wire. A new weapons system is providing persistent surveillance, early warning and lethality for an enduring and successful Middle East peacekeeping mission. The introduction of the...
It’s said that readiness wins wars, but the ability to define and align resilience in each soldier is dramatically influenced by the demands placed upon the human body. One of the greatest challenges facing modern warfare is the exacting cost of...
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‘Tribe’ Is Shallow Dive Into Deep Topic Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging . Sebastian Junger. Hachette Book Group. 168 pages. $22 Buy Now By Laura Stassi Assistant Managing Editor An increasingly affluent and urban American society has led to...