V for Victory. Seventy-five years ago, at the height of World War II, Americans knew the gesture well.
Over 15 months in the late 1960s, I was the main battle tank project officer for the U.S.
Author Jon Mikolashek recently presented a glimpse into his most recent book—Blood, Guts, and Grease: George S. Patton in World War I—and one of the Army’s most notable historical leaders.
“He’s provided a real service to us through this book,” retired Lt. Gen. Guy Swan, vice president of Education for the Association of the U.S. Army, said of the author during the Institute of Land Warfare’s Lemnitzer Lecture on Nov. 13.
In October 2017, the U.S. Army announced the establishment of eight cross-functional teams.
Investing in the “legendary” M1 Abrams tank is “at the heart” of the U.S. military’s rebuilding effort, President Donald Trump said during a visit to the Lima Army Tank Plant in Ohio.
Trump added that planned upgrades to the tank will keep production of the legacy vehicle “thundering down the assembly line.”
As the great and quoteworthy New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra would probably say of today’s Army, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”
Two new papers, one on the state of the cavalry and a second on the role of tanks in modern warfare, have been published by the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare.
In “The State of the Cavalry: An Analysis of the U.S. Army’s Reconnaissance and Security Capability,” Maj. Amos C. Fox argues that the Army’s current capabilities are inadequate for the service’s current slate of missions. The service must take a “deliberate approach to fixing these deficiencies,” he says.