18 July 2016

July-August Military Review Now Online

Military Review - July-August 2016
The complete edition as well as all articles in pdf format. Individual articles can be accessed by clicking on the article title below.

Lt. Gen. Thomas Spoehr, U.S. Army
The director of the Army Office of Business Transformation believes good leadership and effective management are both necessary for organizational success. He espouses strengthening Army management to drive high performance levels in Army units.

Lt. Col. William Jay Martin, U.S. Air Force, Retired and Emily Kaemmer
The authors recognize that tactical-level Army leaders need to identify potential cyberspace threats and opportunities. They advocate an approach that would effectively provide commanders with situational understanding of the cyberspace domain.

Col. James Lowry Kennedy Jr., U.S. Army, Retired
The author stresses the importance of developing force-management skills in mid-grade Army leaders, touting those skills as necessary for success in nonoperational assignments.

Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, U.S. Army; Col. David P. McHenry, U.S. Army; Lt. Col. Christopher Cline, U.S. Army
According to the commander of U.S. Army Cyber Command, the growing use of electronic warfare, cyber warfare, and information operations in hybrid war requires a culture in our Army that values innovation in cyberspace operations.

Gen. Carlos A. Ospina, National Army of Colombia, Retired; Thomas A. Marks, PhD; David H. Ucko, PhD
The authors counsel caution for Colombia when dealing with the insurgent group FARC, citing the challenges faced in Sri Lanka, Nepal, and El Salvador when those countries faced similar circumstances against other insurgent groups.

Heloisa Cristaldo, Agência Brasil, Reporter
An official press report on comments by Gen. Eduardo Villas Bôas, commanding general of the Brazilian Army, rebuts claims that the Army is planning to assume control of the country during the current political crisis involving efforts to remove the Brazilian president through a constitutional impeachment process.

1st Lt. Matthew E. Miller, U.S. Army Reserve
The threat of terrorist attacks in Europe will continue to increase, according to this author. He believes NATO special operations forces should be the one central institution to respond to an overwhelming terror crisis, and he recommends making counterterrorism one of their principal missions.

Brig. Gen. James B. Burton, U.S. Army, Retired; Col. F. John Burpo, U.S. Army; Capt. Kevin Garcia, U.S. Army
Former leaders of the 20th CBRNE Command draw from their institutional knowledge to recommend reorganizing this one-of-a-kind unit into three multifunctional, regionally aligned CBRNE brigade task forces to meet the challenges of future operations.

Maj. Travis Robison, U.S. Army; Capt. Alex Moen, U.S. Army
During warfighter exercises, members of the recently reactivated division artillery units found themselves relearning common skills and overcoming new challenges. Based on their lessons learned, the authors recommend best practices for common fires issues.

Maj. Robert Chamberlain, U.S. Army
The author discusses why Germany lost the bloody World War I battle at Verdun. He analyzes similarities between the failed German theory of warfare from that battle and contemporary American theory.

Lt. Col. J.B. Shattuck, U.S. Army, Retired
Creating a viable communications network requires a wide variety of integrated communications platforms. However, according to this author, a single, Internet-like unifying network with data for all to see in real time is currently unattainable.

Col. Michael J. Forsyth, U.S. Army
The author compares inaccurate perceptions of modern Chinese leaders to those of pre-World War I German leaders who thought their neighbors were trying to contain them. The delusions of German leaders led to war. U.S. policy toward China should demonstrate that the United States is not trying to contain China in order to avoid conflict.

Col. John C. McKay, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired
A Spanish linguist discusses the need for U.S. military officers to study foreign languages and history as part of their strategic education.

Robert E. Smith, PhD
A research engineer argues the merits of tailoring equipment for specific functions, regions, or battles instead of developing multipurpose systems based on exotic and expensive technologies. He believes this will boost innovation while reducing costs.

Lt. Col. Chad R. Foster, U.S. Army
The Army is challenged to balance deployment mission requirements with the imperative to sustain an appropriate level of unit readiness. The author defines the relationship between the concepts of regionally aligned forces and sustainable readiness. He provides specific examples illustrating a way to tailor readiness efforts to the needs of regionally aligned forces.

Lt. Col. John H. Modinger, PhD, U.S. Air Force, Retired
The reviewer critiques a book that provides a fascinating look at the early years of the “space race” between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the often diverging mind-sets of President Eisenhower and senior Air Force leaders concerning the direction of the U.S. space program.

No comments: