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ARMY Magazine Vol. 68, No. 4, April 2018

Articles

The Army must retain its current skills but be able to crush adversaries in full-scale combat as it faces an approaching era of global competition threatening U.S. overmatch, Army Secretary Mark T. Esper says. In an interview at his Pentagon office...
While some futurists and technology executives are predicting a blanket shift to fully autonomous civilian vehicles over the next two decades, in the case of the Army, autonomy is not viewed as a one-size-fits-all solution to future operations. It’s...
Reading for professional growth is an important practice for military leaders. However, there can be plenty of false starts along the way—especially for younger officers and NCOs. For instance, I remember walking into a bookstore as a second...
Instruction for enlisted soldiers had been the responsibility of unit leaders since before the Army was created, and the idea of specialized training or education for NCOs outside their unit was considered a nontraditional method for most of U.S...
The Australian Army is integrating its new primary rifle, the EF88, into the soldier training continuum in a manner that provides an excellent example for the U.S. Army. By simultaneously amending the qualification standards and techniques for the...
Sgt. 1st Class Vincent “Rocco” Vargas is an Army Reserve drill sergeant. If the people he shapes into soldiers don’t know of him when they report for basic training, they are highly likely to know all about him by the time they’re through. That’s...
From terrorism to cyberwarfare to fighting “by, with and through” coalition partners, the past 16-plus years of armed conflict have forced the Army to change. Much of this evolution has involved new hardware such as Predator drones, precision guided...
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West Point Book a Revolutionary Myth Buster The West Point History of the American Revolution . The United States Military Academy. Simon & Schuster. 320 pages. $55 By John F. Ross The American Revolution remains the most discussed, contested...