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ARMY Magazine Vol. 68, No. 7, July 2018

Articles

Kenny Rogers’ country classic Coward of the County portrays advice from an old man who spent his life fighting. The advice was simple: Don’t do it. The intended recipient was a young man who ignored that advice. We are old men who spent the better...
The Army’s decision to create security force assistance brigades is the right decision at the right time. The Army is taking great pains to staff these units with the best people, place them in the right locations and create personnel systems that...
Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West, the 44th Army surgeon general and the U.S. Army Medical Command commanding general, describes her mission of transforming military medicine as a two-part proposition. First, and what she said is the easier part, are...
A principle of the philosophy of Mission Command is the exercise of disciplined initiative with adaptive, bold, audacious and imaginative leaders. The “Red Warriors” of the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th...
Throughout history there have been numerous medical advances on the battlefield. During Alexander the Great’s military campaigns in the 4th century B.C., soldiers with bleeding extremity wounds were taken care of through the use of tourniquets...
According to a 2017 report from the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction, the U.S. has invested more than $100 billion in training and equipping security forces in Iraq and Afghanistan since operations began there in 2002. To say...
Nature is a fascinating source of inspiration. From energy-efficient buildings designed like termite mounds to “self-healing” buildings that use bacteria to fill cracks in concrete, nature has been used to solve complex problems. We can turn to the...
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Varying Strategies in Diverse Theaters Won War The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won . Victor Davis Hanson. Basic Books. 720 pages. $40 By Col. Gregory Fontenot U.S. Army retired Often provocative, always ambitious...