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Haig: A Reappraisal 70 Years On. .

Haig: A Reappraisal 70 Years On. . – book review Haig: A Reappraisal 70 Years On. Edited by Brian Bond and Nigel Cave. Leo Cooper, 1999. 271 Pages. $36.95. Reviewed by Lieutenant Colonel Harold E. Raugh, Jr., U.S. Army, Retired. British Army Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) during […]

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Battle captains and battle tracking

Battle captains and battle tracking Ren Angeles Battle captains (BCs) and battle tracking play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of deployed maneuver units operating in a combat theater of operations. A lot is riding on how well battle captains perform the job and how well they maintain situational awareness through battle tracking. Battle […]

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VEAP converts to GI Bill may lose benefits – Infantry Career Notes – Veterans Educational Assistance Program

VEAP converts to GI Bill may lose benefits – Infantry Career Notes – Veterans Educational Assistance Program – Brief Article Soldiers who converted from the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) to the Montgomery GI Bill are at risk of forfeiting their contributions and losing their benefits if they fail to make their payments. Soldiers have […]

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Inside Delta Force: the Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit

Inside Delta Force: the Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit – Book Review Michael F. Dilley By Eric L. Haney. Delacorte Press, 2002. 325 Pages, photographs. $25.95, Hardcover. “Speed, surprise, and violence of action. Those were the keys to success and survival, those and the ability to shoot what we intended to shoot and nothing […]

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Counter-mortar operations in the Sunni Triangle

Counter-mortar operations in the Sunni Triangle Darron L. Wright “And as water has’ no constant form there are in war no constant conditions.” –Sun Tzu, The Art of War The “Fighting Eagles” of the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Mechanized) implemented an effective tactic, technique, and procedure (TTP) for conducting counter-mortar operations in Iraq. (The battalion […]

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Army fields new shotgun system

Army fields new shotgun system A new lightweight shotgun system (LSS) developed by the Soldier Battle Lab is currently being fielded by U.S. Soldiers serving in Afghanistan. About 200 of the XM-26 shotgun systems were delivered to 10th Mountain Division units in Kandahar and Bagram in November 2003. The 10th Mountain will field the lightest […]

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The Battle for Coco Solo Panama, 1989

The Battle for Coco Solo Panama, 1989 Evan A. Huelfer For several years preceding the U.S. intervention in 1989, Panamanian strongman General Manuel Noriega had subjected American citizens living in Panama to constant harassment. From early 1988 until May 1989, the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) had attributed more than 1,000 instances of harassment to the […]

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regaining the initiative in the infantryman’s hale kilometer

Improving Army marksmanship: regaining the initiative in the infantryman’s hale kilometer David Liwanag “The primary job of the rifleman is not to gain fire superiority over the enemy, but to kill with accurate, aimed fire.” –General J. Lawton Collins Combat experience in the mountains of Afghanistan, two wars in the Iraqi desert, and current fighting […]

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The Military Eye Protection

The Military Eye Protection THE MILITARY EYE PROTECTION System (MEPS) will soon replace an assortment of protective eyewear. Since the mid-1990s, the Army and the Marine Corps have used a combination of ballistic/laser protective spectacles (BLPSs), special protective eyewear, cylindrical system (SPECS), and sun, wind, and dust goggles (SWDGs) to shield troops from eye injury. […]

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The Soldier’s Creed

The Soldier’s Creed The Soldier’s Creed I am an American Soldier. I am a Warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values. I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a […]