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ARMY Magazine Vol. 69, No. 8, August 2019

Articles

Sun Tzu said, “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” Today, this supreme art is taking on unprecedented forms in the cyber environment. Wars are fought and the hearts and minds of populations captured in a landscape with...
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, who is to be sworn in on Aug. 16 as the next sergeant major of the Army, has said we need to get “back to the basics.” In my 30-plus years of service, I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard that remark...
In 2018, service academy cadets across the country participated in a Service Academy Gender Relations Survey conducted by DoD’s Office of People Analytics. The results of the survey, released this past spring, showed that 48% of women and 17% of men...
Why do so many command team and leadership vacancies exist in the U.S. Army Reserve, and why do its leaders allow units to struggle through such obstacles? The Reserve suffers from a severe shortage of battalion commanders and, to a lesser degree,...
The Army is in the midst of a reorientation—planning and preparing for conflict with peer and near-peer adversaries, as directed by the 2018 National Military Strategy. This reorientation will involve changes big and small, with the Army embracing...
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War Game Narrative Holds Real-World Truths The Senkaku Paradox: Risking Great Power War Over Small Stakes. Michael O’Hanlon. Brookings Institution Press. 272 pages. $27.99 By Maj. Nathan K. Finney What are the chances the United States would go to...