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ARMY Magazine Vol. 68, No. 5, May 2018

Articles

It may be a shortcoming of the English language to lack a word befitting the complexity of the global battlefield, or perhaps we’ve done a disservice to past battlefields by describing them as “complex.” Suffice it to say, “complex” (and all its...
Trainees must graduate from Basic Combat Training ready to deploy, fight and win in combat with their first unit of assignment. However, leaders in the operational force have lost confidence in new soldiers coming out of Initial Entry Training...
The situation in eastern Ukraine might best be described as “World War I with technology.” Venturing to the front line today, you would quickly learn the two greatest threats facing Ukrainian soldiers are snipers and Russian artillery. Unlike in...
In a March–April 2015 Military Review article, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster wrote about a handful of fallacies that plague thinking about modern war. Specifically, in “Continuity and Change: The Army Operating Concept and Clear Thinking About Future War...
Picture this: A nuclear weapon explodes at a high altitude above the United States. The power grid is decimated, the country is thrown into anarchy and the American people resort to cannibalism. This is the plot to William R. Forstchen’s 2009 novel...
Soldier Embarks on a Marathon Recovery Fighting Blind: A Green Beret’s Story of Extraordinary Courage . Ivan Castro and Jim DeFelice. St. Martin’s Press. 304 pages. $16.99 By Maj. Jason P. LeVay Retired Maj. Ivan Castro is a celebrity in the world...