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ARMY Magazine Vol. 68, No. 9, September 2018

Articles

In his new job as commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. Stephen J. Townsend brings deep combat and operational experience to an assignment he had never considered before—commanding the part of the Army that recruits, trains...
Among the many revolutions facing the Army as it prepares for bleak and lethal battles of the future is that of logistics. The Rolling Stones warned in their 1969 classic that You Can’t Always Get What You Want . That song title is something ground...
In discussing the Army’s mission, Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper said, “We are a team that plays away games, which means you have to be able to deploy.” This ability to deploy is key to the Army’s mission. Each service brings an important...
In 1778, recognizing the need to quickly improve the capability and discipline of the Continental Army, Gen. George Washington appointed a young Prussian volunteer, Baron Friedrich von Steuben, to serve as inspector general of the Army. Von Steuben’...
There is new vigor to an old campaign of integrating simulations into Army training. And why not? Simulations can allow soldiers and units to maximize field training by achieving learning goals beforehand. Soldiers can get the repetitions needed to...
“The character of war is changing, but the nature of war is not.” So goes one of today’s most sacred mantras. From one perspective, the mantra is right; from another, it is dangerously wrong. The character of war, that is to say, the conduct of war...
On a warm spring evening, Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr. and his wife Shelly sit on their home’s whitewashed porch and reflect on a long career. The scene is bucolic; wicker chairs speckle the porch, and a small flower garden and manicured lawn frame...
Most service members can comprehend the most complex details of football from a pass interference to defensive holding, but cannot make heads or tails of how American national security is assembled. Too many officers and NCOs do not understand how...