West Point Memorial Aims to Honor Buffalo Soldiers

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West Point Memorial Aims to Honor Buffalo Soldiers

A new memorial honoring the legacy of West Point’s Buffalo Soldiers will be revealed next year as planners aim to have it completed in September 2021.

A monument featuring a trooper mounted on horseback will replace the U.S. Military Academy’s “memorial rock,” which was dedicated in 1973 to honor the Black Horse Cavalry Detachments, including the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments, that served at West Point from 1907 to 1946. 

Webinar Highlights New Book on Operation Husky

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Webinar Highlights New Book on Operation Husky

The author of Sicily ’43: The First Assault on Fortress Europe, an in-depth look at Operation Husky, speaks Nov. 19 in a webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

James Holland, an internationally acclaimed historian, writer and broadcaster, appears as part of AUSA’s Thought Leaders webinar series.

The event begins at 10 a.m. Eastern time. The event is free, but registration is required here.

ILW Paper: U.S. Should Study Competitors’ Logistics

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ILW Paper: U.S. Should Study Competitors’ Logistics

The logistical and maintenance approaches of armies at war can help explain why military organizations fight as well or as poorly as they do and uncover implications of a competitor’s operational strategies, according to a new paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare.

Lessons Learned by Washington Are Familiar Today

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Lessons Learned by Washington Are Familiar Today

In the first volume of his “Revolution Trilogy” about America’s war for independence, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson acknowledges that Gen. George Washington demonstrated “tactical shortcomings as a commander,” but succeeded as a leader whose “great responsibility enlarges him.”

ILW Focuses on Politics Behind Tactical Nukes

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ILW Focuses on Politics Behind Tactical Nukes

A new paper from the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare looks at how politics in the 1950s influenced Army doctrine, particularly the shift to nuclear weapons.

Written by retired Army Lt. Col. David C. Rasmussen, an Afghanistan veteran and political scientist, the paper looks at the Eisenhower era when efforts were underway to reduce U.S. troop presence in Europe and cut defense spending by 30 percent, proposals resisted by then-Army Chief of Staff Gen. Matthew Ridgway.

Army Museum Project on Track

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Army Museum Project on Track

Jan. 25, 2017

The Army Historical Foundation ended last year on track with its fundraising plan to support construction of a new National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Va.

Individual donations, stock gifts, foundation grants and corporate contributions totaled $10.7 million in 2016, including gifts of $1 million from Honeywell, L3 Communications and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library.

To date, $139 million has been raised in cash and pledges, more than two-thirds of the way to the Army Historical Foundation’s $200 million goal.